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January 2013

Have you ever said something mean about someone or treated them rudely? This poem reminds us to be thoughtful of others’ feelings and not be judgmental. God made us all different, and God encourages us to accept others just as they are. We want to be accepted as we are, right?
At camp, I love to hear people say, “Oh, that’s just the way she/he is.” That means they accept them for who they are, just as they are, just as God ac-cepts us. I hope you will be courageous when some-one is treated rudely and make a point to treat them kindly. I know that makes God smile. It should make you smile too.


October 2012

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:  “Consider the postage stamp.  It secures its success through its ability to stick to something.” – by Josh Billings
This T for the Day is about PERSEVERANCE, the “continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition” (Merriam Webster dictionary).  This may refer to your football, soccer or lacrosse team. It may refer to completing your homework. It may refer to continuing to be nice to someone with whom you have trouble getting along.
Here’s a poem to encourage us called “DON’T QUIT”, author unknown.
When things seem wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must – but don’t you quit.

Life is (odd) with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turn about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up, though the pace seems slow-
You might succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out-
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt-
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit-
It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.