Monthly Archives: September 2012

Serving A Good Message

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” — Mother Teresa A small girl stood nervously holding a ball behind the line, ready to serve. It was in the middle of a middle … Continue reading

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Sponge Brain

Because they’re sponges, it’s better to incorporate it into their lives now rather than change behavior (later). ~ Susan Ward Our brains don’t have a very good delete key. If you try to delete something, it’s pretty hard. (As an exercise, look … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Dream Of Time

“In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.” — Robert Green Ingersoll There are times when a dream becomes real, and reality becomes a dream. Towards the end our Toastmasters Area contest last night, the … Continue reading

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Should vs. Want

“Calvin : There’s no problem so awful, that you can’t add some guilt to it and make it even worse.” — Bill Watterson I “should” give more to charity. I “should” be nicer. I “should” volunteer more. I “should” try … Continue reading

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Fireworks Are Not Always Pretty

“The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.” — Henry Boye A good pyrotechnics display is incredible on the Fourth of July. But fireworks in the home are never, ever a good thing, no matter … Continue reading

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Showing Up Today

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” — Stacia Tauscher It’s easy for parents to drop their kids off at practice, then run some errands or get some other important … Continue reading

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A Children’s Book Story

(Important Note – For this story to have a happy ending, your volunteer help is needed before October 4th. Click here to help.) “We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.” — B.F. Skinner The Story A … Continue reading

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Villain or Hero

“We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” — Thomas Jefferson “I … Continue reading

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True Success

“That man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world … Continue reading

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World Gratitude Day

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” — William Arthur Ward Today, September 21st, is World Gratitude Day. Haven’t heard of this holiday? Neither had I. But I can’t think of a … Continue reading

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