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Meet Misty Copeland

For me friendships are important, family is important, and it is a blessing if we can have monetary benefits. That’s wonderful, and I love it. But I have to have the security of people who really care about me, and me about them. I want to be surrounded by people who have integrity. – Camille Cosby

Survival needs are those things that you need to continue living. Survival needs are not based on having what the next person has.

Be clear.

One is need. One is greed.

What is your culture?

If it does not uplift you,

If it provides comfort to those who are less than,

If it encourages, supports, or excuses wrongdoing,

that “culture” does not belong to you.

Be careful of what you accept, excuse, and defend. You transmit culture.

You are a reflection.

To the mirror. To your children. To any and every one who comes in contact with you.

Your choices matter.

Aim high.

Pursue excellence.

Be exquisite.


virtue (n) an example of moral goodness or excellence.

courage (n) a virtue; the quality of mind or spirit to face difficulty in spite of fear or doubt; bravery; the deliberate decision that action is necessary regardless.

Courage is admitting that you’re afraid and facing that fear directly. It’s being strong enough to ask for help and humble enough to accept it.

Courage is standing up for what you believe in without worrying about the opinions of others. It’s following your own heart, living your own life, and settling for nothing less than the best for yourself.

Courage is daring to take a first step, a big leap, or a different path. It’s attempting to do something that no one has done before and all others thought impossible.

Courage is keeping heart in the face of disappointment and looking at defeat not as an end but as a new beginning. It’s believing that things will ultimately get better even as they get worse.

Courage is being responsible for your own actions and admitting your own mistakes without placing blame on others. It’s relying not on others for your success, but on your own skills and efforts.

Courage is refusing to quit even when you’re intimidated by impossibility. It’s choosing a goal, sticking with it, and finding solutions to the problems.

Courage is thinking big, aiming high, and shooting far. It’s taking a dream and doing anything, risking everything, and stopping at nothing to it make it a reality.

by Caroline Kent

To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given.

But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.

Use it or lose it 🙂

Parable of the Talents


For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill. Sun Tzu

Especially for a woman.

Unless, of course, she prefers to be seen as a fighter . . . less feminine . . . less attractive . . . less than. This is entirely her choice. But it is in her best interest to know thyself.

If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril. – Sun Tzu

There is a difference between a battle and a war.

Battles are short and heated. Wars are protracted but more importantly, conducted with forethought and strategy.

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. – Sun Tzu

Winning a battle means nothing if the war is lost.

Best to be mindful your future because that is where you will live.

Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting. – Sun Tzu

Feminine women pursue excellence.

And feminine women set themselves apart.

“Students in the United States are not taking the high level math and science classes but their competitors in other countries are.” Soledad O’Brien

Common Sense

Success will forever belong to those of us with common sense.

Us in Science

Wonder Twins

Keri & Kelli Jones

SpelBots Robotic Team

Only as high as I reach can I grow

Only as far as I seek can I go

Only as deep as I look can I see

Only as much as I dream can I be.

– Karen Ravn



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