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 #1090: Calm Spirits

Ripples #1090: Calm Spirits
April 20, 2020
PEBBLE
Don’t worry about calming the storm.
Calm yourself; the storm will pass.
-source unknown, shared by David in Northridge, CA

BOULDER

When your life seems messed up, it’s incredibly depressing to start thinking about the next year or the next month or, sometimes, even the next day.…
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Ripples #1,010: Swimming in Silence!

Ripples #1,010: Swimming in Silence!
Oct 1, 2018
PEBBLE
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
-Francis Bacon, shared by Kelly in Philadelphia, PA

BOULDER

I think 99 times and find nothing.…
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Ripples #991: Soar, Stumble, & Flourish!

Ripples #991: Soar, Stumble, & Flourish!
May 21, 2018
PEBBLE
You are worthwhile and capable even though you make mistakes.
-original source unknown,
shared by Hannah in Asheville, NC, who received this message from her 8th grade science teacher, who may in turn have stumbled upon this mantra when it was shared by Joan Redeen in response to a 2010 blog post about advice you wish your 13-year-old self could hear
http://kellehampton.com/2010/10/to-thine-own-self-be-true.html#comment-226761…
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