B. Open Impromptu Event Prompts

Round 1 - 10:00

  1. Speaker 1

    1. “Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.” —Jonathan Lockwood Huie

    2. “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

    3.  The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. – Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace.

  2. Speaker 2

    1. “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” —Oprah Winfrey

    2.“You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

    3.  Time is money. – Benjamin Franklin.

  3. Speaker 3

    1. “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” —Robin Sharma

    2. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” ― Mother Theresa

    3.  Time waits for no one. – Folklore.

  4. Speaker 4

    1. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

    2. “The past is always tense, the future perfect.” ― Zadie Smith

    3.  Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. – William Shakespeare.

  5. Speaker 5

    1. “The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.” ―Josiyah Martin

    2. “Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.” ― Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

    3.  Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. – Theophrastus.

  6. Speaker 6

    1. “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” —J.P. Morgan

    2. “The past beats inside me like a second heart.”― John Banville, The Sea

    3. The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. – Stephen R. Covey.

  7. Speaker 7

    1. “New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” —Alex Morritt

    2. “The past is never dead. It's not even past.” ― William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun

    3. The trouble is, you think you have time. Jack Kornfield

Round 2 - 1:00

  1. Speaker 1

    1. "But feelings can't be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem." --Anne Frank

    2. “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” --Paul Boose

    3. “The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” —Dr. Seuss

  2. Speaker 2

    1. "I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them."

    --Oscar Wilde

    2. “We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.”

    Sir. Francis Bacon

    3. “Education is one thing no one can take away from you.” —Elin Nordegren

  3. Speaker 3

    1. "Those that will not hear must be made to feel." --German proverb

    2. “Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.” --Oscar Wilde

    3. “Education is the key that unlocks the golden door to freedom.” —George Washington Carver

  4. Speaker 4

    1. "One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too."

    --Friedrich Nietzsche

    2. “Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.” --Anne Lamott

    3. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” —Maimonides

  5. Speaker 5

    1. "Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions." --Albert Einstein

    2. “Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.” -- Emma Goldman

    3. “Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” —Malcolm Forbes

  6. Speaker 6

    1. "Apologizing doesn't always mean you're wrong and the other person is right. It means you value your relationship more than your ego." --Anonymous

    2. “Let us forgive each other – only then will we live in peace.” -- Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

    3. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” —Albert Einstein

  7. Speaker 7

    1. "Happiness depends upon ourselves." --Aristotle

    2. “Forgiveness is a sign that the person who has wronged you means more to you than the wrong they have dealt.”

    Ben Greenhalgh

    3. “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” —John Dewey

Final Rd - 3:45

  1. Speaker 1

    1. “We’re more than a team; we’re a family.” -- KING RICHARD

    2. My bad habits lead to you. --Ed Sheeran

    3. "I do love a locker room. It smells like potential." --Ted Lasso

  2. Speaker 2

    1. “We must protect our family, our encanto. We cannot lose our home.” --ENCANTO

    2. Now we have a choice. 'Cause I have a voice --Alicia Keys & Brandi Carlile 

    3. “It is better to be patient and get what you desire in the right time, than have high office thrust upon you when you are not ready.” — King George VI, The Crown, Season 1


  3. Speaker 3

    1. “I want my family with me. I want you.” --BELFAST

    2. 'Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your street --Olivia Rodrigo

    3. "Chess Isn't Always Competitive. Chess Can Also Be Beautiful.", Beth Harmon, The Queens Gambit


  4. Speaker 4

    1. “Tonight is about family.” --WEST SIDE STORY

    2. I'ma always fight for you. For you, you, you, fight for you --H.E.R.

    3. “I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else.” --Dolly Parton

  5. Speaker 5

    1. “Before I knew it, ten years had passed, You could even say, we had made a home for ourselves, We were like a family.” -- CRUELLA

    2. When I'm away from you. I'm happier than ever --Billie Eilish

    3. “News is not a game show. You don't win a car if you happen to be right.”-- John Oliver

  6. Speaker 6

    1. “When my father passed, I wanted nothing more than my mother’s happiness.” --THE POWER OF THE DOG

    2. I'ma leave the door open --Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, and Silk Sonic

    3. “When people say, ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,’ it’s not true, because you can reinvent yourself and learn new things whenever you want.” - Jonathan Van Ness.


  7. Speaker 7

    1. “My ambition is to live in a home ... With a family and dinnertime.” -- BEING THE RICARDOS

    2. It wasn't right. But it was right on time --Brandi Carlile

    3. "I'm Here Because You Need Me To Be Here. That's What Family Does." --Jolene, The Queens Gambit