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 #1187: Small Sadnesses

PEBBLE
Our constant quest to micro-manage our own comfort and happiness can itself become a source of great unhappiness.
-Jeff Warren, suggested by DC in CA

BOULDER

Sadness is intrinsically part of the fabric of happiness.…
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Ripples #1181: Vicarious Joy

PEBBLE
Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.
-Helen Keller, shared by Holly in Phoenix, AZ

BOULDER

Most of life is a positive-sum game in which we can all be better off if we play nicely together.…
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Ripples #1174: The Happy Thanks

PEBBLE
Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.
-Amy Collette, shared by Vicki in Chicago, IL

BOULDER

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.…
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