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Today’s Quote: “Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”– Oliver Goldsmith

Today’s Word: Anecdotal adj. Based on casual observations or indications rather than rigorous or scientific analysis: “There is anecdotal evidence that the stock will soon double in price.”

Random Thought: The older I get the more I appreciate being home doing nothing…

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Today’s Quote: “Every great film should seem new every time you see it.”
– Roger Ebert

Today’s Word: Bloviate – To speak or write at length in a pompous or boastful manner.

Random Thought: Sunglasses allow you to stare at people without getting caught; it’s like Facebook in real life…

Today’s Quote: “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – John Wooden

Today’s Quote: Amorphous adj. Without a clearly defined shape or form. Vague; ill-organized; unclassifiable. “The amorphous package caused alarm to many people in the terminal.”

Random Thought: My New Year’s resolution again is to be more positive and less sarcastic…Like I won’t screw that up right away!

Acts of Kindness:

Some politicians believe they are the ones who are making America Great.  However, it is the American People who have made American Great and continue to do so each and every day.  Here is just one example the I recently encountered:

Last month, administrators at Billy Earl Dade Middle School in Dallas, Texas hosted its first “Breakfast with Dads,” a mentorship program geared toward its male students.

According to Dallas News, the school’s principal Tracie Washington “wanted her students to have a large group of positive male role models for the event. Mentorship, she said, is not an easy thing for a young student to ask for, but about 150 students requested a mentor.”

However, the school’s major concern was that there was not going to be enough mentors for the young male students.

“We were asked to help get some extra guys to stand in as surrogate fathers and mentors for the kids whose dads couldn’t make it or don’t have a dad in their life,” Dade SBDM Board President Donald Parish said.

As a result, the school put out a request on its Facebook page for 50 volunteer fathers to participate in the event, but they did expect what happened next. Nearly 600 men from all different walks of life and careers answered the call. From men in the military to public officials, to community organizers, to law enforcement, such as Jason Rodriguez, the Dallas Assistant Chief of Police.

My goal for 2018 is to share as many of these stories with you as I encounter or experience…

Today’s Quote:”Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is 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: Most days I feel like a Cheerio in a world full of Fruit Loops…

Today’s Quote: “Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.”
– Roy M. Goodman

Today’s Word: Patronize v. Treat with an apparent kindness that betrays a feeling of superiority. “She detests being patronized.” Frequent an establishment as a customer. “He always patronizes the same restaurant.”

Random Thought: So, why is there an upcharge to substitute sweet potato fries or onion rings for regular fries… do they have to retrain the cook?

Today’s Quote: “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”— Mother Teresa

Today’s Word: Efficacy n. The ability to produce a desired or intended result. “The efficacy of the new marketing plan has not been proven.”

Random Thought: Sometimes I really amaze myself; other times I can’t remember what day it is…