Ripples v7.37: Ripples of THE SIMPLE LIFE!
Monday, September 26, 2005
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[Some people] have a wonderful capacity to appreciate
again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life,
with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.
-A.H. Maslow, submitted by Stephanie W., West Des Moines IA
To find the universal elements enough;
to find the air and the water exhilarating;
to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter;
to be thrilled by the stars at night;
to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring-
-these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
-John Burroughs, submitted by Pat J., Waukesha WI
Welcome to over 200 new members of The Ripples Project!
In addition to a few dozen Greek Leaders from University of the Pacific who joined after a presentation I gave at their retreat this weekend in Sacramento, over 170 new subscribers joined this week because of YOUR invitations! I am going to spend the month of October continuing to gently encourage members to invite friends and colleagues to subscribe so that we can transform our tiny Ripples into big waves.
In addition to spreading the word about Ripples, I dare you to spend some time this week focusing extra appreciation on some existing SIMPLE part of your life. Whether it is your morning commute, lunch in the cafeteria, or even something as tiny as brushing your teeth; see if you can take extra pleasure in experiencing the “AWE, PLEASURE, WONDER and ECSTASY” of a routine activity. While this simple assignment may sound a little corny, I hope your response can surprise and delight you.
Keep on Rippling, everyone!