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Thought for the Month: 1,440 minutes in every day.

2021-06-15T14:42:25+00:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 9 | May 2021 In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact. ~ Les Brown Thought for the Month May 2021 I recently came across an article in “Success Resources' - Your Learning Resources” which included an adaptation from Les Brown’s personal collection. You might ask, “Who is Les Brown?" Brown is a motivational speaker who once was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives; and he was once married to Gladys Knight, the "Empress of Soul"; an American singer, songwriter, [...]

Thought for the Month: 1,440 minutes in every day.2021-06-15T14:42:25+00:00
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Thought for the Month: Don’t Wait!

2021-06-14T16:14:16+00:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 8 | April 2021 “Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.” ~ Orison Swett Marden AUTHOR, PUBLISHER Thought for the Month April 2021 “Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.” In reading this quote, I reflected on the past year and how the pandemic and the unexpected freeze have altered our way of life. We see the world through a different set of glasses. We don’t see germs, and never have, but now we are [...]

Thought for the Month: Don’t Wait!2021-06-14T16:14:16+00:00
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Thought for the Month: When You Look in the Mirror…

2021-06-14T16:18:01+00:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 6 | Febrary 2021 When You Look in the Mirror When I look at the future, it’s so bright it burns my eyes. ~ Oprah Winfrey Thought for the Month February 2021 When you look in the mirror, who do you see in the reflection? I’m not referring to your facial features like your eyes, nose, and mouth. I’m talking about looking deeper into the mirror. Do you catch a glimpse of your honesty, respectfulness, empathic nature, and servitude towards others? Do those “others” see you as you see yourself or do they [...]

Thought for the Month: When You Look in the Mirror…2021-06-14T16:18:01+00:00
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Thought of the Month: Talk to Yourself!

2021-06-07T18:06:37+00:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 5 | January 2021 "Talk to yourself once in a day, otherwise you may miss meeting an excellent person in this world." ~ Swami Vivekananda  Thought of the Month January 2021 During the RGV LEAD Young Leaders’ Summit on January 20th, the Mercedes High School Ambassadors presented a program entitled, “Improving Your Mental Health During the Pandemic”. It was interesting to see how students took to heart the words of wisdom shared on the topic. Ambassadors were encouraged to reach out to others through social media, texting, and phone calls. The Mercedes Ambassador team [...]

Thought of the Month: Talk to Yourself!2021-06-07T18:06:37+00:00
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Thought of the Month: “It is December . . .”

2021-06-09T16:10:44+00:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 4 | December 2020 “It is December and Nobody Asked if I Was Ready.” Here we are at the end of 2020, a year filled with uncertainty. The year kicked off with the race to the White House, but then, our nation and our world began witnessing another kind of battle - the COVID-19 pandemic. Back in March, schools shut down and learning went virtual. We had no idea how long that would last! So, here we are in December and most students are still learning from home! Who would’ve thought! Yes, the year has [...]

Thought of the Month: “It is December . . .”2021-06-09T16:10:44+00:00
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Thank you, Pat Bubb

2021-06-13T01:51:29+00:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 2 | October 2020 Thank you, Pat Bubb, for your service to the Rio Grande Valley! ~ Luis Thought for the Month October 2020 As we approach the end of an era and we bid a happy retirement to Pat Bubb, I, the incoming Executive Director, know I have very big shoes to fill. Mrs. Bubb has taught me many things over our time working together, however I feel what I am going to miss the most are the stories of how she got where she did; hearing stories about growing up on [...]

Thank you, Pat Bubb2021-06-13T01:51:29+00:00
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Thought for the Month: This Friday, finish your work and be done.

2021-06-12T16:43:08+00:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 2 | October 2020 This Friday, finish your work and be done. Look forward to the weekend and have some fun! ~ Luis Thought for the Month October 2020 Have you stopped to think that there are 60 hours in the weekend? That sounds like a lot, so why is it that when Monday morning comes around, we find ourselves asking, “Where did the weekend go!” We look at the two highly-anticipated days, and we can’t figure out what we did! We might think we just slept through it! Maybe, after a long [...]

Thought for the Month: This Friday, finish your work and be done.2021-06-12T16:43:08+00:00
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