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Noun: Gutta-percha  (guh-tah-pur-chah Definition: A tough plastic substance from the latex of several Malaysian trees of the sapodilla family that resembles rubber but contains more resin and is used especially as insulation and in dentistry. Sample sentence: My dentist used gutta-percha to fill my tooth after he performed a root canal.

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Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you’ve made. If you want a different result, make different choices.

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We are significant because each of us has extraordinary gifts which we can use to make others’ lives better.

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Verb: Carouse  (kuh-ROWZ) Definition: 1. To drink liquor freely or excessively. 2. To take part in a drunken revel: engage in dissolute behavior. Sample sentence: The sailor planned to carouse with his buddies during  his shore leave.

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Noun: Palaver  (puh-LAV-er) Definition: 1. A long discussion or meeting usually between persons of different cultures or levels of sophistication. 2. Idle talk or misleading or beguiling speech. Sample sentence: I don’t know how people can listen to all that palaver on the midday talk shows on television.

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One thing we know for sure, is that we only have a limited number of days here on earth. So each day we can either find something to complain about or something to be grateful for. It’s really up to us.

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Adjective: Teleological  (tel-ee-uh-LAH-jih-kul) Definition: Exhibiting or relating to design or purpose especially in nature. Sample sentence: At dinner, Sandra and Miguel debated whether or not the complex structure of the human eye implied a teleological origin.

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Two things help success in life: the way you manage when you have nothing and the way you behave when you have everything.

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Noun: Aphelion   (a-FEEL-yun) Definition: The point in the path of a celestial body (such as a planet) that is farthest from the sun. Sample sentence: The comet is predicted to reach aphelion a mere 22 years from now.

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No matter who you are, no matter what you’ve done, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change. Become a better version of yourself.

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