Repost – Leave a Trace, from Paul at the Ripples Project
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|Ripples #676: Leave A Trace.
For our tribe of 30,858 people who share encouragement and gratitude [05/15/2012]
We never touch people so lightly
that we do not leave a trace.
-Peggy Tabor Millin. Submitted by Angie in Altoona, WI
We are each other’s business;
we are each other’s harvest;
we are each other’s magnitude and bond.
-Gwendolyn Brooks, submitted by Nick in New Jersey
Gwendolyn Brooks, Miami Book Fair International, 1985 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Our capacity to individually survive and collectively thrive hinges on our ability to provide assistance to each other and accept occasional assistance in return. Some of us are good at one and not the other, so let’s make this a week of acknowledging those who have helped us on our journey AND allowing ourselves to consider the lives that we have improved. It may just be an internal pondering AND you could make someone’s day with a quick text, email, or handwritten note that describes how they have improved your world.
P.S. Thanks to the dozens of folks who stopped by for hugs and high fives at Saturday’s open house & estate sale. I have less stuff to pack up AND we raised $1,000 for WILS and GSAFE. It was a joyous day filled with hugs, stories, and some amazing homemade caramel corn. You all left a significant trace on my soul!