Inspired by Austin O'Malley

in #steemit3 years ago

Austin O'Malley was an English Literature professor at the University of Notre Dame. O'Malley met an untimely death at the age of 73, poisoned with arsenic by his much younger wife. He has a trove of quotes, but I like on that applies to us minnows at Steemit best:

Life is a bubble in a lake, that glitters for an instant, bursts, and leaves not even a blur on the water; it is the leap of a minnow, which sends a tiny ripple trembling for a few inches.

On a still lake, even a minnow can an impact. It is our leaping that can cast small ripples and tremble the waters. As disheartening as it can be to have your ripples swallowed by the waves of passing dolphins, our ripples stir the waters nonetheless. It is by striving for excellence, tenacity and perseverance that we can affect the world around us and make it a better place. Our small ripples can echo out. As we grow, the ripples have a greater effect. But we must ensure we aren't swallowed by the bigger fish by traveling in schools. It is by supporting each other that we have the greatest impact.

Inspiration Daily is a project aimed at supporting and encouraging newer members of Steemit. It is also a project to share inspirational quotes each day as a way of creating balance to the negativity in our lives. The project intends to power up all rewards to better encourage new writers with financial benefits to accompany encouraging comments on their posts.

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This is a very inspiring post. I'd not heard of Austin O'Malley before but his minnow quote is so fitting for Steemit and for life. Keep up the great shares!

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