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Archive for July, 2016

Today’s Quote: “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson

Today’s Word:  Brusque adj. Abrupt and curt in manner or speech; discourteously blunt. “Her boss gave a brusque reply.”

Random Thought: Sometimes I think that common sense is not a gift but a punishment, because we have to deal with everyone who doesn’t have it…

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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: If you really want to be depressed, weigh yourself in grams…

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Today’s Quote: “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”– William Feather

Today’s Word:  Didactic adj. (1) Intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive. (2) In the manner of a teacher, particularly so as to treat someone in a patronizing way. “The didactic speech influenced the weaker members of the audience.”

Random Thought: What we see mainly depends on what we look for…

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Today’s Quote: “You can do anything, but not everything.”– David Allen

Today’s Word: Cornucopia n. A large amount of something; a great supply, an abundance: “A cornucopia of employment opportunities.”

Random Thought: If all the world’s a stage . . . I seemed to have missed the rehearsal.

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Today’s Quote: “I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.” -Carl Sandburg

Today’s Word: Pernicious (per·ni·cious) adj Having a harmful effect, particularly in a gradual or subtle way. “The hostile takeover will have a pernicious effect on the business.”

Random Thought: Isn’t “Constructive Criticism” kind of an oxymoron?

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Today’s Quote: “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”– Henry Ford

Today’s Word:Phalanx n. A group of people or things of a similar type forming a compact body or brought together for a common purpose. “A phalanx of lawyers took charge of the case.”

Random Thought: Okay, it’s July, in Michigan, it gets hot, and humid…someone inform the local media that this is not “Breaking News”!

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Today’s Quote: “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

Today’s Word: Indolent; Indolence n. Having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful, lazy: “an indolent person.”

Random Thought: Do you ever find yourself eating a snack while looking for a better snack?

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Today’s Quote: “I’d rather live with a good question than a bad answer.”
– Aryeh Frimer

Today’s Word: Circuitous adj. Being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course: “He took a circuitous route to avoid traffic.”

Random Thought: How many times have you plugged into a USB port the correct way on the first try?

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Today’s Quote: “Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”
– Benjamin Franklin

Today’s Word: Redact(ed) tr.v. Edit something: to edit, revise, or delete content in preparation for publication. “The documents were redacted so personal information wasn’t released to the public.”

Random Thought: I am so thankful that I had a childhood before technology took over…

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Today ’s Quote: “You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.” — Ethel Barrymore

Today’s Word: Labyrinth n. A complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze. “Exploring the labyrinth of waterways.” An intricate and confusing arrangement.

Random Thought: Ever notice how quickly we can point out unethical behavior in others, but can rationalize our own ?

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