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A Few Parting Words from Mr. Terry Skinner


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Today, Mr. Terry Skinner finished his last day here at Bismarck High School.  After a long educational career, he decided to slip out of the building without any limelight, but he did leave some parting comments.

 

Mr. Skinner’s Words to Live By

 

  • There’s no better thing than to lay your head on your pillow, worry-free and at peace with the world. Don’t do anything to spoil that.
  • Don’t live for money, career, or fame. Make a Bucket List and Do that instead.
  • Never forget that your life has a specific purpose. Living it is how you search for it.
  • No Regrets.
  • Fill your life with life.
  • If someone offends you, forgive them and move on. Don’t drag chains of bitterness behind you.
  • The color of skin means nothing. The intelligence of the mind is nothing.  The talent of the body is nothing.  The personality is nothing.  Everyone has a soul… and all souls are equal.
  • If a door opens for you, walk through it. Take advantage of opportunities.
  • Four years from now, you’ll be four years older… but you could also be four years older with a college degree, a career, a family, etc. Don’t just become four years older.
  • Live to create, not destroy.
  • The path before you has nothing but promise… don’t do anything that will stop your journey.
  • Live for experience, not money. Instead, work for money…use money to live for experiences.
  • Don’t let life live you, instead… live your life.
  • Someday, you aren’t going to be who you are today… so be better.
  • Quit copying off of others… be you.
  • Work to live… don’t live to work.
  • Live your life for those who’ll be there for you in the end, not for those who’ll forget you.
  • Make things right between you and God… no matter what that costs. That peace is worth everything you can imagine.
  • When I see you again, I may have forgotten your name, but I’ll remember who you were as a person.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Guard your knees… some of us used to be great warriors, but we have taken an arrow to one of them.
  • Always look each other in the eyes.
  • Turn your phone off when you are talking face to face.
  • Don’t talk about people. Avoid talking about things.  But spend your time discussing ideas.

Love you all…. Not in a creepy, stalker way, though

Mr. Skinner

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