At the begining of the week I asked my student to look for a list of positive phrases that related to her and her family.
This is what she came up with in her list.
1. " Be yourself, who else is better qualified."- Frank J. Giblin
2. " Never give up."
3. " Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don't say it mean." - Unknown
4." If you take yourself out of the game you will never succeed."
5. " Never let anyone tell you that you can't do something, not even yourself."
I really liked the last one. My student has a defective heart and failing liver. She was told a while back that she would never graduate from high school because she wouldn't live that long. She will be walking with the Class of 2012 this June.