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  • Mother Shyra 14:34 on 24 October 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: big, , fool's errand, impact, j.d. salinger, , , , nightingale-conant, she will be loved, small things, , thought of the day, ,   

    Motivational Quote/Word/Thought/Song/Video of the Day- 24 Oct 2011 


    MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY

    “Small things, done consistently, in strategic places, create major impact. What are [your] top ‘small things’ right now?”

    — David Allen: Nightingale-Conant author & productivity consultant

    ********I have a bit of an idea of the ‘small things’ I can do to eventually create an impact.  At first glance, it appeared to be a big deal, but now I see it is not.  Remember, even small pebbles make waves when tossed into water.*******

    WORD OF THE DAY

    fool’s errand

    PRONUNCIATION:
    (foolz ER-uhnd) 
    MEANING:
    noun: An absurd or futile undertaking.
    ETYMOLOGY:
    From English fool, from Latin follis (windbag, fool) + errand, from Old English aerende (message, mission). Earliest documented use: 1705.
    USAGE:
    “Richard Sloan adds that even attempting to find a scientific basis for a link between prayer and healing is a fool’s errand.”
    Tyrone M. Reyes; The Power of Prayer; The Philippine Star (Manila); Mar 30, 2010.

    Explore “fool’s errand” in the Visual Thesaurus. 

    A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

    I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. -J.D. Salinger, writer (1919-2010) 

    SONG OF THE DAY

    MAROON 5 – SHE WILL BE LOVED


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  • Mother Shyra 10:58 on 21 October 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , eyes, fbi agent, i do, i do wedding show, joe navarro, looking, , , , , remonstrate, see, , , stop, , vows, , wedding, , , ,   

    Motivational Quote/Word/Song/Video of the Day- 21 Oct 2011 


    MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY

    “The problem is that most people spend their lives looking… but not truly seeing.”

    Joe Navarro: author, ex-FBI agent and body language expert

    *******Stop looking for what you need and want.  More than likely it’s been right in front of you all along.*******

     

    WORD OF THE DAY

    remonstrate

    PRONUNCIATION:

    (ri-MON-strayt, REM-uhn-)

    MEANING:

    verb intr.: To reason or plead in protest.

    ETYMOLOGY:

    From Latin remonstrare (to exhibit, demonstrate), from re- + monstrare (to show). Ultimately from the Indo-European root men- (to think), which is the source of mind, mnemonic, mosaic, music, mentor, money, mandarin, and mantra. Earliest documented use: 1601.

    USAGE:

    “Ricky Ponting felt the need to remonstrate with the vigour of an innocent man sentenced to the electric chair.”
    Andrew Webster; Captain on His Knees as Tourists Gloat; The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia); Dec 28, 2010.

    Explore “remonstrate” in the Visual Thesaurus.

    A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

    Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. -Thomas Jefferson, third US president, architect and author (1743-1826) -Wordsmith.org

     

    SONG/VIDEO OF THE DAY

    COLBIE CAILLAT – I DO

     

    *******I’ve been a fan of Colbie’s since she was a Youtube sensation.  I love her voice.  I’m going to the “I Do” Wedding Show on Sunday and I’m looking forward to having some fun!!!  Here’s a link if you’d like to come.  https://www.facebook.com/rick.pink#!/event.php?eid=199382866794638*******

     
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
  • Mother Shyra 14:01 on 20 October 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , tawdry, , , without you, ,   

    Motivational Quote/Word/Song/Video of the Day- 20 Oct 2011 


    MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OF DAY

    “Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.”

    — Brian Tracy: Author, speaker, and consultant

     

    WORD OF THE DAY

    tawdry

    \TAW-dree\ , adjective;

     
    1.
    Gaudy, showy and cheap.
    2.
    Low or mean; base: tawdry motives.

    noun:

    1.
    Cheap, gaudy apparel.
     
    Quotes:
    It was all worn off now: cheap as Coney Island, tawdry, tarnished as the last year’s trappings of a circus, bedraggled, shabby as a harlot’s painted face at noon.
    — Thomas Wolfe, Of Time and The River
    She knew it was a tawdry, a squalid freedom, tawdry as the pink geraniums and squalid as the awful and inevitable bridge and poker parties.
    — D.H. Lawrence, The First Lady Chatterly
    Origin:
    Tawdry was originally short for (Sain)t Audrey lace, which was a kind of neck lace bought at St. Audrey’s Fair in Ely, England named after St. Audrey, Northumbrian queen and patron saint of Ely, who, according to tradition, died of a throat tumor which she considered just punishment of her youthful liking for neck laces.
    POWERED BY 4INFO
     
     
    SONG/VIDEO OF THE DAY
     
     DAVID GUETTA FEAT USHER-WITHOUT YOU
     
     
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