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Community Stories

Fly

“If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.”― Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull “But way off alone, out by himself beyond boat and shore, Jonathan Livingston Seagull was practicing. A hundred feet…

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Be Well

“If it makes me happy, it definitely adds to my well-being.”― P. V. Sindhu What does it mean to be well?  We usually define this around a mix of physical and mental health that is determined by what we eat,…

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The Empty Mat

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Often at Green School there is a disproportionate ratio of women to men…

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The Irony of Failure

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is a delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” - Denis Waitley…

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The Smartest Person in the Room

“In the real world, the smartest people are people who make mistakes and learn. In school, the smartest people don't makemistakes.”  Robert Kiyosaki Who is the smartest person in the room? We are going to tell you.   Many believe it…

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Absent

“We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison [Note: This story is shared with permission]We pass…

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Why I Cried on Planes

I stared in the mirror of the airplane bathroom. Crying. It happened every time I flew. On this occasion, I’d just watched the movie Braveheart starring Mel Gibson as William Wallace, the historic Scottish rebel who led an uprising against the cruel…

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