Ripples v7.39: Ripples of PERSEVERANCE!
October 17, 2005
a FREE weekly splash from Paul & The Ripples Project
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Perseverance is not a long race;
it is many short races one after another.
-Walter Elliott, submitted by Noel R., Milwaukee WI
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If I were asked to give what I consider the single most
useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this:
Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes,
hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say,
“I will be bigger than you. You can not defeat me.”
Then repeat to yourself the most comforting of all words,
“This too shall pass.”
-Ann Landers, submitted by Mike D., New Berlin WI
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I am not giving up my goal just yet! A few weeks back we began a quest to increase the number of Ripples we can make by increasing the number of subscribers to Ripples. The first week we signed on 200 new subscribers which is 10 times more than a typical week and yet still a small number when you consider that 13,000+ subscribers are on the list. The last few weeks have seen only a few dozen new subscribers. Of course, we welcome every one of you! I still think we have the potential for a big SURGE in membership when everyone who has not yet invited a few colleagues and friends takes a moment to ripple Ripples.
So here is an alternate way to invite your friends. Send them this link with a short message that says, “I have been receiving Ripples for X months/years and I love them. You should join too because it is FREE and it is FUN! (and because Paul is very good about protecting our addresses from unwanted emails.)”
Oh, and don’t forget this week’s theme of perseverance. Take a moment right now to think of the biggest challenge you’re facing and remember that YOU CAN HANDLE THIS! It may be tough, it may be unpleasant, it may be exhausting, but you CAN handle it!