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Issue #926  |  Feb 20, 2017
A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
John Ciardi
shared by Jason (a proud new papa) in San Luis Obispo, CA (Cal Pauly sez hi!)
Behind every problem is a question trying to ask itself. Behind every question is an answer trying to be revealed. Behind every answer is an action trying to take place. Behind every action is a way of life trying to be born.
Michael Beckwith
shared by Leslie the Legendary in Madison, WI (her submissions have been featured frequently since the very first year of Ripples....way back in 1999!)
I love questions so much that I actually collect them! I have a couple of files on my computer where I store good questions that I come across. I then dip into my question bank when I want to stimulate ideas and conversations during presentations; they also come in handy at dinner parties and other social gatherings. 

Below are a few of my favorites, along with links to where I encountered them. I dare you to spend time this week pondering these and perhaps sharing them at the dinner table, before a meeting begins, or any time you're around other people you'd like to get to know better:
  1. What is a movie, book, or tv show that has changed how I look at the world? (Jane McGonigal)
  2. Who do I know that consistently brings their best self to work/school/life? (How does it show?) (Have I told them this?)
  3. What is the subtlest thing I can notice and be grateful for? (Curt Rosengren)
  4. When I fall, how do I pick myself back up? (Mike Figliuolo)
  5. Did I do my best to find meaning in my life today? (Peter Banerjea)
  6. What do I really want, and how might I be stopping myself from getting that? (Hannah Braime)
  7. What is the number one thing that, if I stopped doing it, would have the biggest positive impact on my life? (Hannah Braime)
  8. Is there anything I could do today to move me closer to my ideal life? (Katie Manning
  9. Have I LOVED and LIVED fully today? (Brendan Baker)
  10. What do I need right now? (Vironika Tugaleva

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