Ripples v5.43: Paul’s Free Weekly Splash of Inspiration for 9,641 Members!
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Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone–
Kindness in another’s trouble,
Courage in our own.
-Adam L. Gordon, submitted by Linda V.
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Remember to be gentle with yourself and others.
We are all children of chance,
and none can say why some fields will blossom
while others lay brown beneath the August sun.
Care for those around you.
Look past your differences.
Their dreams are no less than yours,
their choices in life no more easily made.
Give in any way you can, of whatever you possess.
To give is to love.
To withhold is to wither.
Care less for your harvest than for how it is shared,
and your life will have meaning and your heart will have peace.
-Kent Nerburn, submitted by Sabrina R., Prescott, AZ
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I hope you can spend a minute right now brainstorming a way to share.
Someone you work with, live with, serve on a committee with, or share
a grocery check-out lane with would just love it if you shared!
Share your idea, your creativity, your patience, your scissors, or
simply share a smile. Share something, and notice how good it feels!
And speaking of sharing, over 80 members shared a cool story for the
“1,000 Ripples” contest that ended last week. We have turned over
the finalists’ stories to a panel of “experts in kindness” who will
be selecting their favorite in the next few weeks. The author of the
winning story will choose a charity to receive $1,000, and we’ll
announce the winner before Thanksgiving. We’re also going to figure
out how to share some of these stories with you, because they are
AWESOME!! Stay tuned….