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Today’s Quote: “If you only read what everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” — Haruki Murakami

Today’s Word: Peevish adj. Easily irritated, particularly by unimportant things. “He was peevish around smokers.”

Random Thought: Have you noticed that the phrase, “That being said” has taken the place of the old standby conjunction, “but” and that is way overused. That being said, it does sound better than, but it is way overused…

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Today’s Quote: “The only person who cannot be helped is that person who blames others.” – Carl Rogers

Today’s Word: Doleful adj Expressing sorrow; mournful. “A doleful look.” Causing misfortune or grief. “Doleful consequences.”

Random Thought: I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it…

Today’s Quote: “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”– Napoleon Hill

Today’s Word: Autonomous adj. 1. Independent in mind or judgment; self-directed. 2. Not controlled by others or by outside forces; independent: “The business divisions operate autonomously.”

Random Thought: Have you ever noticed that junk is something you keep for years…then throw out a week before you need it…

Today’s Quote: “The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

Today’s Word: Pragmatic adj. More concerned with practical results than with theories and principles. “The CEO used a pragmatic approach to making his business a success.”

Random Thought: Why do medications never have any good side effects? Just once I’d like to read a medicine bottle that says, “May cause moments of brilliance”…

Today’s Quote: “Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Albert Einstein

Today’s Word: Assertive adj. 1.Inclined to bold or confident assertion; aggressively self-assured. “She is an assertive businesswoman.”

Random Thought: Ever notice that the more you trust your own decisions the less you need others to trust them…

Today’s Quote: “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” – Corrie Ten Boom

Today’s Word: Accolade n. An expression of praise or admiration. An award or privilege granted; an acknowledgment of merit. “The scientist was given many accolades for his research.”

Random Thought: It’s that time of year when the shortest distance between two points is always under construction…

Today’s Quote: “You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.” – Michael Johnson

Today’s Word: Benevolent adj. 1. Charitable: performing good or charitable acts and not seeking to make a profit. 2. Characterized by or suggestive of doing good; showing kindness or goodwill.

Random Thought: I am currently reading The Pioneers by David McCullough and came across this interesting motto by a pioneer woman: “Count the day lost at which the setting sun sees at its close no worthy action done.”…. what a great motto to live by.