Wednesday October 10th 2012

Thought for the Day

Holding a grudge is letting someone
live rent-free in your head.

~ Author Unknown


Word for the Day: grudge

Definition of grudge:

  1. A persistent feeling of ill will or resentment from a past insult or injury.
  2. To be reluctant to give or admit
  3. To resent for having; begrudge:

Example Sentences:

  1. He held a grudge against me because I got the promotion and he didn’t.
  2. She begrudged all who appeared to be better than her.
  3. I won’t hold a grudge but I won’t forget either.


  • spite – rancor – rancor – resentment – malice – envy – grievance

Happy Birthday Today:

  • 1906 – R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (d. 2001)
  • 1917 – Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist (d. 1982)
  • 1946 – John Prine, American singer
  • 1954 – Mohamed Mounir, Egyptian musician
  • 1954 – David Lee Roth, American singer (Van Halen)
  • 1958 – Tanya Tucker, American singer
  • 1959 – Kirsty MacColl, English singer (d. 2000)
  • 1974 – Dale Earnhardt, Jr., American racecar driver
  • 1984 – Stephanie Cheng, Hong Kong singer

History Today:

  • 1865 – The billiard ball was patented by John Wesley Hyatt.
  • 1911 – The Panama Canal opens.
  • 1965 – The Red Baron’s first appearance in the “Peanuts” comic strip.
  • 1973 – US Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns in disgrace over charges of federal income tax evasion.

Holidays and Observances:

  • Fiji Day, Independence from United Kingdom in 1970
  • Finnish Literature Day (Finland)
  • Independence Day, Cuba from Spain.
  • Moi Day (Kenya)
  • Party Foundation Day (North Korea)
  • World Day Against Death Penalty (International)
  • World Mental Health Day (International)

Did you know?

  • 1703 – St. Petersburg, Russia, is founded by Peter the Great.
  • 1914 – World War I, Russian leaders felt that Petersburg was too German-sounding. So they changed the name of the city to Petrograd.
  • 1924 – Soviet Communist leaders wanted to honor Vladimir I. Lenin, founder of the Soviet Union, . The city became Leningrad.
  • 1991 – Russian legislators, no longer Soviet Communists, wanted the city to reflect their change of government, so the name again became St. Petersburg.


Wednesday October 10th 2012 — 2 Comments

  1. I hate all the garbage ads and extraneous material you are dumping on this site. It was originally short and simple. Now, a MOVIE ad! Yuck! I’m looking for a better daily inspiration because this stinks.

    • Hi bebe, for what it’s worth I understand how you feel. Nothing is free. We all must endure a cost of some sort for our pleasures and even our necessities. In this case the ads are the cost, I wish they weren’t. For almost 5 years I have maintained this site with the wife and a couple of friends contributing when they can. I charge no fees for what we provide and I make no apologies.

      I have had a survey running for a while now asking our visitors what they would like to see in addition to the daily thought, you participated in the survey right? You can view the results and see what people are wanting to see.

      Did you watch the movie? The reason I put it there is because I had just watched it and found it to be very inspiring, as all the SimpleTruths movies are. Sure they are promoting a product, we all gotta make a living, but the movies are short and sweet and free to watch.

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