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Archive for November, 2017

Today’s Quote: “A good man is not a perfect man; a good man is an honest man, faithful, and unhesitatingly responsive to the voice of God in his life.” – John Fischer
Today’s Word: Ingratiate tr.v. Bring oneself into favor or good graces of another, especially by deliberate effort. “She soon ingratiated herself with her new boss.”
Random Thought: Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?

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Today’s Quote: “Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.” – Victor Hugo

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

Random Thought: Ever notice that it is hard to say “No” without explaining yourself?

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Today ’s Quote: “Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.” – Spanish Proverb

Today’s Word: Ambivalent; Ambivalence adj. Having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone. “She has ambivalent feelings about the relationship.”

Random Thought: So when someone says, “What was I saying;” I’d love to respond, “Oh, you weren’t listening either?”

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Today’s Quote: “Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.” – Dalai Lama

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

Random Thought: I’ve noticed that old age seems to sneak up, but once it’s fully present, the effects are hardly subtle…

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Today’s Quote: “Tis’ better to live your own life imperfectly than to imitate someone else’s perfectly.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, from the book Eat, Pray, Love

Today’s Word: Penurious (pe·nu·ri·ous) adj Extremely poor; poverty-stricken; miserly. “The penurious family were forced from their home.”

Random Thought: I never make the same mistake twice…I make it five or six times, just to be sure…

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Today’s Quote: “Never let yesterday use up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

Today’s Word: Ingratiate tr.v. Bring oneself into favor or good graces of another, especially by deliberate effort. “She soon ingratiated herself with her new boss.”

Random Thought: Whoever came up with the advice to “just be yourself” didn’t know some of the people I know…

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Today’s Quote: “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving” – W. T. Purkiser

Today’s Word: Confluence n. The act or process of merging. A flowing together of two or more streams. “A fortunate confluence of factors led to his success.”

Random Thought: Reflections on Thanksgiving Day:  Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twenty minutes. Half-times take twenty minutes. This is not a coincidence…

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