Archive for October, 2019

Today’s Quote: “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”– Lewis Carroll

Today’s Word: Recondite adj. (of a subject or knowledge) Little known, obscure, abstruse. “Recondite information.”

Random Thought: I recently realized that every time I check my pockets for my wallet, keys, and phone, I do 25% of the macarena…

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Today’s Quote: “Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.” – Thomas Paine

Today’s Word: Pontificate v. To speak or behave in a pompous or dogmatic manner. “He pontificates at great length in political matters.”

Random Thought: It’s a sad state of affairs when having real ingredients in food products is a selling point…

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Today’s Quote: “Every morning when I wake up, I dedicate myself to helping others to find peace of mind. Then, when I meet people, I think of them as long term friends; I don’t regard others as strangers.” – Dalai Lama

Today’s Word: Slavish adj. Showing no originality; blindly imitative: “A slavish copy of the original work.”

Random Thought: The technology that we consider so mind-boggling today, will probably be obsolete 20 years from now…

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Today’s Quote: “Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” – John F. Kennedy

Today’s Word: Dubious adj. Hesitating or doubting. Not to be relied upon; suspect. “We seemed dubious about his ideas.”

Random Thought: I’ve pretty much given up on trying to change the world, so now I’m working on changing myself… at this point I’m not sure which is more difficult…

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Today’s Quote: “The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

Today’s Word: Obstreperous, resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly. Noisy, clamorous, or boisterous: He was an obstreperous politician.

Random Thought: It seems some leaders lead with their hearts, and some with their minds; while great leaders lead with both…

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Today’s Quote: “…  being a strong man includes being kind. That there is nothing weak about kindness and compassion. There is nothing weak about looking out for others. There is nothing weak about being honorable. You are not a sucker to have integrity and to treat others with respect. ” – Barack Obama’s Eulogy for Elijah Cummings

Today’s Word: Gravitas n. Dignity, seriousness, or solemnity in manner. “He has the necessary gravitas to lead the country.”

Random Thought: Integrity is more than just being honest. Integrity also means consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes…

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Today’s Quote: “Character is what emerges from all the little things you were too busy to do yesterday, but did anyway.” – Mignon McLaughlin

Today’s word: Euphemism n. A mild, inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is often considered harsh or offensive. “To pass away” is a euphemism for “to die.”

Random Thought: I’m pretty sure that most people enjoy witnessing our good deeds as opposed to hearing about them…

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Today’s Quote: “I think books are like people, in the sense that they’ll turn up in your life when you most need them.”― Emma Thompson

Today’s Word: Dubious adj. Hesitating or doubting. Not to be relied upon; suspect. “He seemed dubious about the idea.

Random Thought: I use to think that growing older would take longer…

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Today’s Quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead

Today’s Word: Docile adj. Submissive. Ready to accept control or instruction. “The dog was very docile around children.”

Random Thought: Old age is when you have something on the ball but you are just too tired to bounce it…

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Today’s Quote: “Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.” – Lao Tzu

Today’s Word: Placate (pla·cate) verb To appease or pacify; make (someone) less angry or hostile. “The customer service representative tried to placate the dissatisfied customer.”

Random Thought: If everywhere you go there is a problem…guess what?

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