" Where there is no vision the people perish"
- The most useless thing to do - Worry.
- The greatest loss - self-respect.
- The most satisfying work-Helping others.
- The ugliest personality trait- Selfishness.
- The most endangered species- Dedicated leaders.
- The two most power-filled words - I Can
- The greatest asset-Faith
- The most worthless emotion-Self-pity.
- The most prized possession- Integrity
- The most beautiful attire - A smile!
- The most powerful channel of communication- Prayer.
- The most contagious spirit-Enthusiasm.
- The most important thing in life - God.
- The greatest shot in the arm- Encouragement.
- The greatest problem to overcome - Fear
- The most effective sleeping pill - Peace of mind.
- The most crippling failure disease-Excuses.
- The most powerful force in life - Love.
- The most dangerous pariah-A gossiper.
- The world's most incredible computer-The brain!
- The worst thing to be without-Hope
- The deadliest weapon-The tongue.
And these are from Tony Robbins:ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
FOUR. When you say, "I love you," mean it.
FIVE. When you say, "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye.
SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.
EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dream. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
TEN.. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.
TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.
THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"
FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
FIFTEEN. Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.
SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson !
SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and responsibility for all your actions.
EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
TWENTY-ONE. Spend some time alone.
a true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.
Attend a Miracle League Game at Wall-Mart field in Southfield. Evergreen and Civic Center Drive on Wednesday at 7:00 pm, Saturday At 11:00 am and 1:00 pm and Sunday at 4:00 pm.
The season is fast coming to a close. In September the league will only play one game a week on Sunday..
We will be announcing a fund raising event for the Miracle League soon.
|Shain Park Wed August 24|
"Sounds of Sinatra" with Karen Newman & Steve Acho.Meet Kirkers at the statue between 6:30 and 7:00 PM, bring a folding chair or a blanket. Questions to Elaine (248-332-8462) or Paula (248-643-6842)
|Andiamos Lakefront Wed Aug 24|
Sailing Singles August Happy Hour Andiamo's Lakefront Bistro St Clair Shores, MI 586) 773-7770 (810) 773-7770 24026 Jefferson Ave St Clair Shores, MI 48080 Off Jefferson North of 9 Mile from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
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|Metropolitan Beach Pavilion Fri August 26|
The Y-Knot Boat Club invites you to Bring your own beverages and a dish to pass. Hotdogs and Hamburgers provided from 5 to 6:30 pm . Music by Dr. Bee Bee Contact : Chuck 586-431-3573 from 05:00 PM to 12:30 AM Member price $12 Guest Price $12
|"Daddy Daughter Dance" on Friday, Aug. 26 at Ford Field|
2000 Brush Street * Detroit $125 per person * Black Tie (optional) VIP Reception 6:30pm - 7:30 pm Dinner * Program * Dancing 7:30 pm - midnight Call 313 862 1457 or visit www.dlrpc.org for tickets and info
"Daughter" Jannina Barefield is a dynamic classical violinist who made her debut as a soloist on the stage of Orchestra Hall at age 11. She now lives in NYC and is completing a masters degree in violin performance at the Mannes College of Music (New School in Manhattan). She has twice won the Detroit Symphony Concerto Competition and performed as a soloist with the DSO (at age 14 and 17). As this year's winner of the Bohemians Concerto Competition, she will perform with the Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony in 2006.
She is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and has performed with Itzhak Perlman (as part of his youth ensemble for 3 years) at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and in Israel. This past summer she performed and studied at the Casalmaggiore Festival in Italy.
In high school, she was the concertmaster of the DSO Civic Orchestra and won the state MASTA competitions as a soloist and first violinist with the Detroit Symphony Civic Quartet.
"Daddy" Guitarist A. Spencer Barefield is widely recognized as one of the virtuoso guitarists on today's jazz scene. he is nothing less than captivating" states downbeat magazine, describing Barefield, who has received numerous prestigious grants for composition and performance from ArtServe Michigan-MCACA, Meet- the-Composer/NEA Commission USA, Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest, National Endowment for the Arts, Michigan Council for Arts, Arts Midwest and others.
Barefield’s recordings "Soul Steppin' Through the Fabulous Ruins," “Live Detroit” and “Xenogenesis 2000” (CAC label), and his Sound Aspects (Germany) releases “After the End” and “Live at Leverkusen” have received rave international reviews and honors, including best new release in Cadence Critics’ Poll, Jazz Times (guitar issue), Metro Times Music Awards and others. He has toured and recorded in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, extensively as a leader, soloist, and with Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Oliver Lake, Andrew Cyrille, Richard Davis and others.
As the Artistic and Executive Director of the Creative Arts Collective (CAC) Barefield's concerts at the Detroit Institute of Arts and elsewhere earned CAC the Michigan’s Governor’s Arts Award for excellence and international recognition for its innovative presentations. Over a hundred of CAC’s concerts have been broadcast on National Public Radio. Barefield has taught guitar and improvisation at the University of Michigan School of Music and elsewhere.
|Bethany East SAt August 27|
Monthly Dance Sterling Chateau 38500 Ryan Road just south of 17 Mile in Sterling Heights from 08:00 PM Price $10.00
|An Evening of Fun Sat August 27|
The Heidi Van Arnem Foundation is inviting everyone to participate in an evening of fun at the 5th Avenue in Novi on Saturday August 27 at 6:00 pm.
The cost is $25 per person. Complimentary hor d'ouvres Cash Bar, Live Music
R.S.V.P by August 23 248-840-1155
Heidi was sixteen when her life and future were changed in one split second when she was shot through the neck, completely severing her spinal cord. She was rendered a quadriplegic. She graduated in 1989, from Oakland University. After college, Heidi attended The University of Detroit Law School. In 1989, Heidi founded a full service travel agency that services all travelers, especially people with disabilities. In 1998, she started iCan, Inc. the leading information and communications gateway for people with disabilities; providing services and solutions for leaders in business. Invited by the Detroit News to write a weekly column called Disability Today, she wrote for the largest paper in Michigan and was appointed by Governor John Engler to the Michigan Commission on Disability Concerns. Heidi has been the recipient of many national awards including Top 25 Women on the Web, the Evan Kemp Entrepreneur of the Year by the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, the da Vinci Accessibility Award for information technology and the Blue Chip Initiative Award for Small Business Achievement by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Heidi was recognized by such media outlets as USA Today and the New York Times for her leadership position in the disability community. She also won numerous awards and accolades for business achievements and community outreach including: Ben & Jerry's "Citizen Cool", Wyndham Hotels "Woman on her Way". In 2002 Heidi's family accepted several awards on her behalf including the Office Depot Visionary Award, the first Small Business Development Lifetime Achievement award from the MDCD, called the Heidi Van Arnem Award, and Oakland University's prestigious Odyssey Award. Heidi was also a frequent guest speaker for civic, social, and educational organizations. Her very innovative" Spend a Day in a Wheelchair" program teaches young people firsthand about life with a disability. Students throughout Michigan experience their day in a wheelchair learning about the realities of spinal cord injuries. "Spend a Day in a Wheelchair" program educates students through workshops, videos, and assemblies. On November 11, 2001 Heidi Passed away of acute respiratory failure. It is through her foundation that the vision she had crafted will be carried on, the vision to change the world for people with disabilities.
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|Somerset Ski & Golf Club SUN August 28|
Day of golf contact Bev Essary 586-573-7151 or bessary@sbcglobal,net for reservations. call 3 days before by 8pm. Arrive 30 min prior to start time. call to cancel.
Marysville 94 E to exit 266, turn right to Michigan, turn right to course from 11:00 AM t Price $37 Reserve by 2005-08-28
|Prints of Original Paintings from Peggy Jo Studio|