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There are secret opportunities inside every failure.

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Noun: Oldster  (OHLD-ster) Definition: An old or elderly person. Example sentence: Even though my aunt is an oldster, she is pretty internet savvy, connecting and interacting with social media such as Facebook.

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Don’t let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.

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Verb: Vilipend  (VIL-uh-pend) Definition: 1: To hold or treat as of little worth or account. 2. To express a low opinion of: disparge. Example sentence: As a women’s movement pioneer, Susan B. Anthony fought against the dicta of those who would vilipend women by treating them as second-class citizens.

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Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.

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Noun: Miasma  (mye-AZ-muh) Definition: 1:  A vaporous exhalation formerly believed to cause disease; also : a heavy vaporous emanation or atmosphere. 2:  An influence or atmosphere that tends to deplete or corrupt; also, an atmosphere that obscures: fog. Example sentence: While taking pictures on my recent trip to Ireland, I was glad I brought  a […]

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Don’t be afraid of losing people. Be afraid of losing yourself.

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Adjective: Obstreperous  (uhb-STREP-er-us) Definition: Resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly, noisy, clamorous or boisterous. Example sentence: The nanny had her work cut out in a household where the obstreperous children had scared off three other nannies.

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Anyone can love you when the sun is shining. In the storms is where you learn who truly cares for you.

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Noun: Proclivity  (proh-KLIV-uh-tee) Definition: An inclination or predisposition toward something;  especially,  a strong inherent inclination toward something objectionable. Example sentence: Martin’s proclivity to lose his temper made him difficult to work with.

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