Motivational Quote/Word/Videos of the Day-8 July 2008


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”                -Og Mandino 1923-1996, Author and Speaker

BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT 2008 SEMI-FINALS-GEORGE SAMPSON  *******Talk about determination!  George didn’t make it to the semi-finals last year, but he listened to the judges and came back better than ever!  Cheers mate!!! ;)*******

WORD OF THE DAY

WAHINE

\wah-HEE-nee\noun

1 : a Polynesian woman
*2 : a female surfer

Example Sentence:

“Make some serious waves this summer by learning to surf! Ridin’ the swells is fab exercise and, well, what’s cooler than a wahine girl?” (Girls’ Life, June 2005)

Did you know?

The word “wahine” came into English in the late 18th century from Maori, the language of a Polynesian people native to New Zealand; it was originally used for a Maori woman, especially a wife. The word is also used for a woman in Hawaiian and Tahitian, though spelled “vahine” in the latter. Enormous waves, which are perfect for surfing, are an attraction of the Polynesian islands. As the surfing culture solidified in the mid-20th century, and as more and more girls and women grabbed their boards, “wahine” took on the new meaning of “female surfer.”

BETHANY HAMILTON TELLS HER STORY  ********This girl is an inspiration for those of us that aren’t opposed to taking “no” for an answer because it’s easier to give up rather than try again.  Take note!*******

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