By November 24, 2003Ripples

Ripples v5.45: Paul’s Free Weekly Splash of Inspiration for 10,529 Members

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It’s not easy being grateful all the time. But it’s when you feel
least thankful that you are most in need of what gratitude can give you.
-Oprah Winfrey, submitted by Sean D., Lubbock, Texas

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Truly rich is the person with a grateful heart.
Grateful individuals possess a treasure
that cannot be stolen or spent because it comes
from character and perspective, not circumstances.

The riches of gratitude can be ours
whenever we are willing to acknowledge
the goodness of God and the many ways
that others’ lives influence and bless our own.
-source unknown, submitted by Liz, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Congratulations to Kim V. from Mt. Pleasant, Michiagn whose story,
“Kindness in the Cornfield” was selected as the most inspiring by our
panel of reviewers. You can read her story (and those of the other
finalists) at this website:

Kim has chosen Sacred Heart Academy Elementary School in Mt. Pleasant
as the recipient of a $1,000 donation. We thank her and the 100
other members who shared their stories!


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