kis·met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized
1. fate.
"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives." - Toni Morrison

"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born; it's an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, and country music. It’s being hospitable, devoted to front porches, magnolias, moon pies, coca-cola... and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way." - Unknown

06 May 2009

oh, the power of words

Life lessons from Mr. Price:
{I have learned SO much from this man}

- "Dadgummit"
- "Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect."
- "Listen with your eyes."
- "Stupid is a choice. Some people are just born dumb; they can't help it. You are not born stupid."
- "Do what needs to be done without having to be asked."
- "Sit at the front of the class on the first day if the teacher doesn't assign seats."
- "You have to look to listen, and listen to learn."
- "If you don't know, ask."
- "Always go to the bathroom before a parade."
- "After high school you either continue on to college, get a job, or end up in jail."
- "It's not what you can do, it's not what you will do, it's what you do do."
- "Be observant. Look around."
- "You need to be ten minutes early to be on time. If you get there on time, you're already late."
- "Music is instrumental to success."
- "Smile. It gets the endorphins going. You can trick your brain into being happy if you smile."
- "Band: Atent Hut! What do you have to have to be in this band? {PRIDE!} What do we strive for every single day? {PRIDE!} And because of that, what do we call ourselves? {PRIDE!} I've got a good friend in Kansas. Tell him who we are. {PRIDE!}"

:: these memories will last forever ::


Connie said...

Alyssa, these are great!

lotusgirl said...

It must have been something else to be in the marching pride.

Great list!