Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Quote Tuesday! Featuring Dr. Seuss

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” 

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“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” 

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“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” 

(Quotes by Dr. Seuss)

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Tara and Time Management

I'm Tara and Time Management is one of my favorite words. Time management is important to me because:

We all have the same amount of time each day. It's up to each of us how we use our time, though.

There's a quote I really like by a man named Michael Altshuler that says "The bad news is time flies. The good news is that you're the pilot."

I think if we learn to manage our time we'll be able to do a lot more with our lives.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Quote Tuesday!

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. 
Learn as if you were to live forever.” 
-Mahatma Gandhi

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. 
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” 
-Martin Luther King Jr. 

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“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” 
-Thomas A. Edison

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Caleb and Compound Effect

Hey guys! Caleb here and I want to tell you about one of my favorite words which is Compound Effect. (Yes, I realize that's actually two words.) 

There's a man who's name is Darren Hardy who wrote a book called The Compound Effect. My dad read the book and explained to me that the compound effect is the principle that making small, smart choices for a long time will eventually add up and will make a huge difference in our lives. 

Take for instance what happens if you  work on shooting hoops for twenty minutes each day. At the end of the summer you'll be way better at basketball and in better shape physically than if you'd just sat on the couch watching TV during that time. 

So, even though it doesn't seem like a huge thing on a day to day basis, over time it really adds up. 

The same thing can happen in the reverse, though. Imagine that you eat a candy bar day after day. At first you might not notice a difference, but in time it will mess with your health and probably make you gain weight. 

I want to make sure I use the compound effect to my advantage and do things that help me grow. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Quote Tuesday! Featuring C.S. Lewis

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” 

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“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” 

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“We meet no ordinary people in our lives.” 

(By C.S. Lewis) 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Alex and Attitude

Hi. My name is Alex and one of my favorite words is Attitude. This is what I think about attitude: 

Having a good attitude is very important because no one wants to be around me when I'm whining or complaining. Not even me

A really smart man, Mr. Dale Carnegie said: "It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about."

I think that's neat because it helps to show that even when you can't control the rest of your life, you can still control your attitude. 

I love playing sports and I used to have a horrible attitude every time I lost a game. Now I'm learning how to congratulate the winners and learn from my loss. People like me a lot more than they used to.

Mr. Winston Churchill was a very important man in England during WW2 and he said: "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." 

I want to make sure I'm choosing to have a good attitude all the time, not just when things go my way. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Quote Tuesday!

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” -Mark Twain

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“May you live every day of your life.” -Jonathan Swift

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“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” -Aristotle

Saturday, March 7, 2015

My Favorite Memory: Sky-Watching - By Tara

Hello. I'm Tara. Olivia wanted me to tell you one of my favorite memories. I don't exactly have one though. I really enjoy being outside on our back porch with a good book, watching the sky in-between pages. 

It's so beautiful seeing the different cloud formations and watching the sky turn different colors as the sun sets. Sometimes the sunbeams look so close I feel as if I can almost reach out and touch them. 

I guess that's one of my favorite things to do: Watch the sky and read while basking in sunshine. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Quote Tuesday!

“The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.” -Rricia Cunningham

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“Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” 
-Winston Churchhill

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“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.” -Maurice Switzer