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10 Habits of Truly Optimistic People - Inspiring book!

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Here is an inspiring creative excerpt from David Mezzapelle's new book, 10 Habits of Truly Optimistic People (click Continue Reading below) : A Surprise Pearl of Wisdom by Marian Heath Axley In 1954, the basketball coliseum was the only place large enough to seat the University of Kentucky’s College of Arts and Sciences freshman class for their first indoctrination. The class ranks overflowed with Korean War veterans who had opted to get an education with the GI Bill, and the university personnel would be severely strained to accommodate the huge increase in student numbers. A university dignitary on the podium gave a welcoming speech and then an admonishment to the newbies. “Look to your right, look to your left. One of you will not be here next year.”  However, I had no plans of failing out or dropping out. To my right was a mature, beefy guy. To my left was...
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May
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Poem - Stay Inspired - from 10 Habits of Truly Optimistic People!

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  This poem is an excerpt from David Mezzapelle's new book, 10 Habits of Truly Optimistic People:        __________________________________________   Stay Inspired A poem by Karen Lyons Kalmenson Stay inspired with open heart and eager mind for you will see beauty in everything you find. The world will indeed be a happier place, as you navigate the hills and valleys with a smile upon your face.   _____________________________________________ Paula C Snyder, Staying Inspired blogger, was a published contributor of several articles in the first volume, Contagious Optimism, released in 2013 (pictured below). Visit The Contagious Optimism Book series website for more information, find local live events, purchase merchandise, and to have your own stories considered in future editions.  
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