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Pride May 21, 2008

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“The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it.”

–Mignon McLaughlin

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Amy May 19, 2008

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New college graduate with honors–cum laude–and most outstanding student in your field.  But your Humanitarian award best describes you.

You came to this world as a ray of sunshine.  As a small child you picked yourself up from a skinned knee and still offered a smile.  You grew to a smart, talented adult woman who invents new ways to make the world a better place for every life she touches.

The Number Two May 18, 2008

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One of the earliest classification of numbers into groups was on the basis of their divisibility by the number two.

Numbers exactly divisible by two are called even and those that leave a remainder of one when divided by two are called odd.

All numbers belong in one of these two groups.

Hidden Joy May 15, 2008

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You dread facing the next few days and look forward to moving that piece of your life to the past.

But remember to watch for the golden moments that glitter among the pain.  Difficulty and joy are intertwined.   

Choose Happiness May 13, 2008

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“I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”

–Martha Washington

Prime Example May 12, 2008

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What is special about this number?

170,141,183,460,469,231,731,687,303,715,884,105,727

It’s a prime number, divisible only by itself and one.

T. J. May 10, 2008

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Why are you my best friend?

You accept me.  Instead of loving me in spite of my quirks, you love me because of them.

You cheer for me as I reach for my dreams.

Denny May 9, 2008

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You used your intellegence, time, energy and many talents to make this world a better place.  Your life was a gift to others.

Good-bye, friend, and thank you for the kindness you added to our lives.

Endurance May 8, 2008

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Quote by Charles Spurgeon:

“By perseverance, the snail reached the ark.”

The Number One May 7, 2008

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The first idea of number starts with the recognition that there is a difference between one and more than one. 

One generates all the other numbers by successive additions of itself.  One defines all the other numbers.