Our Weekly Letter for January 11, 2001

Dear Friends,

We started the new year with a bang at the Texas Dance/Drill Team Educators convention with over 300 directors and over 100 exhibiter friends. Congratulations to Mike Miller for receiving Hall of Fame honors this year. Also congratulations to Kay Gabrysch for Achievement Award and to Patty Otwell for Director of the Year. These are great honors, indeed!

Here is a thought of the day from the book, "Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People" written by Stephen R. Covey:
"At the very heart of our Circle of Influence is our ability to make and keep commitments and promises. The commitments we make to ourselves, to others, and our integrity to those commitments, is the essence and clearest manifestation of our proactivity."

We were delighted to meet Cary Wiggle from Capetown, South Africa. She was in the U.S. visiting her brother and met us at the TDDTEA convention. Cary is planning to bring her team to the American National Championships in Denton, Texas, March 30-31, 2001. We cannot wait to see her outstanding team! Speaking of international, we can't wait until July, 2001, for the International Championships in Adelaide, South Australia. If you are interested in taking your team to this incredible event, please write us for more information.

Next week kicks off our 2001 contest season with Dancin' on the High Seas competition on Carnival's Fantasy Cruise Ship as well as the Junior Mavericks Competition at Reunion Arena in Dallas. Saturday, January 13th, we have a great one day dance workshop at Duncanville High School where we will have our state kick off for Miss Texas High Kick and Dance/Drill Team Directors of America presents director workshops as well. For more information, write to me.

We all seem to be in a whirlwind starting into contest season. With life so fast and frantic, I decided to send you some one liners to use below. Hope they will help you out of your next "pickle." Have a great week and as always, please keep in touch.

Joyce E. Pennington
President, CEO
American Dance/Drill Team®

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Past Weekly Messages

One Liners for a Busy Day . . .

  • Know all of the possibilities of your impossible dream.

  • Leave space in your relationships so you'll have lots of room to play. 

  • Be yourself. 

  • Forgive, forget, and forge ahead.

  • Always be an angel-on-call for a friend. 

  • Reach out and touch someone lightly with your wing. 

  • Adventure is worthwhile in itself.

  • Hitch your wagon to a star. 

  • Love is the only four letter word you need to know. 

  • The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream. 

  • No bird soars too high if she soars with her own wings. 

  • You are only what you are when no one is looking. 

  • The art of people is a true mirror of their minds. 

  • If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest. 

  • Art is a form of catharsis.

  • When God closes a door, He opens a window. 

  • Whenever you hear a bell, another angel has earned their wings.

  • It's okay to cry during sad movies.

  • Don't postpone joy to scrub the bathroom or clean the garage. 

  • Love mother earth. 

  • It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. 

  • Whenever you feel afraid, get a new box of crayons.

  • Wherever you go, that is where your heart will be.

  • Carry a spare set of wings in your pocket.

  • Spread your wings and fly. 

  • Never forget the power of prayer.

  • The highest duty is to respect authority.


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