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...

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No 17 4-27-18 “A Failure is a Mark of Experience”

I had not failed, but I had not fully opened my eyes to our true success and our great possibilities of growth. Perhaps my past ‘marks of experience’ had given me strength, wisdom, hope, vision, and a new excitement to achieve and hit new great goals.

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No 16 4-20-18 “Nothing becomes real until it is experienced”

  “Nothing ever becomes real until it is experienced.” – John Keats (1795 – 1821) English Romantic poet   The path to having an understanding heart has been paved for me with years of experience. Now that I have experienced loss, illness, success, failure, good days and bad days, my many stupid mistakes, and my precious...

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No 51 12-22-17 "I Love the Holidays"

No 51 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, December 22, 2017 I Love the Holidays! We put up our Christmas tree Thanksgiving Day. Sent out our cards the next day. We knew that we would dance almost every day from then to Christmas Eve. Guess what? The days have been glorious. We...

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No 48 Six tips to become a stronger leader 12-1-17

    No 48 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, December 1, 2017   Six tips to become a stronger leader   First: Problems are not always what they seem. I’m a worrywart. My middle name is “I’m Sorry” and my last name is “Worry”. I just let things build up and...

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No 47 11-24-17 A Time to be Thankful!

No 47 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, November 24, 2017 A Time to be Thankful! This time of year I’m the luckiest guy on the planet. I’ve just started my 42nd year with Arthur Murray Dance Centers. I am happily married and lucky in love with a great home life and...

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No 45 11-10-17 Nothing is ever lost by courtesy

No 45 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, November 10, 2017 Nothing is ever lost by courtesy “Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing, and conveys much.” – Erastus Wiman (1834 – 1904) Canadian journalist and businessman Growing up, my dad always said to my mom...

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No 41 10-13-17 Do What You Can Where You Are and With What You've Got!

No 41 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, October 13, 2017 “Do what you can where you are with what you’ve got.” – Theodore Roosevelt (1858 – 1919) 26th President of the United States Do you ever wish things were different in your life? Sometimes I do. I wish that things were moving...

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No 33 "Patience is passion tamed." 8-18-17

No 33 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, August 18, 2017 “Patience is passion tamed.” – Lyman Abbott (1835 – 1922) American Congregationalist theologian For many years I never had patience. I was a ‘millennial’ in the 70’s. I wanted everything in my dancing to come to me on the first try and...

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Make Your Own Circumstances 11-4-16

No 45 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, November 4, 2016 Make Your Own Circumstances “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,...