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 #1249: Good Faith Conversations

The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another person’s observation, not overturning it.
-Edward Bulwer-Lytton, shared by Mary in Colorado BOULDER
A good faith conversation begins with curiosity, gropes toward awakening and retires in mercy.…
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Ripples #1238: Revealing Love

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
–Zora Neale Hurston, shared by Kari in Cambridge, MA


Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.…
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