01/16/17 – What Will 2017 Bring

CURRENT EVENTS

2017

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Some of you believe you can make this a wonderful year for yourself and others of you believe you can’t. Its like the old saying, “If you think you can or if you think you can’t, either way, you are going to be right.

I hope this blog as well help you make 2017 a wonderful year for yourself. Please consider clicking on the “Follow Harmony Books & Films, LLC” box on the side bar to your right.

And you may want to consider encouraging others to check out this blog.  I only update it once a week, on Mondays; and it doesn’t take long to go through it.

PHYSICAL TRAITS 

Honor Thy Temple

When it comes to quick fix diets, this is the only one that works.

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CHARACTER TRAITS

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

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SOCIAL TRAITS

Getting Along with Others

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It was rightfully pointed to be that the above place setting was out of date.

Perhaps, this is a bit more straightforward version of the above.

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LEARNING TRAITS

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

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MISCELLANEOUS 

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

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SELF-HELP BOOKS

Mind Gym

by Gary Mack with David Casstevens

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This book provides useful insights on the mental game, which can be applied to situations outside of sports.  

For instance, if you are a perfectionist; you may find this helpful.

“Do you know how gemologists tell a fake emerald from a real one?  The fakes are perfect. Real emeralds have flaws.”

Real people have flaws.

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

Being There

with Peter Sellers & Shirley MacLaine

This movie is worth seeing and if you have seen it before, see it again.  I have no idea how many times I have watched it and always found it both entertaining as well as a learning experience.

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Hailed as a genius for his simplistic approach to life, an aging gardener with a childlike naïveté rises, by accident, into the game of politics. The man is soon presented as a possible Presidential candidate although no one knows his true background. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

It Don’t Come Easy

Ringo Starr

LAST WEEK’S POLL -What is your Zodiac Sign?

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My Zodiac sign

33% – Libra

22% – Scorpio

11% Gemini

11% Cancer

11% Leo

6% Aquarius

6% Virgo

I check my horoscope

76% – Rarely if ever

12% – Frequently

12% – Every so often

The reason I check my horoscope

84% – Fun

8% – Guidance

8% – Other reasons

THIS WEEK’S POLL – Easy Way or the Hard Way?

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ART OF THE WEEK

I thought this is  worth repeating, since there is still time for those of you in S.E. Michigan to see this play.  And if you live elsewhere, I still urge you to see a live play.

I think you are missing out on an experience, if you don’t see live theater every so often.  

Regarding this particular play, I thought it had just the right touch of comedy and sentiment, and the two sisters in the play were absolutely charming.  If you do happen to live in southeastern Michigan, I hope you catch this play.

Mom’s Gift

By Phil Olsen (A Michigan Premier)

being performed at Meadow Brook Theater

January 4 – January 29, 2017 in Rochester, Michigan

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In this comedy with a heart, Mom has been dead for 11 months and shows up at her husband’s birthday party as a ghost with a mission. Like Clarence in “It’s A Wonderful Life,” she has to accomplish a task to earn her wings. Only what the task actually is, is a mystery. There are so many things to fix. The problem is complicated by the fact that the only person who can hear or see Mom is her daughter who has been ordered by the court to spend Dad’s birthday with him as part of her Anger Management Program. One by one the family’s secrets are peeled away revealing a shocking truth that surprises even our ghost.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE

Sherlock Holmes

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Sherlock Holmes in a 1904 illustration by Sidney Paget.

Known as a “consulting detective” in the stories, Holmes is known for a skill with observation, forensic science, and logical reasoning that borders on the fantastic, which he employs when investigating cases for a variety of clients, including Scotland Yard.

The Guinness World Records lists him as the “most portrayed movie character” in history. (Source: Wikipedia)

If you would like to know more about Sherlock Holmes, this book covers the territory, but I would not call it an easy read.

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THIS WEEK’S JOKE

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PLEASE CONSIDER 

If you reached this point, you must have seen something you wish to comment on; please do so.

My thanks to Chris, Daal, Samantha & Quirky Girl, for commenting on last week’s post. All you have to do is just click on “Comment”, scroll down to the “Leave a Comment” box.  Type in your comment and then click the “Post Comment” box.

Also, please consider passing this blog on to others. My thanks to Cynthia, Debra & Donna,  for sharing my post last week on Facebook.

BLOG & FACEBOOK

My thanks to Aanchal, Abi, Alisa, Lily, Maggie & Sam, who started following my blog (Currently 142 followers) and Daniela, who liked my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page (Currently 214 people)

MY BOOK

If you are enjoying this book and find it useful, perhaps you will find that is also true for “I’m Tired of Being Ordinary, Are You?”

And if you have read this book, please say a couple of words about it in an Amazon evaluation.

The 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

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8 thoughts on “01/16/17 – What Will 2017 Bring

  1. The Buddha quote (or well, the quote with the Buddha picture) is a very nice one. I think I just needed to hear that, after trying to get my head around losing a friend over… I still don’t know. Since she’s been acting weird, I’ve met other friends and bonded with other people. So yes, letting go is essential to let better things in 🙂

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  2. What a fun and interesting post! That china used in the place setting is one I had years ago and it was vintage when I got it! It sure was pretty, though! Love your spam joke! Silly me, I kept thinking that Beatle song was by G. Harrison, not R. Starr!

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  3. So Donald Trump was inaugurated today as America’s new President. That sentence still seems unbelievable to me. As a politically active person I’m trying to figure out how to use this fact for good. Wish me luck!

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    • Of course I wish you luck and I will even take the liberty of trying to assist you a little. For starters, we now know a young girl born in Slovenia can because first lady of the USA. That gives women all over the world hope to be a supporting cast member on the big stage, but a supporting cast role doesn’t make it.

      More importantly, I think there is a good chance we may have seen today the first female president of the USA, within the next 4 to 8 years.

      I hope this helps, but if not; at least please know I tried putting a positive spin on things for you

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