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Archive for January, 2019

Today’s Quote: “The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

Today’s Word: Pragmatic adj. More concerned with practical results than with theories and principles. “The CEO used a pragmatic approach to making his business a success.”

Random Thought: The only problem with being retired is you never get a day off…

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Today’s Quote: “A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Today’s Word: Truncate tr.v. 1. To shorten or cut off. 2. To shorten (a number) by dropping one or more digits after the decimal point.

Random Thought: Seriously, how old would you act, if you didn’t know how old you really were?

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Today’s Quote: “Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.”- Confucius

Today’s Word: Evocative; Evocate adj. Bringing strong memories, images, or feelings to mind.

Random Thought: There needs to be a name for the moment that you think you’ve found a parking space and it turns out to be occupied by a small car…

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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: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

Today’s Word: Innocuous adj. 1. Having no adverse effect; harmless. 2. Not likely to offend or provoke to strong emotion; insipid. “The innocuous-looking e-mail actually contained a virus.”

Random Thought: We all have some sort of standards we live by, and then there are people who feel the are always right because they have double standards…

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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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