Ripples v8.24: Ripples of SHORT RACES!
6/12/06: a FREE splash from Paul & The Ripples Project (more info below)
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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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You can become blind
by seeing each day as a similar one.
Each day is a different one,
each day brings a miracle of its own.
It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.
-Paulo Coelho, submitted by Cathie M., Madison WI
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Are you feeling overwhelmed by some huge project that is going on in work or school or life? Or maybe there is a burden you have been carrying around with you, something that has been worrying or frustrating or sad. I would like to suggest that you shift your perspective: instead of thinking of it as one big ole yucky, blechy thing, it is possible to view it as a set of small challenges. This week you could focus on just one part, and view it as a SHORT RACE that you can finish and finish soon!
As you cross your finish line, I hope that there is a small prize to accept (lunch with a friend, an hour of mindless tv or video game, your favorite dessert, etc.) and a sense of satisfaction in knowing that even if there are many more short races to run, you finished one.
On your mark,