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 #1292: Leap, Laugh, Love!

People often ask me what is the most effective technique for transforming their life. It is a little embarrassing that after years and years of research and experimentation, I have to say that the best answer is: just be a little kinder.…
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Ripples #1289: Puzzling Pieces

I thought I had failed. In fact, though, I just hadn’t succeeded…yet.
~John Green, shared by Erica in Japan


I have recently taken up jigsaw puzzles as a hobby, and I’ve already learned something important: often, you can push a bit harder on a given piece and it will “fit”.…
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Ripples #1262: Kindness (A Spacious Reframe)

We are the actions…and maybe the most important word…the kindness…that we leave behind.
-Andrew Garfield, shared by Emily in Carlow, Ireland BOULDER
Maybe our choice to be kind isn’t meant to be about whether someone deserves it, but about creating the kind of world we want to live in and the way we want to show up in it.…
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