SapidSA-pihdPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Latin, early 17th century
1Having a strong, pleasant taste.2(of talk or writing) pleasant or interesting.
Examples of Sapid in a sentence “Lunch consisted of finger sandwiches and a sapid tea.” “The cheese was sapid and savory, and paired well with freshly baked bread.”


3 ideas, 2 quotes, 1 question (November 26, 2020)

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Happy 3-2-1 Thursday,

Let’s get right to it. Here are 3 short ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, and 1 question to ponder this week.



“If you genuinely care about the goal, you’ll focus on the system.”

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“Successes are revised mistakes.”

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“Amazing social skills are a superpower.

The ability to deliver bad news in a good way is a superpower.

The ability to de-escalate a tense situation into a calm one is a superpower.

The ability to transform a lose/win situation into a win/win situation is a superpower.”



John F. Kennedy on gratitude:

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

Source: Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, 1963


Writer and entrepreneur Kevin Kelly on making life count:

“I am now 55 years old. Like a lot of people in middle age my late-night thoughts bend to contemplations about how short my remaining time is. Even with increasing longevity there is not enough time to do all that I want. Nowhere close. My friend Stewart Brand, who is now 69, has been arranging his life in blocks of 5 years. Five years is what he says any project worth doing will take. From moment of inception to the last good-riddance, a book, a campaign, a new job, a start-up will take 5 years to play through. So, he asks himself, how many 5 years do I have left? He can count them on one hand even if he is lucky. So this clarifies his choices. If he has less than 5 big things he can do, what will they be?”

Source: My Life Countdown


Some questions to consider before you speak:

Does this need to be said?

Does this need to be said by me?

Does this need to be said by me right now?

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James Clear
Author of the million-copy bestseller, Atomic Habits
Creator of the Habit Journal

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Did you know…

… that today is the birthday of Dale Carnegie (1888)? Dale Carnegie was a pioneer in public speaking and personality development and became famous by showing others how to become successful. Carnegie’s book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, has sold more than 30 million copies and has been translated into numerous different languages.


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.”

— Dale Carnegie

Motivational story – Work and Live.

Father was a hardworking man who delivered bread as a living to support his wife and three children. He spent all his evenings after work attending classes, hoping to improve himself so that he could one day find a better paying job. Except for Sundays, Father hardly ate a meal together with his family. He worked and studied very hard because he wanted to provide his family with the best money could buy.

Whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them. But he often yearned to spend more time with his family.

The day came when the examination results were announced. To his joy, Father passed, and with distinctions too! Soon after, he was offered a good job as a senior supervisor which paid handsomely.

Like a dream come true, Father could now afford to provide his family with life’s little luxuries like nice clothing, fine food and vacation abroad.

However, the family still did not get to see father for most of the week. He continued to work very hard, hoping to be promoted to the position of manager. In fact, to make himself a worthily candidate for the promotion, he enrolled for another course in the open university.

Again, whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them. But he often yearned to spend more time with his family.

Father’s hard work paid off and he was promoted. Jubilantly, he decided to hire a maid to relieve his wife from her domestic tasks. He also felt that their three-room flat was no longer big enough, it would be nice for his family to be able to enjoy the facilities and comfort of a condominium. Having experienced the rewards of his hard work many times before, Father resolved to further his studies and work at being promoted again. The family still did not get to see much of him. In fact, sometimes Father had to work on Sundays entertaining clients. Again, whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them. But he often yearned to spend more time with his family.

As expected, Father’s hard work paid off again and he bought a beautiful condominium overlooking the coast of Singapore. On the first Sunday evening at their new home, Father declared to his family that he decided not to take anymore courses or pursue any more promotions. From then on he was going to devote more time to his family.

Father did not wake up the next day.

Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is High Scoring Football Game? In the highest-scoring NFL game in history, the Washington Redskins defeated the New York Giants 72-41, combined for a total of 113 points in one game on November 27, 1966. There were a total of 16 touchdowns, 10 by Washington and 6 by New York, and a field goal by Washington’s kicker Charlie Gogolak with only 7 seconds left.


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Each time we face our fears, we gain the strength, courage, and confidence we need to move forward. It’s far easier to change things than to change people. The real survivors in life are the ones who have the mental fortitude to press on even when the body wants to quit. Even if you don’t finish ‘first,’ you still need to continue on until you cross that finish line.”

— P.M. “Chief” DeMarks

Best Morning Exercise.

Of course, now with 100, 100+ weight and Arthritis Unable to do these. Age has nothing to do with it.

In my childhood, P.P. Guruji Golwalkar used to have fun on my baby fat and slight paunch and would ask me to stay in Ashtangasana Yog without letting the tummy touch the earth. I struggled, struggled, and finally got it. The max times I did this was 108 times.