No 30 “Optimism is Essential to Achievement “July 26, 2019
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No 30 “Optimism is Essential to Achievement “July 26, 2019

“Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.” – Nicholas Murray Butler (1862 – 1947) American philosopher What does it mean to be optimistic? What is that life like as an optimistic person? The answers may vary. Ask a family with five children, a single working mom, an...

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 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 09 2-28-19 ” Strong men believe in cause and effect
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No 09 2-28-19 ” Strong men believe in cause and effect

“Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances — it was somebody’s name, or he happened to be there at the time, or it was so then, and another day would have been otherwise. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) American Poet and Essayist Have I had luck...

No 07 2-15-19 “We must find the time to stop and thank…”
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No 07 2-15-19 “We must find the time to stop and thank…”

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who have made a difference in our lives.” – Dan Zadra (1984) Austrian politician and lawyer We just had Valentine’s Day, and this was a sweet Valentine’s Day for me. I was surrounded by love, friendship, harmony and gratitude. I had the time to spend with...

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...