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Honor Thy Temple
Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday (Christmas & New Years) season with lots of eating and some drinking for many of us; but as much as reasonable I hope you can stick somewhat to your diet.
The Foundation for Being Extraordinary
If you wish to be extraordinary, you need to pay attention to any advice, regardless of where it is coming from.
And pay particular attention to comments about you from your enemies, often they are the only ones who will tell you the truth about yourself.
Getting Along with Others
Showing up on time demonstrates their respect for others.
The Marines have a saying, “If you aren’t 15 minutes early, you are late.”
Growth Keeps You Extraordinary
It is important to develop strategies so that you are prepared to respond appropriately to various situations.
The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary
¿When people are gone, will you feel guilty that you did not give them a bit more of your time?
Benjamin Franklin’s The Art of Virtue
Edited by George L. Rogers
Benjamin Franklin was certainly an extraordinary person and you can be too, if you follow his advice in this book.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
A Christmas Carol
Staring George C. Scott
Watch this Christmas classic with your family and friends to keep you in the Christmas mood and maybe even make you a better person.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
How can anyone not love The Contours.
Do You Love Me
LAST WEEK’S POLL – Thanksgiving Polls
Where will you have Thanksgiving Dinner
50% – Home
42% – Friend or relative’s house
8% – Local restaurant
Here the results of last years poll on where you plan to have your Thanksgiving Dinner.
Local friend or relative’s house 35%
Out of town 13%
Local restaurant 4%
Out of country 4%
Favorite Thanksgiving film
40% – Planes, Trains and Automobiles
20% – Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
10% – Scent of a Woman
10% – Home for the Holidays
10% – Alice’s Restaurant
10% – Other
And here are the results of last year’s poll on your favorite Thanksgiving film:
53% – Planes, Trains and Automobiles
27% – Scent of a Woman
17% – Home for the Holidays
3% – Other
THIS WEEK’S POLL – Goal Setting
ART OF THE WEEK
The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
Constructed from 1887–89 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, [ ] it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.91 million people ascended it in 2015.
The tower is about the same height as an 81-storey building, and the tallest structure in Paris. (Source: Wikipedia)
As I mentioned last week, there are extraordinary people all around us, we just have to learn a little about the people who we come across to realize just how extraordinary many people are.
Tony (aka Freddy) Mangino
I’ve known Freddy, since I was a little kid. He was the “Fonz” of our neighborhood and as years went by he became my best friend.
He died in 1996 and it was a great loss to me. Carol and I have never missed a year putting flowers on his grave site and I bought the marker with the “weights” on it and another one of his friends donated the grave site.
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
Blog & Facebook
My thanks to Farzanna, Gus, Lana, Maureen, Penny & Ula, who started following my blog (Currently 113 followers) and Benjamin, Deb, Entesar, Kate, Kerry, Penny, Sandy & Tyger, who liked my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page (Currently 175 likes).
Last week I donated two copies of my book to Angel Kisses to a raffle they are holding on February 11. The mission of Angel Kisses is to fun Michigan-based programs that improve perinatal bereavement care.
Looking for a Christmas gift for someone, perhaps you will consider my book.
If you enjoyed my book, why not say a couple of words about it in an Amazon evaluation.
My book is available on-line from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The Kindle version of my book is $4.95.