Mardi Gras 

Beads fly by
Kids grab for candy
Bands play Jazz
Spangled girls
Sweat and sugar sticks to me
Laughter fills the air
Catch the beads
The floats go by us
Look at that Wonderful
What a way to welcome
Lent…but first one last beignet

Tony Lane

“the roots of all our lives go very, very deep, and we can’t really
understand a person unless we have the chance of knowing who that
person has been, and what that person has done and liked and
suffered and believed.” mr. rogers

You can’t deny laughter; when it comes,
it plops down in your favorite chair and stays
as long as it wants.

Stephen King, writer

The greatest danger for most of us lies not in setting our mark too high and falling short; 
but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark

Michelangelo, Artist

I didn’t know I had it in me.  There’s more to all of us than we realize.
Life is so much bigger, grander, higher, and wider than we allow ourselves to think.
We’re capable of so much more than we than we allow ourselves to believe.
Queen Latifah

The greatest danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short;

But in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.


“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
Brené Brown

“All of us have to remember where we came from
and what it was like then if we are to understand
where we are heading and how to get there.”  Colin Powell

 Student success tip:
1. Prioritize the big stuff.

It sounds simple enough. Unless you have urgent tasks that absolutely must be handled right away, it's better to use your time working on important things like writing major papers, studying, practicing the skills you want to master, or making connections with your professors and classmates!

When there’s a disappointment, I don’t know if it’s the end of the story.
It may just be the beginning of a great adventure.
-Pema Chödron