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Today’s Quote: “When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.” – Unknown

Today’s Word: Taciturn adj. Reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little. “Today the normally taciturn man would not stop talking.”

Random Thought: For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism…

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Today’s Quote: “Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold – but so does a hard-boiled egg.” – Unknown

Today’s Word: Austerity n. (1) Sternness or severity of manner or attitude. (2) Extreme plainness and simplicity of style or appearance.

Random Thought: Why isn’t “palindrome” spelled the same way backwards?

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Today’s Quote: “If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done.” – John Lubbock

Today’s Word: Pejorative adj. Expressing contempt or disapproval. Disparaging; belittling. “He used pejorative overtones in his speech.”

Random Thought:  Walt Disney once said: “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”…so true.

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Today’s Quote: “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy

Today’s Word: Feckless adj. 1. Careless and irresponsible. “The kids were feckless during spring break.” 2. Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective – unlikely to be successful. “It was a feckless attempt to make the company a success.”

Random Thought: Passwords have now become almost impossible to construct: “Sorry your password must contain a capital letter, two numbers, a symbol, an inspiring message, a spell, and a gang sign…”

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Today’s Quote: “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” – Napoleon Hill

Today’s Word: Visceral adj. 1. Instinctual: proceeding from instinct rather than from reasoned thinking or intellect. “A visceral business decision.” 2. Emotional: characterized by or showing crude or elemental emotions.

Random Thought: We live in a world where approximate knowledge has become an acceptable norm…

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Today’s Quote: “Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.” – Charles Reade

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: I have always tried to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days seem to attack me at once…

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Today’s Quote: “The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” – Epictetus

Today’s Word: Copious adj. Large in quantity; abundant. Abounding in matter, thoughts, or words; wordy. “He took copious notes during the business meeting.”

Random Thought: If somebody vanished without a trace, how do people know they are missing?

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