Kickoff the Football Season

Labor Day weekend marks the beginning of the College Football Season! Thousands of Football players prepare to take on their opponent and hopefully make it all the way to the NCAA Championship game.  Millions of Football Fans prepare to cheer for their home town school.  Coaches all across the country will be motivating their team towards a championship. Cheerleaders will lead the fans in cheers and encourage the players to continue to give their best.  The band and the Pom Pom Girls will lead the stadium as they sing the teams fight song and the School Mascot will help promote school spirit.  

There are so many things we can learn from Football that we can use each and every day of our lives.

1. Optimism - A positive attitude helps us take on challenges and helps us believe we can succeed.  The football team has to be positive and believe that they can win games.  We too should believe in ourselves and believe in others so that we can spread smiles and help encourage people everywhere we go.  


2.  Motivation -  Just like the coach of a football team, it is important to help motivate people through life.  Sometimes it feels like a mountain we have to climb just to get through the day. Many people are dealing with hard times and may need a pep talk to help stimulate them and inspire them towards greatness.  

3.  Leadership - Just like the quarterback on the team, we must be good leaders and set good examples. If the quarterback does not model the way in the huddle, the team will not have confidence that he knows what he is talking about.  Become the person other people want to follow and Just be Awesome!


4.  Teamwork-  Together Everyone Achieves More!  A football team must form a cohesive bond as a group all performing together to achieve the goal of scoring touchdowns.  In life, we are all on the same team and should work together to help and support our family, friends, and anyone we meet because alone we can do so little but together we can do so much.  Teamwork makes the dream work!  


5.  Perseverance  -  What would happen if the football players gave up after their first loss?  We should never give up and be hopeful that we can continue to get better in our relationships, friendships, jobs, etc.  Facing obstacles can be discouraging but we must move on and continue striving for achievement of our goals.  


6.  Recognition -  It is so very important to encourage each other and celebrate wins!  Just like the football team celebrates winning the big game, we should also celebrate wins that occur in our or other people's lives no matter how big or how small they are.  Recognition of a job well done is what helps encourage us to keep going!
 




Holiday Headquarters hopes that you enjoy watching the Boys of Fall and kickoff the Football season with the determination to score many touchdowns both on the field and off the field!


      

The Boys of Fall
by Kenny Chesney

When I feel that chill, smell that fresh cut grass
I'm back in my helmet, cleats, and shoulder pads
Standing in the huddle, listening to the call
Fans going crazy for the boys of fall

They didn't let just anybody in that club
Took every ounce of heart and sweat and blood
To get to wear those game-day jerseys down the hall
The kings of the school, man, we're the boys of fall

Well it's turn to face the stars and stripes
It's fighting back them butterflies
It's call it in the air, alright
Yes sir, we want the ball
And it's knocking heads and talking trash
It's slinging mud and dirt and grass

It's I got your number, I got your back
When your back's against the wall
you mess with one man, you got us all
The Boys of Fall

In little towns like mine, that's all they've got
Newspaper clippings fill the coffee shops
The old men will always think they know it all
Young girls will dream about the boys of fall

Well it's turn and face the stars and stripes
It's fighting back them butterflies
it's call it in the air, alright
Yes sir, we want the ball

And it's knocking heads and talking trash
It's slinging mud and dirt and grass
It's I got your number, I got your back
When your back's against the wall
You mess with one man, you got us all
The boys of fall

Well it's turn and face the stars and stripes
It's fighting back them butterflies
it's call it in the air, alright
Yes sir, we want the ball

And it's knocking heads and talking trash
It's slinging mud and dirt and grass
It's I got your number, I got your back
When your back's against the wall
You mess with one man, you got us all
The Boys of Fall

The Boys of Fall
The Boys of Fall

Back to School

Kids are headed back to school  and ready to embrace another year of learning to read and write. We are taught at an early age to dress for success.  Each year tons of children get new school clothes to help them look their best and feel good about school.  New school supplies teach the child to be prepared and ready to get the job done.  Their new clothes and school supplies will help give them the confidence to meet their new teachers and find new friends.  They will also help give them the courage to take on the challenges of gaining knowledge year after year.  

Learning is a life-long process and doesn't just happen at school.  It is extremely important for parents to love their children and teach them about love.  Encourage your child to help other students and show appreciation for their teachers on a regular basis.  In order for a child to show love towards others, they must learn what love is and how love feels.   The beginning of the school year is a perfect time to teach your child about love because a person needs to embrace love to be willing to learn.  Teach your child to love their friends and teachers. Teach them to smile and laugh and have a positive outlook on life in order to inspire them towards greatness and be all that they can be.  Reward your child for good grades and their random acts of kindness throughout the school year. This will encourage them to continue the behavior and learn to love and spread love to everyone they meet. 

Take some words from Kid President and just Be Awesome!




Laughing all the way to the Riverbank


"It ain't like we really need a million dollar yacht cause we got an inner tube.  ..... We're laughing all the way to the riverbank. "  Summer is almost over but don't worry. Like Brad Paisley says, if you got an inner tube and a trailer hitch you can hit the Water for a little fun before it is time to end vacation or go back to work.  Take a little time to enjoy the sunshine before it is too late.  



Makin' Waves and Catchin' Rays


"Makin' waves and catchin' rays up on the roof!  On the Pontoon"
Looking for a fun way to spend the summer? Whether it is a Pontoon for floating down the river or a speed boat to fly down the lake with someone water skiing or wake boarding off the back, a boat is a perfect way to have some fun in the sun.    


Gonna be Another Flip Flop Summer


"Gonna be another Flip Flop Summer!" Summertime is the perfect time to kick off your shoes and slip on a new pair of flip flops.  Whether you are headed to the beach or out for a day of shopping or even just hanging at home,a pair of flip flops are perfect to let your feet breathe and help you stay cool this summer

Just Chillin'


"Just Chillin'! Beatin' the heat living, Soakin up every minute!" 
Does that sound like a great idea?
Are you ready to hit the Lake or River this summer?  If so, then one of these party rafts is the perfect way to kick back and relax! Whether you are spending the day floating down the lazy river or hanging out on the lake, one of these inflatable rafts is a great way to spend a summer day with friends.  



Summertime Vacations


Summertime is the perfect time to get away from the hectic day to day activities and take some time for yourself to kick back and relax.  Time to enjoy some new scenery and get some well deserved rest. Whether you travel to the Grand Cayman Islands in the Bahamas, enjoy a Cruise or take a trip to Disney World with the family, you are sure to have a great time this summer.  Holiday Headquarters has just what you need to get your reservations made so you can start planning your trip right away!



Star Spangled Specials


The Fourth of July is right around the corner, but don't you worry because Holiday Headquarters has just want to need to make sure that you will be stylin' in your Patriotic outfit.  Whether it is a cool pair of Star Spangled board shorts for the trip to the lake or a new stars and stripes T-shirt to wear and show off your American spirit while watching the fireworks!  Holiday Headquarters will having you singing "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy, A Yankee Doodle do or die, A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam's, Born on the Fourth of July!"