Ripples v5.45: Paul’s Free Weekly Splash of Inspiration for 10,529 Members
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Hope is like a road in the country; there wasn’t ever a road,
but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.
– Lin Yutang, submitted by Judy A.
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Hope is an orientation of the spirit,
an orientation of the heart.
It is not the conviction that something will turn out well,
but the certainty that something makes sense,
regardless of how it turns out.
-Vaclav Havel, submitted by Kirsti D., Sonora, CA
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Between visits with the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association and
the Evergreen Everwell Conference in Seattle, I spent time wrapping
up our “1,000 Ripples” contest. A panel of reviewers has selected a
winner from the finalists who will choose a charity to receive a
$1,000 donation! We will share the winning story next week, but in
the mean time take a peek at the finalists: