12/26/16 – 2017 Is A Chance to Make the World Better

CURRENT EVENTS

Making the World Better

You need to ask yourself, what are you doing to make the world a better place.

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PLEASE CONSIDER

I appreciate the personal emails I receive on the weekly posts, but so often I wish others could see them too.  Why not share your opinions with all of us by making a blog comment.  

My thanks to Christy, Samantha & Simona for commenting on last week’s post.  To leave a comment, just click on “Comment”, scroll down to the “Leave a Comment” box.  Type in your comment and then click on the “Post Comment” box.

Also, please consider passing this blog on to others. My thanks to Cynthia, Darlene, Debra, Diana, Don, Joanne, Kelly, Lizzy & Shirley for sharing my post last week on Facebook.

Be Extraordinary in 2017

Tired of being ordinary and want to change things up for 2017.  If so, this is the book for you.

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PHYSICAL TRAITS 

Honor Thy Temple

I know it is the Christmas and New Years holidays, but try to go easy on the desserts.

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CHARACTER TRAITS

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

There is much to be learned from cats.

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SOCIAL TRAITS

Getting Along with Others

You should always be polite and respond to any invitations you receive; not doing so is simply rude.

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LEARNING TRAITS

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

Don’t be bound by the tradition that this is the way we have always done something or thought about something.  Look and think carefully and you may find a better way.

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MISCELLANEOUS 

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

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SELF-HELP BOOKS

SPQR

by Mary Beard

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This book on Roman history is well written, but it is a long book.  I believe it would be worth every thinking person’s time to read this book.  I really enjoyed it.

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

Serendipity

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If you like love stories, this is a good one. Two strangers meet while Christmas shopping, are attracted to one another and leave their romance to fate, which plays a few tricks on them.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Rest in peace George Michael.

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

Wham! (George Michael)

LAST WEEK’S POLL – Were you nice or naughty in 2016?

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57% – More Nice than Naughty

29% – Nice

14% – Equally Nice and Naughty

THIS WEEK’S POLL – What are you going to make of 2017?

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ART OF THE WEEK

Christmas Tree

by Everyone

Christmas trees are art that almost all of us have had a hand in creating.  The photo below is just one of the many Christmas Trees on display at Navy Pier in Chicago.

If you have never been to Navy Pier around Christmas time, you should consider it.  There are all kinds of Christmas type events going on in the exciting city of Chicago.

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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE

Bryant Greene

If you look, you will see that you are likely surrounded by extraordinary people, you just need to take the time to notice them.  If you don’t, you’ll be sorry you didn’t.

I got to spend a lot of time with Bryant, who was one of the most wonderful people I have ever met.  For a number of years he and I and sometimes one or two others got together for lunch each month.  I miss those lunches, as Bryant is no longer physically with us.

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THIS WEEK’S JOKE

You probably have had to been on earth for a while to get this joke.

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BLOG & FACEBOOK

My thanks to Alyssa, Evelina, Jasmine, Kksea, It Is What It Is, Pirate Patty, Siddhi, Regina & Whitney,  who started following my blog (Currently 133 followers) and Christina & Lori, who liked my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page (Currently 210 likes).

MY BOOK

Looking to change your life, 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.

My Final Cover

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

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/im-tired-of-being-ordinary-are-you-wm-allen/1120528064?ean=9780990388692

14 thoughts on “12/26/16 – 2017 Is A Chance to Make the World Better

  1. 🙂 I always get a little frustrated when people send me e-mails regarding a post, too. Often times they are telling me good info and it would be nice to share. And it is nice to have a conversation . . . but some people don’t like to talk online, I guess.

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