Ripples v8.29: Ripples of OUR COMMUNITY!
7/17/06: a FREE splash from Paul & The Ripples Project
=o=o=o=o=o=o=o= PEBBLE =o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o
Our belief in one another
is what unites us and encourages us to be our best.
-Sarah McLachlan, submitted by Cathie M., Madison WI
=o=o=o=o=o=o=o= BOULDER =o=o=o=o=o=o=o
There can be no vulnerability without risk;
There can be no community without vulnerability;
There can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community.
-M. Scott Peck, submitted by Katie M., Cedarville IL
=o=o=o=o=o=o=o= PONDER =o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o
Welcome back to our community! While some of you have always been receiving Ripples each week, I was ASTONISHED to learn how many folks have been either sporadically receiving or completely missing their weekly splash. Last week we moved our site to a host recommended by the folks at Active Campaign (who make the software we use to send out Ripples) and sent out a test message. So far I have received over 1,100 responses, many people saying “oh, you’re back!” I am truly sorry that we temporarily lost touch AND I am deeply grateful to have you back as a part of the Ripples community.
I thought of the perfect way to celebrate our “community reunion:” Can you think of someone that you have lost track of over the past few years? Perhaps it is a former colleague, a distant relative, or maybe a friend who gradually disappeared from your radar. Reach out to them today with an email or phone call or (gasp!) a handwritten note and welcome them back into your life!
Ooh, and we need EVERYONE to send a big dose of peace out into the universe this week because so many spots in our world are in danger of forgetting what peace feels like or sounds like. This whole world is our community and any time one part is in pain, we ALL suffer for it!
I am sending you all hugs and high fives and of course,