11/21/16 – Thanksgiving

CURRENT EVENTS

Thanksgiving

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Political Posts

Well the ruckus on Facebook seems to be cooling off a bit, but it is there and so the following may help you deal with some of the things you may come across.

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PLEASE CONSIDER

If you enjoy this blog, please consider commenting.  My thanks to Samantha, for commenting on last week’s post. 

Also, please consider passing it on to others. My thanks to Annette, Carol, Colleen, Donna, Linda, Nicole, Patty & Shirley for sharing my post last week on Facebook.

Having a hard time selecting a christmas gift for a niece or nephew or someone who is going through challenging times, please consider

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PHYSICAL TRAITS 

Honor Thy Temple

Normally, I’m skeptical about the value of many of the vaccinations one is encouraged to take; however, this may be one shot to consider.

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CHARACTER TRAITS

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

The surest way to wealth usually is to control how much you spend on things.

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SOCIAL TRAITS

Getting Along with Others

If you wish to be extraordinary, you have to learn to say “No”, so that you can say “Yes” to high priorities.  And remembering not answering is not saying “No”, it is being disrespectful to the person asking.  Respect both yourself and the other party by saying “No” if you don’t or can’t do something, rather than not replying.

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LEARNING TRAITS

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

I think this is one of the most important things to learn, if you wish for a happy life.

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MISCELLANEOUS 

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

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SELF-HELP BOOKS

There is a lot of talk about this world leader and the powerful country he leads.  This book came out in 2000, so it isn’t current; but it will give you some insights into the character of Vladimir Putin and how he became the leader of Russia.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK

Look Who’s Back

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“What would happen if Adolf Hitler woke up in modern-day Berlin? In a bestselling satirical novel, he’d end up a TV comedy star . . . [Look Who’s Back] has unsurprisingly sparked debate in a country that has grappled for decades with Hitler’s unconscionable legacy.” Time

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Wake Me Up

Avicil Song

POLL – Breaking News

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44% – Believe the USA news media is bias

44% – Believe the USA news media divides people and encouraging them to be angry at one another

12% – Believe the USA news media is objective

Here are the results of a news media poll I conducted a year or so ago:

When it comes to paying attention to the news:

62% – Pays some attention, but not a lot

24% – Pays a lot of attention

14% – Pays almost no attention

THIS WEEK’S POLL – Thanksgiving Polls

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ART OF THE WEEK

Plymouth Rock

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Plymouth Rock is the traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620.

There are no contemporaneous references to the Pilgrims’ landing on a rock at Plymouth, and it is not referred to in Edward Winslow’s Mourt’s Relation (1620–21) or in Bradford’s journal Of Plymouth Plantation (1620–47).

The first known written reference to the rock’s existence is in 1715, when it is described in the town boundary records as “a great rock.”[3] The first written reference to Pilgrims landing on a rock is found 121 years after they landed, in 1741. A rock traditionally identified as Plymouth Rock, weighing an estimated 20,000 pounds (9,100 kg) in its original form, has long been memorialized on the shore of Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth, Massachusetts. (Source: Wikipedia)

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE

Extraordinary people are 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.

For instance, Bill, in the white shirt, is 73 and on his third and final lift at the recent WPC World Powerlifting Championship attempted a 502 lbs. deadlift.  How many of us could even attempt to pick up 500 lbs. regardless of our age, let alone at the age of 73

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Sid, in the hat, was in the First Calvary and did five years as a helicopter door gunner in Vietnam.  A soldier’s soldier if ever there was one and we owe our liberty to people like Sid.

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THIS WEEK’S JOKE

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Blog & Facebook

My thanks to Betcha Didn’t Know, Melisandre, RNIKS & Jolly, who started following my blog (Currently 110 followers) and Aurora, Carol, Danielle, Dawn, Hannah, Lisa, Patty, Piper & Tara, who liked my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page (Currently 164 likes).

MY BOOK

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, Barnes & Noble or Books-A-Million.  The Kindle version of my book is $4.95.

My Final Cover

http://www.amazon.com/Tired-Being-Ordinary-Are-You/dp/0990388697

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11 thoughts on “11/21/16 – Thanksgiving

  1. Happy (early) Thanksgiving! Do you have any exciting things planned? I’ll just be home with family, just the way I like it.

    Thanks for another great post… I loved the advice about knowing when to say “no.” Sometimes it’s so hard but so necessary to do what’s best for ourselves.

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    • Chris, Happy Thanksgiving to you also. We used to have a large Thanksgiving gathering but the last few years have been rather low keyed, which is also very nice and takes a lot less effort.

      Thank you for the kind words about this week’s post. And I think learning to say “No” the moment you sense the slightest reservations. Usually, you can always change a “No to a “Yes” and the “Yes” will likely be far more appreciated than had you said “Yes” initially.

      Again, thank you for commenting Chris.

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      • Low key is definitely nice! Even though we usually just have a small family dinner, we kind of go all out and make enough food to last us the entire weekend haha. I can’t wait!

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    • Yes Christy, that movie is a classic and I need to watch it again. It was so funny, plus I saw a few glimpses of real life here and there in the film 🙂

      Thanks very much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate that.

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