No 48 11-30-18 “How to Help Luck!”
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No 48 11-30-18 “How to Help Luck!”

“What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient, but restless mind, of sacrificing one’s ease or vanity, of uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully.” – Charles Victor Cherbuliez (1829-1899) French Novelist I have had a great deal of luck...

No 47 11-23-18 “Man lives by faith, hope and love!”
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No 47 11-23-18 “Man lives by faith, hope and love!”

“Man does not live by a turkey in every oven or a color TV set in every home. Man lives by faith and hope and love, by the star on the horizon, by the trumpet that will not call retreat.” – E. Merrill Root (1895-1973) American Writer In the quest to have as much material...

No 46 11-16-18 “A goal is a dream that has an ending
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No 46 11-16-18 “A goal is a dream that has an ending

“A goal is a dream that has an ending.” – Duke (Edward Kennedy) Ellington (1899 – 1974) American Composer Bandleader and Pianist For so many years I have read books about goals. I have spoken about goals, listened about goals, made and achieved goals, and set new goals for myself and for others. There have been...

No 45 11-8-18 “Make Your Own Circumstances” by David Woodbury
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No 45 11-8-18 “Make Your Own Circumstances” by David Woodbury

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” – George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950) Irish Playwright When you meet...

No 41 10-12-18 “In What Direction Are We Moving?”
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No 41 10-12-18 “In What Direction Are We Moving?”

“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809...

No 40 9-28-18 “Dancing Will Change Your Life”
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No 40 9-28-18 “Dancing Will Change Your Life”

  Our Mission Statement at Arthur Murray Santa Monica is: Dancing Will Change Your Life!” David Woodbury  (1956) Arthur Murray Dance Professional In 1975, a friend invited me to a dance party at the Arthur Murray in Nashville, Tennessee. I loved it and became a ballroom dance student. Disco was the rage then and my...

No 38 9-21-18 “We will never give up”
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No 38 9-21-18 “We will never give up”

“There is a sense of exhilaration that comes from facing head-on the hard truths and saying, “We will never give up. We will never capitulate. It might take a long time, but we will find a way to prevail.” – Jim Collins, from his book, Good to Great (1958) American business consultant Ever want to give up or...

No 38 9-14-18 “Obscure Heroes”
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No 38 9-14-18 “Obscure Heroes”

“Man’s greatest actions are performed in minor struggles. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment and poverty are battlefields which have their heroes – obscure heroes who are at times greater than illustrious heroes.” – Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French Writer Have you had a hero in your life? My dad was my hero in every way. When he...

No 36 9-7-18 “To Discover Ability in Others”
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No 36 9-7-18 “To Discover Ability in Others”

“It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.” – Elbert Hubbard (1856 – 1915) American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher Today as an older dancer, I love to discover the great new dancers of today and help them grow and mature to their full...