Our Weekly Message for March 5, 2003

Greetings special friends,

We have completed 18 out of 23 competitions for the year and continue to be amazed at the outstanding teams that we see each week. So much discipline and focus goes into the preparation for these performances. Make sure to continue to monitor the contest page for schedules and results.

Here are some thoughts for the day:

"We can secure other people's approval, if we do it right and try hard; but our own is worth a hundred of it."
-- Mark Twain

"Praise works with only three types of people; men, women, and children."
-- Anonymous

"When someone does something well, applaud! You will make two people happy."
-- Samuel Goldwyn

CR and I give praise each and every day for the wonderful jobs we have in working with young people. It lifts us up each week when we could be weary from the long work hours, but remain so fulfilled by seeing the positive results of our efforts along with the incredible talents we see. Below is a special passage on The Thrill of Work by Paul Meyer. I hope that each of you are happy in your jobs and know that it is never about the money, but about the love and passion for your work. I hope that you enjoy this passage as much as we did.

Have a wonderful week, and, as always, please keep in touch.

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


by Paul Meyer

Work is PURE JOY!

Work polishes silver and gold . . .it refines character.
Work rows "Life's Boat" upstream.
Work weeds the garden and the mind,
Work lifts weights and spirits,
Work overcomes adversity and defeat,
Work is an exciting thrill!
Work is the action in motivation.
Work is the breath of life.
Work is the reward for being alive.
Work mines coal from the earth and uncovers diamonds!
Work moves the wings that put the eagles high in the air.
Work brings reality to the dreams of inventors.
Work - intelligent work - has made America the most prosperous nation in the world.
Work, when applied toward a meaningful goal, develops human potential.

It is work that has:
Bridged the chasms . . .
Tunneled the mountains . . .
Placed the giant communication cables on the bottom of the sea . . .
Built highways over plains and deserts...
Lifted space ships to the moon . . .
Built our factories . . .
Erected our schools and hospitals, and . . .
Made the scientific discoveries that have made our lives easier and happier.

Work is a way of putting your stamp on what you do - it is your personality -
your own uniqueness.

The inspiration created by your work breathes your spirit into each hour of the day.

Only through your work can you contribute to human progress.

James W. Elliott said, "Work is life, and good work is good life."

Work is love in action.

Work, supported by a healthy self-image and a positive mental attitude,
multiplies all future achievement.


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