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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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Today’s Quote: “Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” — Ralph Marston

Today’s Word: Thanksgiving – 1.the expression of gratitude, esp. to God. “he offered prayers in thanksgiving for his safe arrival” 2.(in North America) an annual national holiday marked by religious observances and a traditional meal including turkey. The holiday commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621, and is held in the US on the fourth Thursday in November.A similar holiday is held in Canada, usually on the second Monday in October.

Random Thought: Seriously, I can’t think of one Christmas gift purchase or shopping experience that can’t wait until tomorrow… Maybe next year we will all just tweet Thanksgiving and go directly shopping…

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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:”I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

Today’s Word: Profligate Adj. Recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources. A profligate lifestyle resulted in his bankruptcy.”

Random Thought: One of the reasons Americans might be overweight: fast-food burgers are $1.00 and salads are $4.99…

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