Ripples v7.07: Ripples of LOVE!
Monday, February 14, 2005
Your FREE Weekly Splash of Inspiration from Paul & The Ripples Project
=o=o=o=o=o=o=o= PEBBLE =o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o
Love is the most powerful and still
the most unknown energy of the world.
-Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
=o=o=o=o=o=o=o= BOULDER =o=o=o=o=o=o=o
What you are in love with,
what seizes your imagination,
will affect everything.
It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning,
what you will do in the evenings,
how you will spend your weekends,
what you read,
who you know,
what breaks your heart, and
what amazes you with joy and gratitude.
Fall in love
Stay in Love
And it will decide everything.
-Pedro Arrupe, submitted by Kara M. Cleveland, Ohio
=o=o=o=o=o=o=o= PONDER =o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o
For many people, Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the joy of romantic love.
Regardless of your relationship status, we could ALL use a reminder of how remarkable love is. Life just tastes better when you love your work, your studies, your friends/family/neighbors/coworkers, your community, your pets, your hobbies, etc. (Of course, we cannot love EVERYTHING in our life or we wouldn’t be able to really appreciate the things we really do love–love would then become a bland saltine cracker with no peanut butter).
So, here is my wacky idea for the week. I’m going to assume you will be sharing your love this week with the important PEOPLE in your life. Let’s share with each other not WHO we love but WHAT we love! What is some inanimate object you own that you really love having in your life? Is it a book? a gadget? a piece of clothing? C’mon, I dare you to post your response here: