United We Stand

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Last Sunday was the guest speaker for United We Stand. The guest speaker was Monti Washington. He has an amazing story called “From the Streets to the Stage.” He spoke to us about how important each of us are.

Monti had us practice our confidence. He shared with us how he was always told that he was sh*t. He was told he was nothing, worthless. Monti had 6 students come to the front of the room and share three reasons why they were THE sh*t. These three thing were to remind us that we are awesome people in our own ways. We all matter.

Next he spoke about being true. He had us all take out our phones and delete all the people on our phones that were haters and/or fakers. We don’t need people like that in our lives to bring us down. He spoke about dreaming wide awake.

Our dreams can become a reality if we work hard and believe in our selves. “OLLIN.” The meaning of ollin is “Go forth now with all your heart and all your passion.” Monti thought

One of the last points that Monti shared with us was “If you were an average of the 5 people you spend the most time with, would you be happy? Monti encouraged us to think about the people we surround ourselves with, and whether or not we are making good choices about who we give our time to. The people we spend time with can reflect the person people see us as. Make good choices when it comes to who we spend time with. Surround yourself with encouragers, achievers, dreamers, and anyone else who makes a positive imprint on your life.

Thanks to the resident that came to United We Stand. Way to represent 4E. šŸ˜€

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