Every Monday since 1999, Paul has been sending out Ripples, an email containing two upbeat quotes submitted by readers (Pebble, Boulder) and something to think about for the week (Ponder). Enjoy recent issues below, and farther down you can use the keyword cloud or search bar to dive into our archive of over 1,100 issues. Have a quote that might make a good Pebble or Boulder? Submit it here!

Ripples #1275: Embracing Me

It’s easy to look at the contours of a forest and feel a bone deep love for nature. It’s less easy to remember that the contours of your own mind and body represent the exact same nature…and deserve the same love.…
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Ripples #1252: Investing Energy Wisely

An invitation is an opportunity and not a command.
-Ann Voskamp, shared by Carolyn in Blacksburg, VA


The best way to invest your emotional energy wisely is to get comfortable saying no thank you.…
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