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...

No 35 8-31-18 “Go out and do something kind for somebody”
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No 35 8-31-18 “Go out and do something kind for somebody”

“When you find yourself overpowered, as it were, by melancholy, the best way is to go out and do something kind for somebody.” – John Keble (1792 – 1866) English Clergyman and Poet Have you ever had melancholy? I have. I have had times I could not get up and get out. I’ve had times I...

No 34 8-24-18 “Doing the Right Thing” Changing Lives Through Dancing!
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No 34 8-24-18 “Doing the Right Thing” Changing Lives Through Dancing!

“I have the right to do anything I want, but is that always the right thing to do?” David Woodbury – Arthur Murray Professional In ballroom dancing, we have a concept on the dance floor called Floorcraft. This is how couples dance Quickstep, Tango, Paso Doble, and Cha Cha on a crowded floor. The rule...

No 28 7-13-18 “The Greatest Test of Courage”
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No 28 7-13-18 “The Greatest Test of Courage”

“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.”             – R.G. Ingersoll (1833 – 1899) American lawyer Do you like the rough times in life? I don’t. I can barely handle the great times in life with all their abundance and joy, much less loss, illness,...

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No 17 4-27-18 “A Failure is a Mark of Experience”

I had not failed, but I had not fully opened my eyes to our true success and our great possibilities of growth. Perhaps my past ‘marks of experience’ had given me strength, wisdom, hope, vision, and a new excitement to achieve and hit new great goals.

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No 16 4-20-18 “Nothing becomes real until it is experienced”

  “Nothing ever becomes real until it is experienced.” – John Keats (1795 – 1821) English Romantic poet   The path to having an understanding heart has been paved for me with years of experience. Now that I have experienced loss, illness, success, failure, good days and bad days, my many stupid mistakes, and my precious...

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No 15 4-13-18 “We Must Do the Thing We Think We Cannot Do”

No 15 4-13-18 “We Must Do the Thing We Think We Cannot Do”   These are two of my favorite quotes in life, both from Eleanor Roosevelt   “You must do the things you think you cannot do.”  and “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -both by Eleanor...

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No 13 “Be a Part of the Winning Team!” 3-31-17

No 13 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, March 31, 2017 “Be a Part of the Winning Team!” “What do the right people want more than almost anything else? They want to be part of a winning team. They want to contribute to producing visible, tangible results. They want to feel the...

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Whatever you do, do it well. 7-28-16

No 31 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, July 29, 2016 Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come back and see you do it again and they will want to bring others and show them how well...