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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: “The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself.” – Garth Brooks

Today’s Word: Incessant adj. Continuing without pause or interruption. “The incessant noise kept him awake.”

Random Thought: You know that awesome feeling when you finally understand a math problem? …Me neither…

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Today’s Quote: “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is a success.” – Henry Ford

Today’s Word: Discern; Discerning v. Perceive or recognize (something). Distinguish (someone or something) with difficulty by sight or with the other senses. “Discern who is telling the truth.”

Random Thought: We are beginning the second week of the new year, that means we only have several more weeks of being bombarded with TV ads from fitness centers and weight loss programs…

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Today’s Quote:”Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.” – Ronald Reagan

Today’s Word: Audacious; Audacity adj. Showing a willingness to take risks. “An audacious attack on the company.” Showing an impudent lack of respect. “An audacious move.”

Random Thought: I’ve concluded that by the time I’m wise enough to watch my step, I’ll be too old to go anywhere…

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Today’s Quote: “Old age is a special problem for me because I’ve never been able to shed the mental image I have of myself – a lad of about 19.” – E. B. White

Today’s Word: Caprice n. A sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior.

Random Thought: I wish everything was as easy as gaining weight…

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Today’s Quote: “My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition. ” – Indira Gandhi

Today’s Word: Ostensible adj. Stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so. Being such in appearance, plausible rather than demonstrably true or real. “The ostensible purpose of the trip was for business.”

Random Thought: Why does Jello have a smell when you add the powder in the water, but when it “gels” the smell is gone?

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Today’s Quote: “You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.”
– Charles F. Kettering

Today’s Word: Homogeneous adj. 1. Uniform in structure or composition. 2. Of the same or similar nature or kind: “The corporation maintains tight-knit, homogeneous board members.”

Random Thought: So why does “fat chance” and “slim chance” mean the same thing?

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