Our Weekly Message for March 31, 2004

Greetings special friends,

We just finished our 2004 National/International Competition and had over 130 teams including two teams from Tokyo, Japan. The Japanese teams were most well received and absolutely dazzled everyone with their performances. Later this week you can view the results online on our ADTS Contest Page. We continue to visit with Jean Richards, our great friend from Australia and director of the Australia Dance/Drill Team. They will be hosting the 2005 International Competition in South Australia. If you are interested in taking your team or solos, you can contact her at addt@senet.com.au.

Here are some thoughts for the day:
"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's Party!' "
Robin Williams, actor
"We have two ears, but only one mouth, so that we may listen more and talk less."
Zeno (c. 334-262 B.C.) philosopher
"What would life be like if we had no courage to attempt anything?"
Vincent Van Gogh (2853-2890) artist
"Creativity, not destruction, should be the yardstick of greatness."
Fela Anikulapo Kuti (1938-1997) musician

Friends are a special and integral part of our lives. It is best friends that are like family to us and always there for us. My brother sent me the ABC's of Friendship below. I hope that you share it with a special friend this week.

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


Joyce E. Pennington
President, CEO
American Dance/Drill Teamฎ


A Friend....

(A)ccepts you as you are

(B)elieves in "you"

(C)alls you just to say "HI"

(D)oesn't give up on you

(E)nvisions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts)

(F)orgives! your mistakes

(G)ives unconditionally

(H)elps you

(I)nvites you over

(J)ust "be" with you

(K)eeps you close at heart

(L)oves you for who you are

(M)akes a difference in your life

(N)ever Judges

(O)ffer support

(P)icks you up

(Q)uiets your fears

(R)aises your spirits

(S)ays nice things about you

(T)ells you the truth when you need to hear it

(U)nderstands you

(V)alues you

(W)alks beside you

(X)-plains thing you don't understand

(Y)ells when you won't listen and

(Z)aps you back to reality



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