No 17 4-26-19 “It is the Courage to Continue that Counts”
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No 17 4-26-19 “It is the Courage to Continue that Counts”

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965) A man of many talents best known for his inspiring speeches while leading the United Kingdom during World War Two. What is success on the Ballroom Dance Floor? Is it winning? Is it dancing...

No 11 3-15-19 “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
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No 11 3-15-19 “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

“Be the change that you want to see in the world.” – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) Indian Nationalist The challenge to be the change that you want to see in the world is a lifetime goal. It is said that our lives and actions are the only scripture that others will ever read. What a...

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 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...