01/04/2016 - 01/10/2016


Word of the Week

cacophony - an unpleasant mixture of sounds; harsh noise; discord

Quote of the Week

Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life Principle of the Week

Attitude - A feeling or emotion to a fact.


01/11/2016 - 01/17/2016


Word of the Week

cantankerous - bad tempered and uncooperative

Quote of the Week

There can be no defense like elaborate courtesy. - E.V. Lucas

Life Principle of the Week

Character - What you are/do when no one is watching


01/18/2016 - 01/24/2016


Word of the Week

defy - resist or disobey; challenge or dare

Quote of the Week

At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely. - Somerset Maugham

Life Principle of the Week

Charity - Kindness or help for the needy or suffering


01/25/2016 - 01/31/2016


Word of the Week

benevolent - friendly; generous; helpful

Quote of the Week

You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners. - Rita Mae Brown

Life Principle of the Week

Commitment - The keeping of a promise or pledge


02/01/2016 - 02/07/2016


Word of the Week

cajole - to deceive by flattery; coax

Quote of the Week

Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use. - Emily Post

Life Principle of the Week

Common Sense - Thinking before acting; using good judgment


02/08/2016 - 02/14/2016


Word of the Week

chasten - to discipline for the purpose of making better

Quote of the Week

Etiquette is behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential. - Will Cuppy

Life Principle of the Week

Compassion - Ability to share another’s feeling or ideas


02/15/2016 - 02/21/2016


Word of the Week

desecrate - to treat something usually sacred with disrespect

Quote of the Week

Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person. - Mark Twain

Life Principle of the Week

Cooperation - Working together


02/22/2016 - 02/28/2016


Word of the Week

digress - to get away from the main subject

Quote of the Week

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go. - Margaret Walker

Life Principle of the Week

Courage - Strength to act even when afraid or uncertain


02/29/2016 - 03/06/2016


Word of the Week

effervescence - full of life and excitement

Quote of the Week

Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity. - Charles G. Dawes

Life Principle of the Week

Courtesy - Considerate and mannerly behavior


03/07/2016 - 03/13/2016


Word of the Week

emulate - to copy or try to do better

Quote of the Week

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous. - Robert G. Ingersoll

Life Principle of the Week

Dependability - Reliable; trustworthy


03/14/2016 - 03/20/2016


Word of the Week

flaccid - flabby; limp; soft

Quote of the Week

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. - Peter F. Drucker

Life Principle of the Week

Diligence - Steady and energetic effort


03/21/2016 - 03/27/2016


Word of the Week

forthright - straightforward; direct; without hesitation

Quote of the Week

Mediocrity is climbing molehills without sweating. - Icelandic Proverb

Life Principle of the Week

Empathy - The ability to feel what others are feeling


03/28/2016 - 04/03/2016


Word of the Week

garish - showy; overly decorated

Quote of the Week

Only the mediocre are always at their best. - Jean Giraudoux

Life Principle of the Week

Excellence - To stand out with valuable qualities


04/04/2016 - 04/10/2016


Word of the Week

girth - circumference

Quote of the Week

Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down. - William M. Winans

Life Principle of the Week

Flexibility - The ability to make adjustments or alter plans


04/11/2016 - 04/17/2016


Word of the Week

hiatus - a break in continuity; a gap in a series

Quote of the Week

All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity are easy. Stay away from easy. - Scott Alexander

Life Principle of the Week

Fortitude - Strength of mind that enable a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage


04/18/2016 - 04/24/2016


Word of the Week

abscond - to depart secretly

Quote of the Week

Mediocrity does not inspire men to greatness. - Zarlenga

Life Principle of the Week

Friendship - Caring for and trusting others


04/25/2016 - 05/01/2016


Word of the Week

affable - easy to talk to; kind and polite

Quote of the Week

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. - Bishop W.C. McGee

Life Principle of the Week

Generosity - Willingness to give or share


05/02/2016 - 05/08/2016


Word of the Week

insipid - without flavor; tasteless

Quote of the Week

A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. - James Joyce, Ulysses

Life Principle of the Week

Giving - To care for and devote oneself to another


05/09/2016 - 05/15/2016


Word of the Week

intermediary - mediator; go-between person

Quote of the Week

A hundred mistakes are an education if you learn something from each one. - Unknown

Life Principle of the Week

Honesty - Truthfulness


05/16/2016 - 05/22/2016


Word of the Week

jaunty - carefree; jolly

Quote of the Week

A man may make mistakes, but he is not a failure until he starts blaming someone else for them. - Unknown

Life Principle of the Week

Humility - Being humble, not proud or haughty, not arrogant or assertive


05/23/2016 - 05/29/2016


Word of the Week

judicious - showing good judgment; wise

Quote of the Week

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. - Charles Swindoll

Life Principle of the Week

Initiative - Taking action, originating new ideas


05/30/2016 - 06/05/2016


Word of the Week

kindle - to light a fire

Quote of the Week

You can measure a man by the opposition it takes to discourage him. - Robert C. Savage

Life Principle of the Week

Integrity - Acting according to a sense of right and wrong (being strong enough to do what you know is right even when it is difficult)


06/06/2016 - 06/12/2016


Word of the Week

laconic - expressed in only a few words

Quote of the Week

The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory. - Cicero

Life Principle of the Week

Justice - Being fair, right, and upholding what is right


06/13/2016 - 06/19/2016


Word of the Week

lucid - clear; readily understood

Quote of the Week

Genius is 1 % inspiration, 99 % perspiration " I never did anything worth doing by accident " - Thomas Edison

Life Principle of the Week

Loyalty - Faithfulness to another


06/20/2016 - 06/26/2016


Word of the Week

magnanimous - great-hearted; nobly generous

Quote of the Week

Consider the postage stamp. Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing 'til it gets there. - Josh Billings

Life Principle of the Week

Optimism - To anticipant the best possible outcome


06/27/2016 - 07/03/2016


Word of the Week

malign - to speak badly of a person; slander

Quote of the Week

He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty. - Lao-Tzu (The first Chinese Taoist philosopher, 6th century B.C.)

Life Principle of the Week

Patriotism - Love for or devotion to one’s country


07/04/2016 - 07/10/2016


Word of the Week

neophyte - an inexperienced person

Quote of the Week

Some men see things as they are and say, "Why?", I dream things that never were and say, "Why not?" - Robert F. Kennedy

Life Principle of the Week

Perseverance - The Ability to persist or continue striving


07/11/2016 - 07/17/2016


Word of the Week

nostalgic - longing for something one has known in the past; homesick

Quote of the Week

Fortune favors the bold. - Virgil

Life Principle of the Week

Propriety - Standard of what is socially acceptable in conduct or speech


07/18/2016 - 07/24/2016


Word of the Week

obliterate - to wipe out; delete

Quote of the Week

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. - William Jennings Bryan

Life Principle of the Week

Resiliency - Recovering from or adjusting easily to misfortune or change


07/25/2016 - 07/31/2016


Word of the Week

paltry - worthless

Quote of the Week

It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude. - Jesse Jackson

Life Principle of the Week

Respect - Showing or feeling honor


08/01/2016 - 08/07/2016


Word of the Week

philanthropy - the love of human-kind

Quote of the Week

To reach the port of heaven we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it B but we must sail, not drift or lie to anchor. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life Principle of the Week

Responsibility - Making the choice to be reliable and dependable


08/08/2016 - 08/14/2016


Word of the Week

redolent - full of fragrance

Quote of the Week

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to put the other somewhat higher. - Thomas Henry Huxley

Life Principle of the Week

Self-Discipline - The ability to choose and control one’s own actions


08/15/2016 - 08/21/2016


Word of the Week

sonorous - a deep, loud sound

Quote of the Week

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time. - Voltaire

Life Principle of the Week

Service - Giving of one’s time and energies to help others


08/22/2016 - 08/28/2016


Word of the Week

taciturn - silent; not in the mood to talk

Quote of the Week

The difference between the possible and the impossible lies in one's determination. - Tommy Lasorda

Life Principle of the Week

Temperance - Moderation in action, thought, or feeling


08/29/2016 - 09/04/2016


Word of the Week

verbose - containing more words than necessary; wordy

Quote of the Week

Life maroons the hesitant but inspires the brave. - Thomas Dooley

Life Principle of the Week

Tenacious - Persistent, never give up


09/05/2016 - 09/11/2016


Word of the Week

wily - full of craftiness; sly

Quote of the Week

For the very true beginning of wisdom is the desire of discipline; and the care of discipline is love. - Wisdom of Solomon 6:17

Life Principle of the Week

Thankfulness - The act of being grateful; glad


09/12/2016 - 09/18/2016


Word of the Week

zealot - an enthusiast; especially for a religion, a political party, or a cause

Quote of the Week

Cogito ergo sum. (Latin - I think, therefore, I am.) - Rene Descartes, French philosopher

Life Principle of the Week

Citzenship - Behaving in a responsible manner as a citizen of a community


09/19/2016 - 09/25/2016


Word of the Week

destitute - lacking the basic needs of life such as food, shelter, or clothing; extremely poor

Quote of the Week

I will study and get ready and maybe my chance will come. - Abraham Lincoln

Life Principle of the Week

Curiosity - Desire to learn, to explore, to investigate


09/26/2016 - 10/02/2016


Word of the Week

embellish - to add exciting details to a story

Quote of the Week

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. - Marcel Proust

Life Principle of the Week

Dedication - Setting aside for a particular purpose


10/03/2016 - 10/09/2016


Word of the Week

extol - praise enthusiastically

Quote of the Week

Those who don't read have no advantage over those who can't. - Mark Twain

Life Principle of the Week

Effort - Doing one’s best in an endeavor


10/10/2016 - 10/16/2016


Word of the Week

fastidious - fussy; hard to please; picky

Quote of the Week

Education is not received, it is achieved. - Unknown

Life Principle of the Week

Esprit De Corps - Devotion among members of group for each other and the group’s purpose


10/17/2016 - 10/23/2016


Word of the Week

fickle - often changing; unstable

Quote of the Week

As long as one keeps searching, the answers come. - Joan Baez

Life Principle of the Week

Humanitarianism - Promotion of human welfare and social reform


10/24/2016 - 10/30/2016


Word of the Week

fervor - eagerness; earnestness; enthusiasm

Quote of the Week

Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more. - William Cowper

Life Principle of the Week

Patience - Ability to wait calmly


10/31/2016 - 11/06/2016


Word of the Week

garner - store up; gather

Quote of the Week

Success is never final, and failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts. - Winston Churchill

Life Principle of the Week

Problem-Solving - Creating solutions; finding answers


11/07/2016 - 11/13/2016


Word of the Week

genial - friendly; kind and cheerful

Quote of the Week

If better is possible, good is not enough - Garry Jirnenez

Life Principle of the Week

Sincerity - Honesty of mind; freedom from hypocrisy


11/14/2016 - 11/20/2016


Word of the Week

haphazard - without a plan or direction; chosen or done at random

Quote of the Week

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life Principle of the Week

Attitude - A feeling or emotion to a fact.


11/21/2016 - 11/27/2016


Word of the Week

harbor - a shelter or refuge; a place to give protection

Quote of the Week

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. - St. Jerome

Life Principle of the Week

Character - What you are/do when no one is watching


11/28/2016 - 12/04/2016


Word of the Week

imminent - about to happen; coming soon

Quote of the Week

Well done is better than well said. - Benjamin Franklin

Life Principle of the Week

Charity - Kindness or help for the needy or suffering


12/05/2016 - 12/11/2016


Word of the Week

inane - absurd; silly; foolish

Quote of the Week

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. - Elbert Hubbard

Life Principle of the Week

Commitment - The keeping of a promise or pledge


12/12/2016 - 12/18/2016


Word of the Week

jettison - throw goods overboard to lighten a ship during a storm

Quote of the Week

Men are born to succeed, not to fail. - Henry David Thoreau

Life Principle of the Week

Common Sense - Thinking before acting; using good judgment


12/19/2016 - 12/25/2016


Word of the Week

jocular - humorous; fond of joking

Quote of the Week

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life Principle of the Week

Compassion - Ability to share another’s feeling or ideas


12/26/2016 - 01/01/2017


Word of the Week

superfluous - more than enough; excessive

Quote of the Week

A man of words, and not of deeds, is like a garden full of weeds. - English proverb

Life Principle of the Week

Cooperation - Working together