Our Weekly Message for April 28, 2004

Greetings special friends,

Many of you are having end of year banquets, proms and close of another school year. It is time to make plans for Summer Camps. Directors, make sure to pre-register for camp through our Directors Corner. Individuals can download a registration form for Jazz Camp on our ADTS Summer Camps page.

Here are some thoughts for the day:
"Only those who risk going too far will ever know how far they can go."
"A smile is contagious. Be a carrier."
"Hate is like acid. It can damage the vessel in which it is stored as well
as destroy the object on which it is poured." Ann Landers
"The best thing to do behind a friend's back is pat it." Ruth Brillhart

Many of you will be saying farewell to your seniors in the next few weeks. Below is a special passage on the Seasons of Relationships that is a special message to those that might be moving on in their lives. I hope that you will share it with some of your special friends in the coming weeks. Don't forget to resource our archives of past motivational messages by linking to ADTS Archives page. You will be able to find a passage or quote for any occasion.

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

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


Seasons of Relationships

People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are.

They are there for the reason, you need them to be. Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and it is now time to move on.

When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person/people (any way); and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being a part of my life....


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