I just returned from
our local pumpkin patch and filled the breezeway
with all shapes and sizes of beautiful orange
delights. What fun it is to start the cycle of
growth by purchasing pumpkins in October, then
scattering their seeds in December and seeing the
vines grow up in the Spring with bright orange
pumpkins again in the late summer.
Here are some thoughts for the day about
"When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that
your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and
set sail once more toward your coveted goal." --
"Winners never quit and quitters never win, unless
they quit failing." -- Doug Firebaugh
"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget
everything except what you're going to do now and
do it." -- William Durant
"It is not failure itself that holds you back; it
is the fear of failure that paralyzes you." --
Here is another great reminder that we should all
be aware of giving back to worthy causes. This
idea was first brought to me by Ronnye Patterson
of Brazoswood and reminded again when Kim Nettles
of Huntsville wrote last week: "My team is working
on a service project locally that involves
fundraising for a local charity. It is our goal
that we can make sure that every woman in our
county can have a mammogram whether insured or
not. Being a part of this project has made us
think about how important it is for these young
women to help in the fight against breast cancer.
Each week, our team will make a $20 donation in
the name of the team that we play against on
Friday nights, to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
After halftime, when our officers go across to
meet the other team, we present them with a
certificate and letter that explains our endeavor.
If 100 dance/drill teams would make ten $10
donations (10 games), we could raise $10,000.00 to
fight breast cancer.
Imagine if every
dance team took this challenge, the impact we
could have to help fight the second leading cause
of death in women." I would like to offer this
great challenge to your team to contact your local
Susan G. Komen Foundation through a local hospital
or this charity office and be a part of the "Race
for the Cure."
One Day Dance
Workshops are around the corner including the
Rockettes Dance Experience. Make sure to
register for these online.
Below is a beautiful passage called "Grace" from a
sweet book called, "Animal Blessings" by June
Cotner. I hope that it creates the beautiful
vision for you that it did for me.
May you have a wonderful week, and, as always,
please keep in touch.
Joyce E. Pennington