Archive for December, 2015

Today’s Quote: “Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.” -Thomas Henry Huxley

Today’s Word: Rapacious (ra·pa·cious) Adj Aggressively greedy or ravenous; plundering: “A rapacious salesman.”

Random Thought: Remember you don’t need a certain number of Facebook friends, just a number of friends you can be certain of…

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Today’s Quote: “It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” – Mark Twain

Today’s Word: Boorish adj. Resembling or characteristic of a boor; rude and clumsy in behavior. “His boorish behavior was unacceptable to the directors.”

Random Thought: A little known diet tip: If you eat it in the car before you get it home, it never existed…

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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: “The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.”
– Dr. Joyce Brothers

Today’s Word: Portent n. A sign or warning that something significant is likely to happen. “an occurrence of crucial portent.”

Random Thought: Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average… which means, I have met my New Year’s resolution for this year.

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Today’s Quote: “Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is “timing” it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way.”
— Fulton J. Sheen

Today’s Word: Virulent adj. Extremely severe or harmful in its effects. Bitterly hostile or antagonistic; hateful. “Virulent criticism.”

Random Thought: Has anyone else noticed that most video store locations in shopping centers have been converted to mini fitness centers or Zumba rooms?

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Today ’s Quote: “The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.” – Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Today’s Word: irascible adj. Characterized by or arising from anger. (of a person) Easily made angry. “He was always irascible and quick to get into a fight.”

Random Thought: Am I the only one who immediately goes back and reads an email right after I hit send?

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My Quote, Word and Random Thought are all combined today:

“Charlie Brown: Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?!

Linus: Sure Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. Lights please. “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo the angel of the Lord came down upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and goodwill towards men.” That’s what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown.”


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Today’s Quote: “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” – Oprah Winfrey

Today’s Word: Ignoble adj. Not honorable in character or purpose; shameful. “An ignoble act.”

Random Thought: The sentence, “I need to talk to you” has the power to make you remember every bad thing you’ve ever done in your life…

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Today’s Quote:”Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” – Dale Carnegie

Today’s Word: Prescient; Prescience adj. Having or showing knowledge of events before they take place; foresight. “You should be prescient about choosing your employer.”

Random Thought: I have learned not to worry about what people might think because most people don’t think…

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Today’s Quote: “Our patience will achieve more than our force.” – Edmund Burke

Today’s Word: Surreal adj. Having the disorienting quality of a dream; unreal; fantastic. “There was something surreal about the diving accident.”

Random Thought:  Sometimes I just want to say, “I don’t want you to think like me, I just want you to think.”

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