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No 44 The Road to Happiness 11-3-17

#44 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, November 3, 2017 The Road to Happiness “The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it, put your whole soul into it — every bit of energy...

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No 39 9-29-17 Until One Is Committed!

No 39 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, September 29, 1956 Until one is Committed! “Until one is committed, there is always hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one element of truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid...

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Freedom; Justice; Honor; Duty; Mercy; Hope 7-22-16

No 30 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, July 22, 2016 “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.”- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British Politician I found out that I’m a bit old fashioned. I arrive at the Arthur...

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Perseverance, Experience, Caution and Hope 11-20-15

No 46. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, November 20, 2015 Perseverance, Experience, Caution and Hope “If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.”- Joseph Addison(1672-1719) English Writer and Statesman PERSEVERANCE Persistence, by Calvin Coolidge “Nothing...

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Humus, Planting in Good Soil 3-13-15

No 11. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, March 13, 2015 David Woodbury Humus, Planting in Good Soil Anyone with a green thumb will tell you that humus is essential in their gardens. Humus is the richest part of the soil, composed of the decay of plant and animal matter. After the...

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Make Tomorrow Better Than Today! 9-26-14

  No 38 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, September 26, 2014 Make Tomorrow Better Than Today! You have to ask (what can you do that) will make tomorrow better than today?– Clothing Designer Yuki Katsuta   Every morning when I awaken, I take a moment before opening my eyes and visualize....

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Aloha 9-12-14!

No 36 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, September 12, 2014 Aloha! No one’s going to do something for you, and I think that’s been the thing that’s gotten me through everything. I’ve never sat around and waited for anybody to do anything for me. If I wanted to do something, I...

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The World Needs Dreamers 8-1-14

No 31 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, August 1st, 2014 The World Needs Dreamers! The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. — Sarah Ban Breathnack All my life I have been a dreamer. As a little boy, I arranged fire...

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1-24-14 "Starting without a Paper Clip".

David Earl Woodbury No 5: Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, January 24, 2014 “Starting without a Paper Clip”. When we signed our lease for the Arthur Murray Santa Monica Dance Center on September 16, 2013, I returned to the studio and sat on a rickety bench and a card table with...