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Reflect, Renew, Resolve

Hap­pi­ness Is With­in Your Reach!

Quotes To Live By

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Jan­u­ary 1, 2019

Mes­sage of the Month


As we close out 2018 and move into the New Year, 2019, let us all apply the three R’s of plan­ning; Reflec­tion, Renew­al, and Resolve.

Let me rec­om­mend that we reflect back on the past to see if we met our goals and are sat­is­fied with where we are as it relates to career, fam­i­ly, and life in gen­er­al.

From there we will best know how to renew our think­ing and actions for 2019. Remem­ber, if we keep doing the same things we will get the same results. What can we do to get dif­fer­ent results if we are dis­sat­is­fied with how 2018 end­ed?

Then last, but cer­tain­ly not least, is the resolve phase. If we reflect long and hard and if we have set or adjust­ed our goals then that will give strength to the resolve we need to take action and imple­ment our New Year Plan. Be mind­ful that we are allowed to adjust as we go in case any stum­bling blocks pop up.

You may say that you already have a 5 year or 10 year plan and that you don’t live year to year. OK, your three R’s pro­gram maybe reflect, re-adjust, resolve. What­ev­er the case may be, plan your life in advance and LIVE your plan with resolve. Fail­ing to plan is plan­ning to fail, don’t fall in to that trap.

Hap­pi­ness Is With­in Your Reach!

Peo­ple are just as hap­py as they make up their minds to be.” — Abra­ham Lin­coln

Hap­pi­ness is not a big abstract ide­al. Instead, it can be found in lit­tle every­day acts. It is about your out­look — a pos­i­tive atti­tude rather than any­thing that must hap­pen to you. So what can you active­ly do to ensure you’re hap­py? Here are a few real­ly sim­ple things:

Express appre­ci­a­tion for kind acts. Say thank you to a per­son who helps you. If you’ve missed the oppor­tu­ni­ty to do so, it is
nev­er too late. You can still write an email or call them. In the mar­tial arts, this is called the “atti­tude of grat­i­tude.”

Believe that fail­ure is a step­ping-stone. Learn from your fail­ure, but don’t give up. The most famous exam­ple of a per­son per­sist­ing is Thomas Edi­son, who, it is said, went through 10,000 failed attempts before final­ly invent­ing the light bulb. And here’s his pos­i­tive take on those 10,000 attempts: elim­i­nat­ing all the ways some­thing will not work allows you to get clos­er to some­thing that will. Let’s embrace his atti­tude.

Col­lab­o­rate. What are some res­o­lu­tions you find chal­leng­ing to car­ry out? Fit­ness? Get a bud­dy and work togeth­er. Watch out — good habits can be infec­tious!

Fol­low your pas­sions. Was there a time when hours went by as you read detec­tive nov­els? As a teenag­er did you love play­ing hock­ey? Were you a good painter? Are you musi­cal­ly inclined?

Do you enjoy vol­un­teer­ing? It is all too easy to let our pur­suits fall by the way­side dur­ing the hus­tle and bus­tle of life. But it’s not worth it. In fact, fol­low­ing a pas­sion or hob­by can be deeply ful­fill­ing.

Kids Cor­ner

Quotes To Live By

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there!” —Will Rogers

I” can’t do it” nev­er yet accom­plished any­thing; “I will try” has per­formed won­ders.” —George P. Burn­ham

Win­ners nev­er quit and quit­ters nev­er win.” —Anony­mous.

Can you enter the words cor­rect­ly into the grid? The let­ters in the shad­ed box­es will spell out the name of the mys­tery word.


Jan­u­ary 2–5: Test Week

Jan­u­ary 7–12: P.T. Week

Jan­u­ary 11: Grad­u­a­tion Sched­ule
5:15 pm — Lit­tle Drag­ons
6:15 pm — Chil­dren, Juniors, Teens, and Adults

Jan­u­ary 14–19: P.T. Week

Jan­u­ary 19: Lead­er­ship Day
 9:00 am — 10:00 am Lit­tle Drag­ons
10:00 am — 11:00 am Chil­dren
11:00 am — 12:00 pm Juniors, Teens & Adults

Jan­u­ary 21–26: Bokken Week

Jan­u­ary 31 — Feb­ru­ary 5: Test Week


1/4 William Goodall, Olivia Collins
1/5 Calie Ehrett
1/14 Daw­son Swiney
1/16 Fabi­an Gru­ber, Karen Stevens
1/17 Kir­ill Han­na, Will Lott, Anna Collins
1/21 Eashan Goy­al
1/22 Adam Turn­er
1/23 Kaden Moham­mad
1/27 Juliana Lott
1/30 Nicole Nel­son, Nathan Nel­son

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