September 11

9/11 DAY


Paul Bear Bryant 1913

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“But I learned that the lessons my mama taught me were always right. It don’t cost nuthin’ to be nice. It don’t cost ‘nuthin’ to do the right thing most of the time, and it costs a lot to lose your good name by breakin’ your word to someone.”

*Be nice. Do the right thing. Don’t break your word.


Elizabeth Henstridge 1987

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I’ve worn my workout clothes ALL DAY so I would work out but then I got pizza instead.

*Henstridge sent the above tweet. Use it as your inspiration to wear your workout clothes all day.


Tom Landry 1924

RE: With 1 exception, I cannot like a guy who wears a fedora.

“As a Christian, I know my life is in God’s hands,”

“He has a plan for me. Therefore, I never worry about tomorrow or never worry about winning or losing football games. That knowledge gives me a lot of composure in tough situations.”

*Don’t worry about tomorrow or anything that is stressing you in life right now. Know that your life is in God’s hands and he will take care of you.


Ludacris 1977

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“No matter how much money I ever get, I’m going to want to provide for my family and never have to go back to really struggling. You don’t ever want to go outside; you don’t ever want to be left in the cold. You want to be safe.”

*For over 9 months you have been learning how to save and invest money. Keep working at it until you and your family are safe.


Taraji P. Henson 1970 – watch The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons

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*Watch Taraji P. Henson almost win an Oscar in The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons.


Harry Connick Jr 1967 – jambalaya

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When Harry Connick Jr. was growing up in New Orleans, his mother would drop him off at school with the same parting words every day: “Be a leader.”

*Be a leader and make Harry Connick Jr’s jambalaya.

SNUB – Ed Reed 1978

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Travis Jones

I was born in Northwestern Pennsylvania and lived in a trailer park. I was raised by very conservative and religious (Wesleyan Methodist) parents. By some miracle I graduated college and moved to Florida. I have been a public school teacher since 1995. I have 7 years until I can retire. I was married in 1999 and divorced in 2001. I remarried in 2017 to Kate - 21 years my junior. Some of my life experiences as a 46-year-old, white American male, will come through in my writing, but the majority of this daily journey will be dedicated to improving myself, and hopefully you as well.

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