Sunday, February 17, 2008

My life is about the little things...

Ripples is a newsletter founded on the philosophy that our world is like a big pond. Everything we do, big or small, negative or positive, creates a ripple that goes out and touches whoever is all around the pond. It may seem kind of odd, but it's a philosophy I think most of us can understand. If you're interested in receiving a free weekly email (looks like below) with inspirational messages, click on the subscribe link at the bottom of the page. I've been receiving this for close to 10 years. I felt inspired to share this today, because I feel like the little things in life are so important. It may not put on a big fancy show to the rest of the world, but to you and the people close to you, the smallest things can make all the difference in the world.

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It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely more important. -Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Everyone is tryingto accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things. -Frank Clark.
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Every LITTLE THING counts, so right after you read this I want you to choose one little action that would help a friend, stranger, co-worker, classmate, or yourself and do it: offer a few minutes of your time, hold the door, smile, forgive someone, be more kind or more patient than necessary, etc. Do it, and notice just how big a difference that little thing makes.
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(all material by Paul W. Ripples guru)

1 comment:

Megan H said...

I love Paul! I saw him speak at a conference last summer and then we were so lucky to get him to come to my school for our leadership conference last October. He is the nicest guy and I love getting his ripples every Monday!