Ripples v5.19: Ripples of GROWING!



He who stops completely before taking the next step will spend a
lifetime standing on one leg.
Chinese Proverb, submitted by from Virginia M., Lincoln, Nebraska


I’ve always been fascinated by the Japanese carp, otherwise known as
the koi. It’s a fish with seemingly unlimited growth potential. If
you put the koi in a small fish bowl, it will only grow to be two or
three inches long. In a larger tank or a small pond, it will reach
six to ten inches. A bigger pond, and it gets to be a foot and a
half. But, if the koi is placed in a large lake, where it can really
stretch out, it can grow up to three feet long. The size of the fish
is proportional to the size of its home.  Well, it works that way with
people too. We grow according to the size of our world.
Not physically, of course, but mentally.
-Harvey Mackay, submitted by Patricia W.


We need YOUR help this week in growing! The Ripples Project has
grown from our initial group of 60 people (most of whom are still
members 6 years later!) to over 8,500 members all over North America
and the world! We could be creating even MORE ripples if you choose
one quick action to help us grow:

A. Submit a profound quotation for a future issue:

B. Encourage a friend or co-worker to join. Tell them why you like
Ripples, tell them that it is FREE, and tell them to send a blank
email to

C. Visit our goodie-filled online store and choose a graduation or
other gift for someone!



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