Ripples v11.32: One Grain!
The Ripples Project is a tribe of 22,820
who believe tiny actions create big possibilities
Monday, August 17, 2009
Anybody can make a difference in people’s lives.
All it takes is a little bit of effort and some creativity.
-David Mortlock, (founder of a group that collects leftover subway fare cards for veterans) submitted by Bob S., Rockaway NJ
I wonder if we might pledge ourselves
to remember what life is really all about-
not to be afraid that we’re less flashy than the next,
not to worry that our influence is not that of a tornado,
but rather that of a grain of sand in an oyster!
Do we have that kind of patience?
-Fred Rogers, submitted by Toni W., McHenry, IL
You matter a great deal to the people around you. You impact them even when you aren’t noticing. Even when they aren’t noticing. That doesn’t mean you have to be perfect; you don’t even have to be amazing all the time. You just need to be aware; aware that you make a difference.
A special hello to the remarkable Leadership Safari Guides at Central Michigan University. I hope your journey is as fun as our awesome day last week!