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Word Nerd : Aestival or Estival

Estival means of or pertaining to the summer and Aestival is a variant of estival. Estival and Aestival both derive from the Latin aestīv(us) (of summer). The 21st of June is the official start of the Summer season in the Eastern Hemisphere and what better way to mark it then by discovering the word Aestival?… Continue reading Word Nerd : Aestival or Estival

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Word Nerd : Petrichor

Petrichor is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. Petrichor is formed from the Greek petra, meaning "stone", and īchōr, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology. Petrichor was named by two Australian researchers, who discovered that the smell is an oily essence emitted from rocks… Continue reading Word Nerd : Petrichor

Your path is beautiful and crooked and just as it should be Monday Mantra 58 via LaWhimsy
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Monday Mantra 58 – Your path is beautiful and crooked and just as it should be

"Your path is beautiful and crooked and just as it should be." The road of life is rarely straightforward, and never how we think it should be... "Your path is beautiful and crooked and just as it should be." The road of your life is one filled with so many questions, potholes, dips, curves, wonders,… Continue reading Monday Mantra 58 – Your path is beautiful and crooked and just as it should be

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Monday Mantra 239 – Only a fool believes that hate will conquer hate. Don’t be a fool.

"Only a fool believes that hate will conquer hate. Don't be a fool." Many live unknowingly with hate thinking it may solve and salve their wounds... "Only a fool believes that hate will conquer hate. Don't be a fool." It is a truth that should be universally acknowledged, that two negatives do not make a… Continue reading Monday Mantra 239 – Only a fool believes that hate will conquer hate. Don’t be a fool.

Remember to breathe It is after all the secret of life Gregory Maguire quote Monday Mantra 238 via LaWhimsy
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Monday Mantra 238 – Remember to breathe. It is, after all, the secret of life.

"Remember to breathe. It is, after all, the secret of life." ~ Gregory Maguire Your breath is always there, simply waiting for you to return your focus to it... "Remember to breathe. It is, after all, the secret of life." Your breath is a miracle in action. You breathe in and out without even noticing… Continue reading Monday Mantra 238 – Remember to breathe. It is, after all, the secret of life.

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Monday Mantra 237 – It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are" ~ E.E. Cummings There is a difference between growing up and growing into who you are... "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are" Yesterday was my birthday and it was delightful for so many reasons. The celebration of… Continue reading Monday Mantra 237 – It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are