Our Weekly Message for October 27, 2004
Greetings special friends,
The World Series is in full swing along with
football and, before we know it, basketball as
well. We are definitely a sports minded society.
However, these sports offer great venues for dance
teams, family gatherings and friends cheering
feverishly in support. What fun we have with
sports activities in this country! It creates a
personal physical challenge for the players then
offers a venue of competitive sportsmanship for
Here are some thoughts for the day:
You have to be a player to get into the game.
Katha Pollitt, writer
Because it hasnt been done before, doesnt mean
it cant be done. Those who are afraid to make a
mistake will never make a significant
Ted Hood, Americas Cup winner
Dont make it hard make it happen! contributed
by Don Mikkelsen
If you cannot be satisfied with what you have,
you must learn to be satisfied with what you
havent. Caroline Rush
Next week, we will be traveling down under to
visit the Jean Richards, director of the Australia
Dance/Drill Team. They have made several past
appearances at our National/International
competitions along with teams that she has
directed to our events from Japan and South
Africa. You can find out more about the 2005
International competition in Australia by visiting
http://www.addt.com.au/. You can also view the
results from our 2004 competitions by visiting our
web site at
Everyone seems to be constantly worried about
buying the right gift, spending the right amount
of money and making sure that they gift they give
is equal or greater to what they received from
this person last. Below are eight gifts that dont
cost a cent. Perhaps we should choose these gifts
Have a blessed week, dont forget to vote, and
always, keep in touch.
Joyce E. Pennington
Eight Gifts that Do Not Cost A Cent
1) THE GIFT OF LISTENING...
But you must REALLY listen.
No interrupting, no daydreaming,
no planning your response.
2) THE GIFT OF AFFECTION...
Be generous with appropriate hugs,
kisses, pats on the back and handholds.
Let these small actions demonstrate the
love you have for family and friends.
3) THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER...
Share articles and funny stories.
Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you."
4) THE GIFT OF A WRITTEN NOTE...
It can be a simple
"Thanks for the help" note or a full sonnet.
A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for
a lifetime, and may even change a life.
5) THE GIFT OF A COMPLIMENT...
A simple and sincere,
"You look great in red," "You did a super job"
or "That was a wonderful meal"
can make someone's day.
6) THE GIFT OF A FAVOR...
Every day, go out of your way
to do something kind.
7) THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE...
There are times when we want nothing better
than to be left alone.
Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of
solitude to others.
8) THE GIFT OF A CHEERFUL DISPOSITION...
The easiest way to feel good is
to extend a kind word to someone,
really it's not that hard to say,
Hello or Thank You.