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 16 4-19-19 “Three Simple Rules in Life”
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No 16 4-19-19 “Three Simple Rules in Life”

If you do not GO after what you WANT, you’ll never HAVE it! If you do not ASK, the ANSWER will always be NO. If you do not STEP FORWARD, you will always be in the SAME PLACE! Yes, if the train pulls into the station and we do not run to board that train,...

No 15 4-12-19 “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
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No 15 4-12-19 “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) Italian polymath of the Renaissance   Rachael Ray has been my cooking hero for many years. Truly, I started cooking with her. Many are shocked at how plebeian I am when I confess she is my mentor. She is not a gourmet, she is...

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 52 12-28-18 “All the great things are simple”
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No 52 12-28-18 “All the great things are simple”

“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 Today, I look at the past of the great heroes and leaders in my life. I am thankful for the great work ethic that was given...

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...