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Archive for January, 2016

Today’s Quote: “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

Today’s Word: Epochal adj. 1. Highly significant or important; momentous: “Epochal decisions made by the president.” 2. Without parallel: “Epochal stupidity.”

Random Thought: Don’t you just love it when you hear, “your call is important to us”…. please enjoy the 40-minute flute solo!

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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: “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 wish they would stop referring to this as an “Arctic Blast”…I’m really not having a blast.

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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 get real nervous when I hear someone say, “I saw it in a cartoon, but I’m pretty sure I can do it…”

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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: I think my favorite part about this winter will be…when it’s over!

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Today’s Quote: “Change your thoughts and you change your
world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

Today’s Word: Luddite n. A person opposed to increased industrialization or new technology, and is often someone who is incompetent when using new technology. “He was a luddite that preferred his typewriter over a computer.”

Random Thought: Everyone always tries to avoid the hot seat, but wouldn’t it be kind of nice in this weather?

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Today’s Quote: “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” – Lao Tzu

Today’s Word: Placid (plac·id) adj. 1. Satisfied; complacent. 2. Undisturbed by tumult or disorder; calm or quiet.

Random Thought: One of the perks of being older is my joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service…

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