“To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive”
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“To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive”

Week 17 4-22-22  “To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive” Changing Lives through Dancing by David Woodbury                                        Arthur Murray Santa Monica “To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labor.” – Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894) Scottish Novelist   When covid arrived and...

“Through Service We Grow”
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“Through Service We Grow”

Week 11 3-11-22  “Through Service We Grow”   Changing Lives through Dancing by David Woodbury   I cannot remember where this quote came to me, but I cannot get this out of my mind. My father lived a life of service. My ballroom dance teachers, who are older than I am (I’m almost 66), live...

“Love conquers all, that good outweighs evil in the just balances of the universe”
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“Love conquers all, that good outweighs evil in the just balances of the universe”

Week 10 3-4-22  “Love conquers all, that good outweighs evil in the just balances of the universe” Changing Lives through Dancing by David Woodbury “We cheerfully assume that in some mystic way love conquers all, that good outweighs evil in the just balances of the universe and that at the eleventh hour something gloriously triumphant...

” When one door of happiness closes, another opens”
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” When one door of happiness closes, another opens”

Week 08 2-17-22 ” When one door of happiness closes, another opens” Changing Lives Through Dancing   “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller (1880 – 1968) American Writer...

“A hero is a man who does what he can.”
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“A hero is a man who does what he can.”

Week 07 2-11-22 “A hero is a man who does what he can.” Changing Lives Through Dancing David Woodbury – Arthur Murray Santa Monica, CA   “A hero is a man who does what he can.” – Romain Rolland (1866 – 1944) French dramatist   My dad, Troy D. Woodbury, Sr. was my hero. When Daddy...

“Slight not what is near though aiming at what is far.”
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“Slight not what is near though aiming at what is far.”

Week 03 1-14-22 “Slight not what is near though aiming at what is far.” Changing Lives Through Dancing David Woodbury – Arthur Murray Santa Monica, CA   “Slight not what is near though aiming at what is far.” – Euripides (480 BC – 406 BC) Greek Playwright   Yesterday I was in a Zoom meeting for...

“Pain Nourishes Courage”
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“Pain Nourishes Courage”

Week 52 12-30-21 “Pain Nourishes Courage” Changing Lives Through Dancing “Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” – Mary Tyler Moore (B – 1936) American Actress   “It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.” – John Steinbeck (1902 –...

“Why is Ballroom Dancing is So Good for You?”
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“Why is Ballroom Dancing is So Good for You?”

Week 41, 10-8-21 “Why is Ballroom Dancing is So Good for You?” Changing Lives Through Dancing – by David Woodbury                                                                           Arthur Murray Dance Center of Santa Monica, CA   Why is Ballroom Dancing So Good For You?   My head is spinning from all the news on covid right now. I just can’t find peace...

“It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes”
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“It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes”

Week 40, 10-1-21 “It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes” Changing Lives Through Dancing – by David Woodbury                                                                           Arthur Murray Dance Center of Santa Monica, CA   “It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.” – John J. McCloy (1895 – 1989) American Lawyer and...