Last week, I witnessed a little girl giving her birthday money to an animal shelter. I devoted an entire chapter of my book to generosity and all I said didn’t come close to communicating the spirit of generosity, viewing this single act of kindness by a child conveyed.
The Mental Game – The Inner Game of Bowling
by George Allen
I believe the typical reader will see this as a book about bowling, which no doubt is true. But I also believe the extraordinary reader will see this as a book about life. The very last sentence of the book supports my theory. It says, “And, if you are going to put your fate in someone’s hands, why not make them your own?”
PHYSICAL TRAITS – YOUR HEALTH
I am very concerned about those of you who are neglecting your health. Hey, if you don’t take care of your own health, you will not be able to do anything for anyone and may even become a burden to those who care about you. So I am permanently adding this section to my weekly posts. For you men out there, below is the results of a recent study that will help you have a longer life.
I think the more we are exposed to other cultures, the more we start to understand that we are more alike than we are different. For instance, please check out this brief advertisement from India.
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK
Chapter 40 of my book talks about seeing and hearing what is there, rather than what you want to be there. Perhaps, the quote below may help you see a bit more clearly.
And talk about seeing and hearing what you want to hear, I saw on Facebook way too many posts about Mark Zuckerberg giving away money for just posting something on Facebook. True, Mark Zuckerberg is giving away a lot of money, but for worthy causes and not just for someone who expects money for doing something so trivial as a Facebook post. So, this is for the naive:
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
Sexy Window Cleaner
Ladies, I have a hunch I know what you are thinking, but things aren’t always as you wish.
LAST WEEK’S POLL – Your Dreams
Last year I conducted this same poll and 26 of you voted. Last years results were that 19 or 73% of you thought achieving your goals were within your own power and 7 or 27% of you thought achieving your goals were either unlikely or dependent upon forces outside of yourself.
I’m delighted to say that this year 38 of you voted. The results were that 35 or 92% of you thought achieving your goals were within your own power and 3 or 8% of you thought accomplishing your goals were either unlikely or depended upon forces outside of yourself.
THIS WEEK POLL – 2016
Chapter 10 of my book is devoted to “Optimism”. Unfortunately, I can appreciate that some of you may be facing circumstances where you have little to be optimistic about. But for most of us, I feel even if we are facing challenges, we can still be optimistic. So this week’s poll is on how optimistic you feel about 2016.
SONG OF THE WEEK
Keep on Dancing
If you want to hear some good music and see a fantastic video that goes with that music, just click on the link below:
PAINTING OF THE WEEK
I think it is a difficult concept to accept, but it is possible for honest and well intentioned people to be exposed to the same set of circumstances and come up with vastly different views.
Tell us what you first see via the poll
Sigmund Freud was one of the trailblazers of modern-day psychology. As the originator of Psychoanalysis, Freud distinguished himself as an intellectual giant. He pioneered new techniques for understanding human behavior, and his efforts resulted in the most comprehensive theory of personality and psychotherapy ever developed. (Source: Compiled by Himmat Rana, May 1997)
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
Sigmund Freud was giving one of his famous Clark University lectures. Freud had been describing the latent sexual meaning and significance of dream symbols, when someone asked, “You seem to smoke a lot of cigars, what does *that* symbolize?”
Fraud then issued his famous but apparently unsubstantiated reply.
“Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.”
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