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Word Nerd: Alpenglow

Alpenglow is the rosy light of the setting or rising sun seen on high mountains. Alpenglow derives from a partial translation of the German Alpenglühen, which combines Alpen (Alps) and glühen (to glow). Alpenglow is also described as an optical phenomenon that appears as a horizontal reddish glow near the horizon opposite of the Sun… Continue reading Word Nerd: Alpenglow

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May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears Nelson Mandela quote Monday Mantra 210 via LaWhimsy
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Monday Mantra 210 – May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears

“May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears.” ~ Nelson Mandela Hope and Fear have equal amounts of power, how much each has in your life is up to you... "May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears." Strange as it may seem on the surface of things, hope is every bit as… Continue reading Monday Mantra 210 – May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears

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Word Nerd: Eccentric

Eccentric is defined as deviating from the recognized or customary character or practice. Eccentric originally derived from the Greek words ex (out of) and kentron (center). The original meaning of eccentric in English meant "out of center" and since around the early 1600's eccentric has been used to describe one who is figuratively off-center. Eccentric… Continue reading Word Nerd: Eccentric

You will change the world just by being a warm, kind hearted human being Anita Krizzan quote Monday Mantra 209 via LaWhimsy
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Monday Mantra 209 – You don‘t have to move mountains…You will change the world just by being a warm, kind hearted human being

“You don't have to move mountains. Simply fall in love with life. Be a tornado of happiness, gratitude and acceptance. You will change the world just by being a warm, kind-hearted human being.” ~ Anita Krizzan Change - lasting, life-altering, world-healing change can seem so impossible, so unachievable, and yet... "You don't have to move… Continue reading Monday Mantra 209 – You don‘t have to move mountains…You will change the world just by being a warm, kind hearted human being

You're doing better than you think you are Universe wisdom quote Monday Mantra 208 via LaWhimsy
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Monday Mantra 208 – You’re doing better than you think you are

“You're doing better than you think you are.” ~ The Universe You are your harshest critic but guess what... "You're doing better than you think you are." It is so easy to judge and to find yourself lacking in practically everything. To tell yourself that you're not doing enough. You're not good enough. You're not… Continue reading Monday Mantra 208 – You’re doing better than you think you are

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Word Nerd: Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky is a word describing meaningless speech or writing. The word Jabberwocky originates from the gloriously nonsensical poem "Jabberwocky" that was first published in the book "Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There" in 1871. The poem (and the book) were wildly popular and by 1908 Jabberwocky was being used as a generic term… Continue reading Word Nerd: Jabberwocky