No 38 9-20-19 “Life as a Dream Maker” by David Woodbury
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No 38 9-20-19 “Life as a Dream Maker” by David Woodbury

As a dream maker, I have lived through many trials that have almost taken my dreams away. I have been challenged by non-dreamers, or those with a different vision, or they may be just as passionate about their own dreams and we’re on different life paths. For those who make my dreams come true, I...

No 25 A Safe Place June 21, 2019
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No 25 A Safe Place June 21, 2019

After 43 years with Arthur Murray Dance Centers, I can finally say what Arthur Murray means to us all. It is a safe place. It is a place where we are free from judgment, fear, failure, exclusivity, and danger. Our schools are a place for us to fit in and feel at home away from...

No 33 8-17-18 “Good friendships are fragile things”
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No 33 8-17-18 “Good friendships are fragile things”

  “Good friendships are fragile things and require as much care as any other fragile and precious thing.” – Randolph S. Bourne (1886 – 1918) American Writer After 42 years with Arthur Murray Dance Centers, I now have a lifetime of my dancing friends, and they are truly my family. These are precious and fragile relationships....

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No 47 11-24-17 A Time to be Thankful!

No 47 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, November 24, 2017 A Time to be Thankful! This time of year I’m the luckiest guy on the planet. I’ve just started my 42nd year with Arthur Murray Dance Centers. I am happily married and lucky in love with a great home life and...

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No 43 10-27-17 The size of the fight in the dog.

No 43 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, October 27, 2017 The size of the fight in the dog. “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 – 1969) Military Commander and 34th US...

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No 42 10-20-17 Enter to Learn – Go Forth to Serve!

No 42 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, October 20, 2017   Enter to Learn – Go Forth to Serve! -Tom Murdock – Arthur Murray International   At a recent Fall Forum staff awards and training weekend for Arthur Murray Dance Centers, Tom Murdock opened our great weekend with the above words....

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No 32 8-11-17 What is Creativity?

  Photo is my lovely mom, J. Clair Woodbury. No 32 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, August 4, 2017 What is Creativity? “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”- Mary Lou Cook (1918) American educator Are you a risk taker? I never thought I was....

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Optimism is Essential – February 26, 2016

No 9 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, February 27, 2016 Optimism is Essential… “Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.” – Nicholas Murray Butler Everywhere around us we are met with challenges. Even those who seem to ‘have it all’ have obstacles...

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Miserably Fail or Gloriously Conquer! 2-5-16

No 6. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, February 5, 2016 Miserably Fail or Gloriously Conquer! “Some day, in years to come, you will be wrestling with the great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your life. But the real struggle is here, now, in these quiet weeks. Now it...

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Grow by Brave Reflection 1-1-16

No 53. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, January 1, 2016 Grow by Brave Reflection! “I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.”- Thomas Paine (1737-1809) British-American Writer What happened to the holidays and 2015? It seems as if just...