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 06 2-9-19 ” Power is the ability to do good things for others.”
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No 06 2-9-19 ” Power is the ability to do good things for others.”

“Power is the ability to do good things for others.” – Brooke Astor (1902 – 2007) American philanthropist Last night we held our fifth year of participation with Dancing with our Stars for St. Monica Parish Community. We took 6 parents and teachers from the schools and turned them into superstars. We had three hundred tickets...

No 05 2-1-19 “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
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No 05 2-1-19 “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962) American First Lady and Political Activist I’m good at grunt work. I can tackle the things I don’t want to do or anyone else for that matter. There are so many tasks before me that I don’t think I can...

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 40 9-28-18 “Dancing Will Change Your Life”
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No 40 9-28-18 “Dancing Will Change Your Life”

  Our Mission Statement at Arthur Murray Santa Monica is: Dancing Will Change Your Life!” David Woodbury  (1956) Arthur Murray Dance Professional In 1975, a friend invited me to a dance party at the Arthur Murray in Nashville, Tennessee. I loved it and became a ballroom dance student. Disco was the rage then and my...

No 33 8-17-18 “Good friendships are fragile things”
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No 33 8-17-18 “Good friendships are fragile things”

  “Good friendships are fragile things and require as much care as any other fragile and precious thing.” – Randolph S. Bourne (1886 – 1918) American Writer After 42 years with Arthur Murray Dance Centers, I now have a lifetime of my dancing friends, and they are truly my family. These are precious and fragile relationships....

No 32 8-10-18 “To Give Real Service”
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No 32 8-10-18 “To Give Real Service”

“To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” – Donald A. Adams (1925) former president of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania When was the last time you had great service? At Arthur Murray, we practice the Cadillac Treatment with our...