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New Beginnings

January 9, 2017

Happy New Year

I love that even after January 1 comes and goes people continue to wish ‘happy new year’. With school starting in September and new calendar years in January its as if teachers have two times to ‘start over’. Not only can breaks provide a lift to school for staff and students but they also provide a chance to beginning over. Reflecting on 2016 and a handful of the well known people we’ve lost I found some of their sayings that you and your students might find inspirational or plain old interesting.

Perhaps one of these will provide a lift as you begin this new year. My best wishes for a very happy new year!

  • “The only way you learn is by failure.”
    — Debbie Reynolds
  • “I haven’t ever changed who I am. I’ve just gotten more accepting of it. Being happy isn’t getting what you want, it’s wanting what you have.”                                                                                               — Carrie Fisher

  • You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.                                                               —George Michael

  • “The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”        — Muhammad Ali
  • “All my big mistakes are when I try to second-guess or please an audience. My work is always stronger when I get very selfish about it.”                                                                                              —David Bowie
  • “I don’t really care so much what people say about me because it usually is a reflection of who they are. For example, if people wish I would sound like I used to sound, then it says more about them than it does me.”                                                                                                                                        — Prince  
  • I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back.”                                                                      — Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • “Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”                                                                                                                                  — Harper Lee
  • “As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind — every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder.”                                                                                                                          — John Glenn
  • “The greatest music is made for love, not for money.”                                                                                 — Greg Lake

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