Motivational Quote/Word/Song/Videos of the Day- 16 Sep 2008


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY

“If things are not going well with you, begin your effort at correcting the situation by carefully examining the service you are rendering, and especially the spirit in which you are rendering it.”  -Roger Babson 1875-1967, Statistician and Columnist

TED NICHOLAS- HOW VALUABLE IS YOUR SERVICE TO OTHERS  *******Whatever you put out into the universe is what you will get back.  If you’re attacking others or just not treating them well, you will not be treated well and will constantly be on the defense.  As Ted says in the video, you won’t always receive instant gratitude or gratification from your service to others, but it will come and positive feedback does wonders to nourish your spirit.*******

WORD OF THE DAY

LOUT• \LOUT\ • noun

: an awkward brutish person

Example Sentence:

Because the three louts behind him in the movie theater were being loud and obnoxious, Jonah decided to move to another seat.

Did you know?

“Lout” belongs to the large group of words we use to indicate an undesirable person, a boor, a bumpkin, a dolt, a clod. We’ve used “lout” in this way since the mid-1500s. As early as the 800s, however, “lout” functioned as a verb with the meaning “to bow in respect.” No one is quite sure how the verb sense developed into a noun meaning “a brutish person.” Perhaps the awkward posture of one bowing down led over time to the idea that the person was personally low and awkward as well.

NEANDERTHAL MAN  *******This is a very informative piece on the brutish Neanderthals.  Genetic research has been paramount in unraveling this mystery.*******

SONG OF THE DAY

ROBIN THICKE- MAGIC  *******Oh Mr. Robin Thicke!  I saw him live last year and was COMPLETELY blown away!  He is such a born performer.  It looked like he was completely comfortable on stage and wasn’t in his head at all.  He connected to the audience and rocked it from the very second he walked onto the stage to the second he walked off.  He left us wanting so much more and that’s the key to being a great performer.*******

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