Weekly Message for January 30, 2002
Good Day to all of you,
I hope that your week has been successful so far. Our weekend in Kansas was
truly spectacular with 84 teams and 70º weather!
here to view the contest results from
the Kansas Spectacular 2002. This weekend we have competitions in
Woodlands (Houston, Tx) and in
Des Moines (Iowa). You can resource those
as well. Contests are growing by leaps and bounds including
nationals which is
close to 100 teams and we are still 6 weeks away! Don't delay in submitting
online registration form.
Here are some thoughts for the day:
"Happiness is not having what you want but wanting what you have."
Dr. Hyman Judah Schactel
"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
"Humor is a prelude to faith and laughter is the beginning of prayer."
"People don't notice if it is winter or summer when they're happy."
So many times it seems so easy to criticize those who are in charge. We find
ourselves being "armchair quarterbacks" for a football game or second
guessing the boss or director. Before we can respect ourselves, we have to
have respect for authority and accept the things we cannot change. There are
a couple of short passages below from "Thoughts on Leadership" I hope that
Have a wonderful week and, as always, please keep in touch.
Joyce E. Pennington
"Some persons are always ready to level those above them down to themselves,
while they are never willing to level those below them up to their own
position. But he that is under the influence of true humility will avoid
both these extremes. On the one hand, he will be willing that all should
rise just so far as their defiance and worth of character will entitle them
to; and on the other hand, he will be willing that his superiors should be
known and acknowledged in their place, and have rendered to them all the
honors that they are due." Jonathan Edward's
"People who look down upon other people don't end up being looked up to."
"I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is
gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me
from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal
and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can
become a leader among people." Lao Tzu