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July 28, 2014

Paul "Ripples Guy" Wesselmann

Since 1990, Paul has worked with hundreds of organizations to create dynamic presentations that inspire and inform.

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This Week's Issue of Ripples
Ripples is a free splash I send out on Monday mornings to over 25,000 members of The Ripples Project. Here is a recent issue, and below are the links to subscribe and visit the archives.  Enjoy!
Ripples #792: The Ecstasy of Today!
A splash of inspiration
from The Ripples Guy
28 July 2014

Gup in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually.
-Abraham Joshua Heschel

This is the gift—
to have the wonderful capacity
to appreciate again and again,
freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life,
with awe, pleasure, wonder,
and even ecstasy.
-Abraham Maslow

While you are kicking off what I sincerely hope will be a day/week filled with ecstasy, I would like to share some news with you about the future of Ripples. Since 1999 we have steadily grown from our original 75 readers (some of whom are still with us!) to our current batch of over 27,000. Over the last 12 months we have hit a major roadbump as we are increasingly labeled as spam. We've lost over 4,000 subscribers that didn't CHOOSE to unsubscribe, and many new subscribers are consistently finding Ripples in their spam/junk folder.

We considered moving away from email delivery and just posting Ripples via social media and blogging platforms, but ultimately determined that enough people still prefer to find Ripples in their email inbox on Monday mornings. So, in a few weeks we will transition to a new platform that is significantly more expensive (a few hundred dollars a MONTH vs. a few hundred dollars a YEAR), but will ultimately provide a reliable way to continue our legacy of inspirational splashes. And let's face it: you're worth it.

Your patience and persistence will be kindly requested as transitions such as this invariably encounter road bumps. Or perhaps "dams” or "rapids” if we're sticking with the water metaphor? I'll share more information soon.

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Paul's Pick
The Quote Pond, a meditative site with inspirational quotes.
This is something that I had been dreaming about creating for years, and woke up one morning while I was on retreat in the Colorado Rockies and said "It is time to make it happen!" so I found some people to build the pond. It takes about 90 seconds to pause, reflect, and receive an inspirational quote from the quote pond. I invite you to take a dip!