Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Quote Tuesday!

“Leaders live by choice, not by accident.” -Mark Gorman

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“Begin somewhere. 
You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.”
 -Liz Smith

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“Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.” 
-Theodore Roosevelt

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Quote Tuesday! Featuring Eleanor Roosevelt

“You can often change your circumstances 
by changing your attitude” 

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“A stumbling block to the pessimist is a 
stepping-stone to the optimist.” 

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“I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.” 

(Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt) 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Quote Tuesday!

“Happiness is not a goal...it's a by-product of a life well lived.”
 -Eleanor Roosevelt

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“Obstacles are things a person sees 
when he takes his eyes off his goal.” -E. Joseph Cossman

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“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” 
-Karen Lamb

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Olivia and Opportunity

Welcome! My name is Olivia Hall and today I get to tell you why Opportunity is one of my favorite words. 

The definition of opportunity is: A set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something

I used to think opportunities were just for adults. You know, like having the opportunity to get a better job or a bigger house. 

Then I learned that we all have opportunities. I have the opportunity to study and get good grades in school. My brother has the opportunity to practice football and make the team. We both have the opportunity to be part of a really cool club. 

The problem is that sometimes an opportunity is disguised as a bad thing; like when we had to move and I didn't want to. I didn't understand at the time that even though moving is hard, I would find so many opportunities and be able to do some amazing things. 

Winston Churchill said, "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." 

I want to make sure I'm an optimist who grabs ahold of opportunities and does great things with my life!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Quote Tuesday! Featuring Helen Keller

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart” 

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“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” 

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“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” 

(Quotes by Helen Keller)

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Ivy and Integrity

Hey, hey, hey! I'm Ivy and today I get to talk about one of my favorite words: Integrity

Integrity is the quality of being honest and having a strong moral foundation. 

When I was a kid I used to have a problem where I would lie to my friends. I had always wanted a horse and I started telling people that I did have one. After that no one would believe anything I told them and I lost a few of my friends. 

A guy named Gordon A. Eadie said "If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything."

And Albert Einstein said, "Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters."

Integrity is more than just telling the truth and being honest though. It's also doing the right thing and living the right way even when no one is around to keep you accountable. 

Jim Stovall says, "Integrity is doing the right thing, even when nobody is watching." 

I'm really working on living my life with integrity even when it's hard and guess what? It's worth it!