Jesse Perron, a devoted student

Jesse Perron personifies unrelenting dedication to a goal. At the age of 70, when most of us might figure we “know everything,” he is pursuing his GED diploma.

We insist you pay particular attention to his story in this week’s newspaper. And, we might suggest you clip it out and show it to your children or grandchildren whenever they start to complain about attending classes.

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Each and everyone of us must constantly maintain a desire to learn, especially from one another and to better our lives and mental agility.

I don’t believe a day goes by without an opportunity to learn. My wife and children are always enlightening me in both practical, sensible way but also by their strength of character, humility and support.

My co-workers daily amaze and educate me in many different ways through their generous sharing of a common goal ... to best serve our readers and this community.

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It’s time for me to stop preaching, so here are some tips for a better life.

• Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.

• Make time to practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.

• Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of six.

• Dream more while you are awake.

• And finally, try to make at least three people smile each day.

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Crowley Post-Signal
P.O. Box 1589, Crowley, LA 70527
Phone: 337-783-3450
Fax: 337-788-0949

Rayne-Acadian Tribune
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Phone: 337-334-3186
Fax: 337-334-8474

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Phone: 337-684-5711
Fax: 337-684-5793

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