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Upon every expressive horizon, life reveals her mystery and to live is a gift,
to feel is a blessing and to take part in her beauty is a miracle
renewed each day.
-Francisco, submitted by Ines P., South Sound YMCA
Life is both more and less than we hoped for,
both more comic and tragic than we knew.
Comedy ends in happiness, while tragedy yields wisdom.
We want, I suppose, to be happily wise and wisely happy.
Only then can we know the full blessings of our imperfect lives.
As we prepare to wrap up a phenomenal year of growth here at The
Ripples Project, I have spent time this week reading through our
archives (it is FUN; you should try it:
http://www.TheRipplesProject.org/eRipples ). Ironically, I was
looking through our past when I discovered that I often encourage
readers (and myself) to focus on the present. I think the end of the
year is a good time to spend a few minutes glancing backward at the
last twelve months and recalling the joy as well as the lessons we
learned from the difficult stuff. Grab your appointment book, PDA,
or calendar and a yummy warm cider or hot cocoa and treat yourself to
a quick visit down memory lane.
Enjoy your holidays and we will see you next year!