On May 20, 1993 - The final episode of "Cheers" was aired on NBC-TV. Cheers was an American institution, a sit-com that ran 11 seasons from 1982-1993. It was a staple that stood the test of time. The theme song included the lyrics ..."You wanna go where everybody knows your name." It emphasized community. We are in each others business constantly and connected in ways that were unheard of in the 80's and 90's but we long for that community of coming together in one space, no matter what our background or what kind of day we came from. We long for a place to come where everyone knows our name and can share in the community of movement, a great frothy beer or some laughter.
Let's bring that community on the mat and move together in that community...on the blog or in the studio.
Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there. Viriginia Burden
You can make it, but it's easier if you don't have to do it alone. Betty Ford
Without community, there is no liberation. Audre Lorde
One man may hit the mark, another blunder; but heed not these distinctions. Only from the alliance of the one, working with and through the other, are great things born. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Keep in mind that our community is not composed of those who are already saints, but of those who are trying to become saints. Therefore let us be extremely patient with each other's faults and failures. Mother Teresa
What cannot be achieved in one lifetime will happen when one lifetime is joined to another. Harold Kushner
The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. Jane Adams
I am a part of all that I have met. Adam Tennyson
We don't accomplish anything in this world alone ... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something. Sandra Day O' Connor
In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it. Marianne Williamson
One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade. - Chinese Proverb
Independence"... [is] middle-class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth. ~G.B. Shaw
On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers. ~Adlai E. Stevenson
I nod to a passing stranger, and the stranger nods back, and two human beings go off, feeling a little less anonymous. ~Robert Brault
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. ~Herman Melville
Insert attempt at a song here...
Making your way in the world hot 8 (where we practice)
Takes everything you've got;
Taking a break from all your worries
Sure would help a lot.
Wouldn't you like to get away?
Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows hot 8,
and they're always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see,
our troubles are all the same
You wanna be where everybody knows
Your hot 8!
Yours on the page and on the mat,