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Archive for January, 2017

Today’s Quote: “A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.” -Thomas Paine

Today’s Word: Peevish adj. Easily irritated, particularly by unimportant things.

Random Thought: I find it interesting that vetting only applies to certain groups of people but not politicians…

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Today’s Quote: “We must continue to prove to the world that we can provide a rising standard of living for all men without loss of civil rights or human dignity to any man.” – Robert Kennedy

Today’s Word: Brusque adj. Abrupt and curt in manner or speech; discourteously blunt.

Random Thought:  Most of us don’t understand ‘alternative facts’ because we don’t live in an ‘alternative universe’…

 

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Today’s Quote: “Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society.” – Thomas Paine

Today’s Word: Empathy; Empathetic adj. The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another.

Random Thought: I remember when it was common for our country to govern through “Common Sense”…

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Today’s Quote: “He who establishes his argument by noise and command, shows that his reason is weak.” – Michael de Montaigne

Today’s Word: Autonomous adj. 1. Independent in mind or judgment; self-directed. 2. Not controlled by others or by outside forces; independent.

Random Thought: If more of us were at peace with ourselves, there be a lot less noise in the world…

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Today’s Quote: “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino

Today’s Word: Verbose (ver·bose) adj. Using or containing a great and usually an excessive number of words; wordy. “She was too verbose in her narrative.”

Random Thought: I’ve come to the conclusion that it is hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere…

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Today’s Quote: “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.” – Olin Miller

Today’s Word: Masticate v. To chew (as in food). To reduce to pulp by crushing, grinding or kneading. “The patient was unwilling to masticate or swallow his food.”

Random Thought: How many times have you tried to figure out why something wasn’t working and then you realized you hadn’t turned it on?

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Today’s Quote: “The capacity for getting along with our neighbor depends to a large extent on the capacity for getting along with ourselves. The self-respecting individual will try to be as tolerant of his neighbor’s shortcomings as he is of his own.” – Eric Hoffer

Today’s Word: Mercurial adj. 1. Quick and changeable in temperament; volatile: “A mercurial temperament.”

Random Thought: If someone were to steal my identity, they would probably give back in less than 24 hours…

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Today’s Quote: “All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.” – Pope Paul VI

Today’s Word: Perspicacious (per·spi·ca·cious) adj Having strong insight into and understanding of things. “She showed perspicacious judgment.”

Random Thought: Why is it that rain drops but snow falls?

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Today’s Quote: “Life is half spent before we know what it is.” – George Herbert

Today’s Word: Mitigate v. (1) Make less severe, serious, or painful: “he wanted to mitigate the damages in court.” (2) Lessen the gravity of (an offense or mistake).

Random Thought: It sure would be great if we could all live in the present and learn from the past…

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Today’s Quote: “Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” – Aristotle

Today’s Word: Pervicacious adj. Stubborn, extremely willful, obstinate. “He became quite pervicacious in his old age.”

Random Thought: If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame…

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