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Mixing it Up - Sept. 26-30 

At lunchtime do you always sit with the same friend or friends? Is it because it’s a bit scary to sit with someone you don’t know very well? If that’s true, then you’re not alone. That’s why it’s important to mix things up sometimes, turn your fear into courage and get to know some new friends. There’s an old American proverb that says, “Don’t let fear hold you back”. Sitting with someone you haven’t sat with before is a great way to get to know someone who may be very different from you, but with whom you may have things in common. Maybe you share a favorite book or sport or video game. Maybe you share a favorite subject at school or have the same kind of pet at home. Today, find a little courage . . . sit with someone new, and start a new friendship. 
Make it a great day, the choice is yours. - Project Wisdom
Strength of Habit | Sept. 19-23 

Greek Philosopher Aristotle once said, “The habits we form as children make all the difference”. 
You may think that forming good habits doesn’t really matter, habits such as being on time, brushing your teeth, picking up after yourself, and doing you homework each night. Well, think again. Forming good habits can make a very positive difference in your life. Founding father Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “ It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them”. 
In other words, if you get into bad habits now, it will be hard to break those bad habits later. That’s why it’s so important to form good habits now, habits that will help you be the best person you can be. Make the decision to form at least one new habit that will make a positive difference in your life.  
Make it a great day, the choice is yours. - Project Wisdom 

I’ll Volunteer | Sept. 12-16 

Everyone needs help from time to time. Perhaps you’re sick and need someone to bring you a cup of juice, or you broke a leg and need someone to help you get around. Maybe you’re sad and could use a special greeting card to cheer you up. People who help those in need are called volunteers. A volunteer chooses to help, without being told. It’s been said that volunteers are love in action. When you volunteer, you can learn more about yourself. Sometimes the people you’re helping see the good in you that you hadn’t seen yourself. Sometimes you learn more about your likes and dislikes, and sometimes you discover a talent you never knew you had. Being a volunteer can help you learn to be the best person you can be. So this week, say “I’ll volunteer!” And then pay attention to what you can learn about yourself.  
Make it a great day, the choice is yours. - Project Wisdom 
Better Today than Yesterday | Sept. 5-9 

Some of us have this strange idea that if we look down our noses at other people it will make us look more important. We put others down thinking that will make us look better. But here’s a bulletin: That doesn’t work. When we put others down, we simply make ourselves look unkind and disrespectful. Now listen to these words from Civil Rights leader Whitney Young: “There is nothing good in acting better than others. Real goodness means being a better person today than you were yesterday”. Nothing good ever comes from acting as if you are better than others. Real goodness comes from trying to be a better person today than you were the day before and that’s a goal we should all set for ourselves. 

Make it a great day, the choice is yours. - Project Wisdom
Going Back to the Future! | Aug. 29 - Sept. 2 
One of the best things about the new school year is that feeling of a fresh start. Most of us have new school supplies, some of us have new clothes, the halls are freshly scrubbed, and there’s excitement about making new friends and seeing familiar ones. With so many new and exciting things to think about, why would anyone want to remember mistakes we might have made last school year? Someone wise once said: “Remembering the past gives power to the present”. So ask yourself this: What was the biggest mistake I made last year? What was my biggest success? What can I learn from these experiences? Start this new school year by remembering the past so you can give power to the present.  
Make it a great day, the choice is yours. - Project Wisdom