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Practice, Day Four (1st)

Wednesday, Feb 1 “Whatever you do, work heartily.” — Letter to the Colossians (Christianity) THIS WEEK’S LESSON Practice Today’s Excerpt: Watch “How to Whistle” (1-min video) to get the basics. See if you break each step down and focus on it completely. Then ask for feedback from someone who has already figured it out. If …

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Practice, Day Three (31st)

Tuesday, January 31 “Keep the remembrance of your real nature alive, even while working, and avoid haste which causes you to forget. Be deliberate.” — Ramana Maharshi, Hindu teacher THIS WEEK’S LESSON Practice Today’s Excerpt: Juggling Distractions Take turns trying to practice juggling with 1-3 small balls or objects. See “Juggling Tutorial – One Ball Basics” (1-min …

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Practice, Day Two (30th)

Monday, January 31 “Anything that you’re willing to practice, you can do.” — Bob Ross, artist THIS WEEK’S LESSON Practice Today’s Excerpt: Here’s a story about the famous baseball player Joe DiMaggio: “One day a journalist interviewed DiMaggio at his home and asked him how it felt to be a “natural hitter.” Rather than answer …

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Practice, Day One (29th)

Sunday, January 29 “Repetition is the secret of perfection.” — Maria Montessori THIS WEEK’S LESSON Practice Today’s Excerpt: Watch “The Power of Not Giving Up” (1-min video) to see a child practicing again and again to jump onto a stool. As you watch, count how many tries it takes — and note that those are just the …

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Grit, Day Seven (28th)

Saturday, January 28 “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.” — Maya Angelou THIS WEEK’S LESSON Grit Today’s Excerpt: Have you seen a movie where the character showed grit? Here are some possibilities (of many): Finding Nemo Wonder Hidden Figures Spiderman Star Wars Secret of Kells Spirited Away Soul Moana Encanto …

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Grit, Day Six (27th)

Friday, January 27 “Life is a lot like surfing… When you get caught in the impact zone, you’ve got to just get back up. Because you never know what may be over the next wave.” ― Bethany Hamilton, surfer THIS WEEK’S LESSON Grit Today’s Excerpt: What is one of the hardest things you’ve ever done? …

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Grit, Day Five (26th)

Thursday, January 26 “If you meditate earnestly, through spiritual disciplines you can make an island for yourself that no flood can overwhelm.” — From the Dhammapada (Buddhist) THIS WEEK’S LESSON Grit Today’s Excerpt: What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Make a plan for sticking to something using these simple sentence …

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Grit, Day Four (25th)

Wednesday, January 25 “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” — T.S. Eliot, poet THIS WEEK’S LESSON Grit Today’s Excerpt: Read “Elizabeth Blackwell” (2-min article) from the National Women’s History Museum, which tells of how Blackwell overcame resistance from her family, friends, and society to …

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Grit, Day Three (24th)

Tuesday, January 24 “The snail has no hands. The snail has no feet. Gently the snail climbs the tree.” — Nigerian Proverb THIS WEEK’S LESSON Grit Today’s Excerpt: Tell Aesop’s Fable of The Tortoise and the Hare One day Hare mocked Tortoise for being slow. “Can you even get anywhere at all?” Hare laughed. “Yes,” …

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