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Archive for January, 2014

Today’s Quote: “Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” – Jane Smiley

Today’s Word: Gourmand n. A person who enjoys eating and often eats too much; gluttonous. A connoisseur of good food. “The traveling gourmand seldom passed up a restaurant.”

Random Thought:  Have you ever noticed that people are never too busy to stop to tell you how busy they are?

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Today’s Quote: “To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.” – Eva Young

Today’s Word: Melancholy n. A deep, pensive, and long-lasting sadness. adj. Sad, gloomy, or depressed. “She was in a melancholy mood.”

Random Thought: I’ve come to the conclusion that dryer lint might possibly be the cremated remains of missing socks…

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Today’s Quote: “If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.” – Thomas A.Edison

Today’s Word:  Disparate adj. Essentially different in kind; not allowing comparison. markedly distinct in quality or character. “He is a strong leader capable of managing a disparate team to achieve their goals.”

Random Thought: I’ve come to the conclusion that coffee is my favorite coworker…

 

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Today’s Quote: “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” — Harvey Fierstein

Today’s Word: Demonstrative adj. Tending to show feelings, especially the open expression of emotion. “A demonstrative argument.”

Random Thought: I recently read, motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going…

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Today’s Quote: “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today’s Word: Atrophy n. A decrease in size or wasting away or progressive decline, as from disuse. “Misleading and infrequent reporting have facilitated the atrophy of self-sufficiency.”

Random Thought: Ever notice that people always want you to be just like them…

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Today’s Quote: “Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.” – George Eliot

Today’s Word: Bellicose adj. Hostile in manner or temperament. Demonstrating aggression or a willingness to fight. “His bellicose behavior concerned authorities.”

Random Thought: Sometimes I think speed limit signs on Michigan Interstates should read: Speed Limit 70 or 80, but don’t go 100!

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Today’s Quote:  “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” – William W. Purkey

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: I read and hear a lot about the youth of today having reading difficulties…from where I sit, it’s because most of them don’t read.

 

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