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Today’s Quote: “Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.”
– Stephen Hawking

Today’s Word: Gratuitous adj. 1. Given or granted without return or recompense; unearned. 2. Unnecessary or unwarranted; unjustified: A gratuitous remark.

Random Thought: At my age everything reminds me of something else…

Today’s Quote: “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”
– Tony Robbins

Today’s Word: Aplomb n. Self-confident assurance, skill, and poise – especially in difficult or challenging circumstances.

Random Thought: So, if the #2 pencil is the most popular, why is it still #2?

Today’s Quote: “Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

Today’s Word: Secular adj. 1. Worldly rather than spiritual. 2. Not specifically relating to religion or to a religious body. “A secular book.”

Random Thought: I always try to cheer myself up by singing when I get sad. Unfortunately, my voice is worse than my problems…

Today’s Quote: “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” – Lao Tzu

Today’s Word: Arduous adj. 1. Demanding great effort or labor; difficult. “An arduous undertaking.” 2. Testing severely the powers of endurance; strenuous. “A long and arduous process.”

Random Thought:  You may not be as cool as you think if 3 out of 4 of your friends could be guest cast members on the Big Bang Theory…

Today’s Quote: “It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.” – Elizabeth Kenny

Today’s Word: Arduous adj. 1. Demanding great effort or labor; difficult. “An arduousundertaking.” 2. Testing severely the powers of endurance; strenuous. “A long, arduous, and exhausting war.”

Random Thought: It appears that the real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment…

Today’s Quote: “Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.” – Wayne Dyer

Today’s Word: Oxymoron n.pl. A phrase in which two words of contradictory meaning are used together for special effect, for example, “wise fool” or “to make haste slowly.”

Random Thought: Running away doesn’t help you with your problems… unless you’re overweight…

Today’s Quote: “Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” – Aristotle

Today’s Word: Pervicacious adj. Stubborn, extremely willful, obstinate. “He became quite pervicacious in his old age.”

Random Thought: I named our TV remote Waldo, for obvious reasons…

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