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There is no traffic on the extra mile. Lock on your seat belt and get out of your comfort zone.

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Adjective: Pelagic  (puh-LAJ-ik) Definition: Of, relating to, or living or occurring in the open sea; oceanic. Sample sentence: Joan is studying to become a marine biologist specializing in pelagic plant life.

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Verb: Gaslight  (GAS-lyte) Definition: To cause  a person to doubt his or her sanity through the use of psychological manipulation. Sample sentence: If Howard was more energetic and imaginative, I would suspect him of an elaborate plot to gaslight me.

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Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called “All the Things That Could Go Wrong.”

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Verb: Shrive  (SHRYVE) Definition: 1. To administer the sacrament of reconciliation to. 2. To free from guilt. Sample sentence: Every month, Jose would leave his small farm in the country to go the the big cathedral to give his confession and do his penance, so the priest could shrive him.

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Talk to yourself once a day. Otherwise you might miss meeting an excellent person in this world.

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Noun: Meliorism  (MEE-lee-uh-riz-um) Definition: The belief that the world tends to improve and that humans can aid its betterment. Sample sentence: The author’s meliorism is evident in such statements as, “I believe that peace is inevitable.”

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Others can stop you temporarily. You are the only one who can do it permanently.

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Noun: Weal  (WEEL) Definition: A sound, healthy, or prosperous state: well-being. Sample sentence: The president spoke of devotion to the common weal and the hope of creating a better country.

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A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.

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