“My Morning and Evening”
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“My Morning and Evening”

Week 21 5-20-22  “My Morning and Evening” Changing Lives through Dancing by David Woodbury                                        Arthur Murray Santa Monica “Remember, it will get better.” – David Earl Woodbury (1956 – ) Dance Professional Recently I was on a wonderful Zoom meeting with the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce. It was a New Member Orientation. We had...

“To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive”
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“To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive”

Week 17 4-22-22  “To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive” Changing Lives through Dancing by David Woodbury                                        Arthur Murray Santa Monica “To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labor.” – Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894) Scottish Novelist   When covid arrived and...

“…gain strength, courage, and confidence…”
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“…gain strength, courage, and confidence…”

Week 12 3-18-22  “…gain strength, courage, and confidence…” Changing Lives through Dancing by David Woodbury   “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” – Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962) the longest serving First Lady of the United States   How many times have...

“Through Service We Grow”
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“Through Service We Grow”

Week 11 3-11-22  “Through Service We Grow”   Changing Lives through Dancing by David Woodbury   I cannot remember where this quote came to me, but I cannot get this out of my mind. My father lived a life of service. My ballroom dance teachers, who are older than I am (I’m almost 66), live...

“Love conquers all, that good outweighs evil in the just balances of the universe”
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“Love conquers all, that good outweighs evil in the just balances of the universe”

Week 10 3-4-22  “Love conquers all, that good outweighs evil in the just balances of the universe” Changing Lives through Dancing by David Woodbury “We cheerfully assume that in some mystic way love conquers all, that good outweighs evil in the just balances of the universe and that at the eleventh hour something gloriously triumphant...

” When one door of happiness closes, another opens”
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” When one door of happiness closes, another opens”

Week 08 2-17-22 ” When one door of happiness closes, another opens” Changing Lives Through Dancing   “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller (1880 – 1968) American Writer...

“What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.”
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“What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.”

Week 04 1-21-22 “What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.” Changing Lives Through Dancing David Woodbury – Arthur Murray Santa Monica, CA   “What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” – Johann von Goethe (1749 – 1832) German Poet and...

“Rejoicing in what we have”
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“Rejoicing in what we have”

Week 01 1-7-22 “Rejoicing in what we have” Changing Lives Through Dancing David Woodbury – Arthur Murray Santa Monica, CA   “He is a man of sense who does not grieve for what he has not, but rejoices in what he has.” – Epictetus Greek Philosopher   “To be alive, to be able to see,...

“Pain Nourishes Courage”
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“Pain Nourishes Courage”

Week 52 12-30-21 “Pain Nourishes Courage” Changing Lives Through Dancing “Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” – Mary Tyler Moore (B – 1936) American Actress   “It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.” – John Steinbeck (1902 –...