Timing, week 2

This week, we will be talking about Timing in terms of patience, and waiting until the time is right for something.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Life is all about timing…the unreachable becomes the reachable, the unavailable becomes available, the unattainable…attainable.  Have patience, wait it out — it’s all about timing.” …

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Timing, week 1

Our in-class discussion topic for the week of September 2 will be Timing.  This will be our topic throughout the month of September.  During our lessons this week, we will talk about Timing in terms of how important it is to provide help to someone as soon as possible.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this…

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Inspiration, week 4

We will wrap up our discussion topic Inspirationduring this week (August 25).  We’ll be talking about how the people we choose to be around us can inspire us during our lessons this week.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Only surround yourself with people who will lift you higher.” — Oprah Winfrey…

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Inspiration, week 3

We will continue to talk about Inspiration during our lessons this week.  We’ll be talking about the ways in which careful listening can inspire us.  Our in-class discussion topic for this week follows below: “The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”  Ram Dass (author and teacher) Have you heard the saying, “We have…

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Inspiration, week 2

We’ll continue to discuss Inspiration during our lessons this week.  We’ll be talking together about how other students in our karate lessons can inspire us.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be.”  — Paul Arden (author) When you are in…

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Inspiration, week 1

Our in-class discussion topic for the month of August 2014 will be inspiration.  This week, we’ll be talking together about the basic meaning of inspiration.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island.”  Walt Disney (artist, movie maker) This…

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Optimism, Week 4

We will be continuing our discussion of Optimism during our lessons this week.  We’ll be considering how a positive mental attitude helps us respond constructively when we make mistakes.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today, and make a…

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Optimism, week 3

We will be continuing our discussion of Optimism during our lessons this week.  We will be talking about how a positive, optimistic attitude helps keep us mentally strong, and to achieve the goals we set for ourselves.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.”  William James…

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Optimism, week 2

We will continue our in-class discussions of Optimism during this week, July 7.  During this week, we will consider how we can take a positive attitude toward learning.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Optimism is essential to achievement, and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.”  — Nicholas Murray…

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Optimism, Week 1

Our in-class discussion topic for the week of June 30 will be a new one — Optimism.  We will be discussing Optimism in our lessons together throughout the month of July.  Our in-class discussion lesson this week will consider the meaning of Optimism, and of its opposite, Pessimism.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week…

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