Ripples
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 #1228: Old Friends

PEBBLE
The best mirror is an old friend.
-George Herbert, shared by Michelle in Springfield, IL

BOULDER

I argue that the most powerful thing you can do to add healthy years is to curate your immediate social network.…
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Ripples #1223: Network of Goodness

PEBBLE
Kindness is the force that draws us together… Despite our collective state of loss, and our potential for evil, there exists a great network of goodness, knitted together by countless everyday human kindnesses.…
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Ripples #1207: W.A.I.T. to Listen

Ripples #1207: W.A.I.T. to Listen
July 11, 2022
PEBBLE
Listen, or your tongue will keep you deaf.
-Cree Nation Proverb, shared by Daniel in Milwaukee (who heard this wisdom during a meditation class offered by Rooted in Mindfulness)

BOULDER

We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy.…
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