Haiku of the day


Koala – A Haiku

by jay

Magical autumn
A female, koala runs
out of kangaroo

Wisdom Quotes


It’s better to find the source of a problem and being unable to fix it than it is to fix the problem without knowing its source.

It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settling a question without debating it. (Joseph Joubert)

It’s not what you have that determines who you are, but what you do with what you have.
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have. (Vince Lombardi)

Wisdom Quotes


Find the path that allows you to do things better and if there is none create the path yourself.

There’s a way to do it better – find it. (Thomas A. Edison)

There’s no greater risk that the one that comes from trying something without knowing what you’re doing.
Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing. (Warren Buffett)

Did you know…Did you know…


… that today is Main Street USA Day? On the birthday of Sinclair Lewis (1885), celebrate small towns everywhere! Sinclair Lewis was born in Sauk Center, Minnesota. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, “for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters.”

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

— Maya Angelou

Random phrases of the day


  1. Playing PossumMeaning: Pretending to be dead, or to be deceitful about something.
  2. An Arm and a LegMeaning: Something that is extremely expensive.
  3. Cut To The ChaseMeaning: To get to the point, leaving out all of the unnecessary details.
  4. Read ‘Em and WeepMeaning: Often said by the winner in poker, as the others ‘weep’ over the loss.
  5. Playing For KeepsMeaning: Said when things are about to get serious.

Random Acts of Kindness


1. Buy an extra bottle of dishsoap or bar of soap and leave it for your neighbor.
2. Leave a treat for your mail carrier in your mailbox.
3. Make/donate blankets to a pregnancy center
4. Pay the toll for the person behind you.
5. Wash your partner’s car for them.

Did you know…


… that today is Gold Nugget Day? On this day in 1869, the biggest gold nugget in history – the “Welcome Stranger” – was found in the gold fields of Victoria, Australia. It had a calculated refined weight of approximately 72 kg, or about 156 pounds!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Have a good time. Life is too short to get bogged down and be discouraged. You have to keep moving. You have to keep going. Put one foot in front of the other, smile and just keep on rolling.”

— Kobe Bryant