A Blogger in Heaven: Small Notebook's Ripple Effect

I was searching for something in the archives of this blog and came across my 2010 post about Small Notebook.  I started following Rachel's writing in 2010 as I was trying to get organized while also doing a big project (designing my Izannah Walker doll pattern). Without a doubt, her posts helped me be more organized, which also helped me reach that goal.

I think about the ripple effect often. One person's encouragement can spur another person on to do an important thing that has a multiplier effect. We often look at the people who achieve things. But we should look at who gave them opportunities. Would Van Gogh have painted his wonderful paintings without the support and encouragement of his brother? Behind every accomplishment, if you dig deep enough, you will find an encourager in the background.

It sounds like Rachel's unpublished and published writings will be compiled into a book. When and if it is, I will buy it, publicize it on this blog and also give the book to others. In the meantime, her blog still has her very helpful content about living more simply and fully. I'm going to honor Rachel by going through the content from the beginning. I want to be more organized again, not for the sake of being organized, but for living more fully.


Daisy Debs said...

I just took a look at the " smallnotebook " am now following ..... I love all my stuff !......I so need this Small Notebook in my life !!! Thanks for sharing :)

Nancy said...

It looks like her blog has been taken down. Do you know anything further about Rachel's work being published?

kim f said...

What happened to Rachel? I always loved her blog. Then, one day- it just stopped. Was she ill? Was her death unexpected?

Dixie Redmond said...

I don't know about Rachel's blog being published. There was something written there. I'm sure that raising two kids in a pandemic has sidelined manny a book.

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden