September 6



Jane Addams 1860

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“Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.”

*Don’t give up. The world needs what you have to offer.


Idris Elba 1972

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“I was always a real athletic kid,” says Elba. “Then when I got older, I just figured it was part of life to keep training. “It’s a great way to stay active and burn hundreds of calories without even knowing it.”

*Sign up to play on a team in a league. For me it’s a basketball league at the local YMCA. This gives me something to look forward to and continue training for. 


Ryan Shazier 1992

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When life changes before you and fear grips you cling to the Lord who understands your every need, question and heart’s cry. I’m trusting God for a better tomorrow.

*Shazier’s father sent out the above tweet in asking for prayers for his son who was paralyzed on the football field. Ryan Shazier danced at his wedding a year and a half after the injury. Trust in God for a better tomorrow.


Naomie Harris 1976

Harris alongside Idris Elba in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

“I was very lucky because I started earning at nine and I saved all my income so that when I turned 18 and needed to go to university, it was all there. I always had a really strong work ethic. I didn’t need to rely on anybody else financially and I couldn’t anyway – that was never really an option – but I had a strong belief in myself that I could do it on my own. And that’s what got me through.”

*Have a strong belief in yourself that your work ethic makes it so you don’t have to rely on anyone else financially. 


Roger Waters 1943 – listen to Pink Floyd

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*Listen to Pink Floyd until you “get it”

BONUS: Idris Elba and Naomie Harris share a birthday and co-star in the Oscar nominated Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom 


Pippa Middleton 1983 – chicken and leek casserole

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“Healthy food is not just good for you, but can also be fun to prepare and delicious to eat.”

*Make some healthy food like Pippa’s chicken and leek casserole.

SNUB – John Wall 1990

Review –

  • Don’t give up
  • Play a sport
  • Trust in God for a better future
  • Don’t rely on anyone else financially
  • Listen to Pink Floyd
  • Pippa’s chicken and leek casserole