Old 11-23-2013, 16:57   #1
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the determination and ambition of a person to achieve something.
synonyms: motivation, ambition, single-mindedness, willpower, dedication, doggedness, tenacity; enthusiasm, zeal, commitment, aggression, spirit; energy, vigor, verve, vitality, pep;

Waiting for the perfect moment is a fruitless endeavor.
Make a decision, and then make it the right one through your actions.
"Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap." -Ecclesiastes 11:4 (NIV)
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Old 11-23-2013, 17:51   #2
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Richie Parker, yes Drive...and two loving parents.

There's some of that damn dust in my eyes, again.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Old 11-23-2013, 18:40   #3
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I feel like a slug.

"Hector Lives!"

"The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress." -- Frederick Douglass

"The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -- Dennis Prager

"The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it." --H.L. Mencken
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Old 11-24-2013, 03:57   #4
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wow, that is a great video
what a great family

I will watch this again the next time I am dreading a difficult day ahead, and remember "...how do you get through your day?"
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Old 05-12-2020, 22:48   #5
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An exceptional example of resilience

Eight years ago, I was living in a cold garage, eating food out of a shoe box.

Seven years ago, I was placed in foster care.

Six years ago, I was searching for stability and acceptance in a new home and school.

Five years ago, I moved for the 16th time and to my fifth school district.

Four years ago, I was accepted into St. John’s University, with little social and cultural capital, but with great ambition to succeed.

Three years ago, I became the founder and president of the First-Generation Organization, and spent my summer in China researching a cure for Tuberculosis.

Two years ago, I pioneered through St. John’s as its first neuroscience major. I traveled to the Dominican Republic for mission work and led a research project at the local emergency department, guiding 30 students through clinical research.

One year ago, I reached 1,500 hours of volunteerism, was awarded Saint John’s Man of Extraordinary Service, traveled to Costa Rica for medical mission work, and volunteered my summer to research Alzheimer’s Disease.

Today, I graduate with honors from St. John’s University, as its first neuroscience major and a first-generation college student. But most importantly, I am graduating with a family of nearly 1,000 classmates, and finally, a place I can call home.

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Old 05-13-2020, 13:38   #6
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Preserve To Success:

Good example of NEVER QUIT...
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