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Crabs and other important buckets!

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Buddha

 

Two weeks ago, I wrote about achieving happiness and stopping to smell the roses in front of us.  One week ago, I wrote about taking care of our friends through sharing our strengths and supporting each other.  This week I propose a synthesis of these two topics as we look at being happy for our…

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Added by Eric Skanson on October 26, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Get By With a Little Help From Our Friends!

I get by with a little help from my friends,

I get high with a little help from my friends,

Going to try with a little help from my friends.

                                                                        THE BEATLES

 

The Beatles came out of Liverpool in 1960. They became perhaps the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed act in the history of popular music. The band's best-known lineup consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney,…

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Added by Eric Skanson on October 12, 2012 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Happiness is a choice

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

Dalai Lama

 

Happiness, it seems, is something that we have all searched for, experienced, or maybe even longed for.  A couple of Sunday’s ago, I was reading the Star Tribune and a headline caught my attention that said, “STAYING HAPPY IS A MATTER OF WANTING TO.”

 

The article goes on to tell a story about a professor that had been longing for a job for 12 years.  Once he finally…

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Added by Eric Skanson on October 5, 2012 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Teamwork~Individual Commitment to Group Effort

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

Vince Lombardi

 

As we open the 2012-2013 school year, I cannot think of a more important idea than the one that Vince Lombardi speaks to in the above quote.  Vince Lombardi, was an American football coach. He is best known as the head coach of…

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Added by Eric Skanson on September 12, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments

Maintain balance while you work!

Humor must not professedly teach, and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.

Mark Twain in Eruption

 

 

 

Throughout this year I have come to realize that balance is everything.  I need balance in my life and I hope my staff members find theirs!  I want emotionally and socially healthy employees so they can model for our students what a healthy adult life is like.  This past winter I attended the…

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Added by Eric Skanson on June 1, 2012 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Love the One You're With!

Well there's a rose in a fisted glove and the eagle flies with the dove

 And if you can't be with the one you love,

 Honey Love the one you're with….

You gotta love the one you're with….

You gotta love the one you're with…..

You gotta love the one you're with!

 

Crosby, Stills and Nash lyrics by Stephen Stills

 

This is an…

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Added by Eric Skanson on May 29, 2012 at 2:08pm — No Comments

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