“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.” ~Abigail Adams The first second lady of the United States and second first lady of the United States, Abigail Adams was born on this day in 1744.
“The hallmark of successful people is that they are always stretching themselves to learn new things.” ~Carol S. Dweck American psychologist and educator Carol S. Dweck was born on this day in 1946.
“You lose your curiosity when you stop learning.”~Katherine Johnson American mathematician Katherine Johnson was born on this day in 1918.
“Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.”~Al Franken American comedian, politician, media personality, and author Al Franken was born on this day in 1951.
“When we learn about ourselves, we can evolve.”~Dar Williams American pop folk singer-songwriter Dar Williams was born on this day in 1967.
“Trying to grow up is hurting. You make mistakes. You try to learn from them, and when you don't, it hurts even more.”~Aretha Franklin American singer, songwriter, actress, pianist, and civil rights activist Aretha Franklin was born on this day in 1942.
Today’s word comes from a random word generator. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech noun Definition A servile self-seeking flatterer.A person who uses flattery to win favor from individuals that wield influence.A person who tries to get what they want by excessively praising or complimenting someone in order to make them … Continue reading Wednesday Word for May 13, 2020
"Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves."~Horace Mann Horace Mann, American education reformer and politician, was born on this day in 1796.
(C) 2020 JJ ShaunLeap Day Today is February 29th, a day that appears on the Gregorian calendar only once every four years. We call it Leap Day, which happens once every Leap Year. The math involved to determine what years contain a leap day gives me a headache, but there’s an algorithm for that. But, … Continue reading Leap Day
I spent the last 25 or so years concentrating on my career as a Technical Writer and dabbling in fiction writing. Needless to say, I’ve missed a lot. I am just now discovering things like Critical Roll, Writing Excuses, and Trope Talk. Since I’ve found these treasures, I’ve been madly listening to and watching what … Continue reading Late to the Party