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Life is like spaghetti – kinda messy sometimes, but really good!
-Tracy M.’s 5 year-old son, submitted by Tracy
Believe in your dreams.
If the road you’re traveling seems
all uphill, never quit.
For what’s far will be near
and your hopes will win out
if you hold on to your dreams and never doubt.
-J. Bergsma, submitted by Sarah B., Eland, Wisconsin
A few dozen people received special Ripple Awards last week, thanks
to engaged readers who took it upon themselves to nominate a friend
or coworker or neighbor. There were Ripple Awards for Friendship,
Understanding, Generosity, Amazing Dedication, Most Inspiring Sister,
Best Programmer Ever, and even one called “Ripple Award for Just
All of them were awesome, and I am sharing one because Emily did a
magnificent job of being specific and sincere. Both Sarah and Emily
will receive a bundle of Ripples Goodies from our online store.
Ripple Award for Perseverance and Dedication
This award goes to Sarah for displaying perseverance and dedication
while searching for a job.
Sarah has always been a caring and compassionate person. Thinking of
others always before herself is common practice for this bride to be and
it is good to see that her love for others and dedication to success has
landed her a job. Sarah was out of work during a stressful time,
through the holidays and while she was planning her wedding, but the
smile never left her face. She always kept her great and positive
disposition and continued to give more than she was receiving. Being
without work in the holidays can be stressful, but not when you have as
big of a heart as my sister. She still continued to purchase gifts for
the less fortunate, when most people in her situation would consider
themselves the less fortunate one.
Sarah starts her new job today and I am very proud of her and proud to
have a sister that I can admire. She has always displayed strength and
resilience and for that she should receive the honor in being named the
winner of the Ripples Project Award!
It is easy to be satisfied when the sun is shining on your face and the
wind is at your back, but great character is displayed when the
situation is reversed and you are still smiling. That quote is how I
would describe my sister, Sarah!
p.s. It is not too late for you to send a Ripple Award to someone you know!