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 #977: Practice Love!

Ripples #977: Practice Love!
Feb 12, 2018
Practice love until you remember that you are love.
-Swami Sai Premananda
shared by Pete in Ouray, CO


most importantly love
like it’s the only thing you know how
at the end of the day all this
means nothing
this page
where you’re sitting
your degree
your job
the money
nothing even matters
except love and human connection
who you loved
and how deeply you loved them
how you touched the people around you
and how much you gave them
-Rupi Kaur
shared by Diane in Blacksburg, VA


Our longtime readers may remember that one of our annual traditions is to focus on the theme of Love around Valentine’s Day.…
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Ripples #925: Love’s Shine!

Ripples #925: Love’s Shine!
Feb 13, 2017
Love’s shine is strongest against a backdrop of hate. What we care about, and how we express our care, is most deeply felt when all is not “as it should be”.…
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