Our Weekly Message for December 17, 2003

Greetings and Happy Holidays to all of our special friends,

It is so hard to believe that we are a few days away from Christmas break. We hope that each of you are celebrating in your own way with Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or whatever you choose to celebrate the season. It is a time to bring families and friends together.

Here are some thoughts for the day from "Bits and Pieces":

"I tell people: If you don't want to get into positive thinking, that's okay.

Just eliminate all the negative thoughts from your mind, and whatever is left will be fine." Bob Rotella, sports psychologist

"Just when you think you have graduated from the school of experience, someone thinks up a new course." Mary H. Waldrip, journalist

"When you talk, you repeat what you already know; when you listen, you often learn something." Jared Sparks (1789-1866) historian and editor

"Unshared joy is an unlighted candle." Spanish proverb

As each of us wind down in 2003 and look ahead to 2004, we all want to review our approach to life. Below is a special "Recipe for the New Year" that will sure to work for even those of us who don't cook.

May God continue to bless you during this blessed holiday season and throughout the coming year. We are blessed to have friends and clients like you. We will bid farewell for 2003 and resume the Weekly Message in 2004. Be safe and happy, and, as always, please keep in touch.


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


Recipe for a Happy New Year

Take twelve whole months. Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness, hate, and
jealousy. Make them just as fresh and clean as possible.

Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty or thirty-one different parts,
but don't make the whole batch at once. Prepare it one day at a time out of
these ingredients.

Mix well into each day one part of faith, one part of patience, one part of
courage, and one part of work. Add to each day one part of hope, faithfulness,
generosity, and meditation, and one good deed. Season the whole with a dash of
good spirits, a sprinkle of fun, a pinch of play, and a cupful of good humor.

Pour all of this into a vessel of love. Cook thoroughly over radiant joy,
garnish with a smile, and serve with quietness, unselfishness, and cheerfulness.
You're bound to have a Happy New Year.



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