03/27/17 – A Positive Post

CURRENT EVENTS

A Positive Post

If you are on Facebook very often, I suspect you can use this.

A Reminder in Case You Are Interested

Leon & Lulu
96 W. 14 Mile Road
Clawson, MI 48017

(Northern suburbs of Detroit)

If you like books or if you have ever thought of writing a book, Sunday April 30th, 2017, from 11 am to 5 pm at Leon & Lulu’s in Clawson, Michigan; you will have a chance to talk to a lot of authors.  Click on the link below to see who will be there, and if you look closely you see me there also. I  would be delighted if you would stop by and say hello.  Please let me know if you think you might stop by.

 http://www.leonandlulu.com/events/books-authors/

PHYSICAL TRAITS 

Honor Thy Temple

Investing your time and money in your own health is the best investment you can make.

CHARACTER TRAITS

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

SOCIAL TRAITS

Getting Along with Others

Please don’t be one of these people who suck the nice out of others.

LEARNING TRAITS

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

MISCELLANEOUS 

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Powerlifting Over 50

by Richard Schuller

You do not have to be weak when you are old, I know a number of world powerlifting champions, who are over 60 and some over 70.

Besides for exercise and eating advice, this book has some good solid advice about life in general.

For instance, the author says we all know people who are always extremely busy, and yet they never seem to get anywhere.  It is more like they are too busy to do anything important.

And of course, if you are a powerlifter, you will definitely want to read this book.

MOVIES OF THE WEEK

I saw this movie and knew I had to go to Barcelona.  I’ve been twice, since I’ve seen this movie.  I hope this film or another film will create a desire in you for adventure.

Vicky Christina Barcelona

Vicky and Cristina, these two young Americans spend a summer in Spain and meet a flamboyant artist and his beautiful but insane ex-wife. Vicky is straight-laced and about to be married. Cristina is a sexually adventurous free spirit. When they all become amorously entangled, both comedic and harrowing results ensue. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes) 

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

I’ve always liked this version of When You Say Nothing at All by Alison Krauss, whose version was her first solo top-10 country hit in 1995

When You Say Nothing at All (1995)

Alison Krauss

LAST WEEK’S POLL – Gratitude

56% – Believe people are less likely to express gratitude than in earlier times.

46% – Believe people are as likely to express gratitude as people in earlier times.

  0% – Believe people are more likely to express gratitude than in earlier times.

THIS WEEK’S POLL   Health Insurance

ART OF THE WEEK

If you are ever in Barcelona, please make sure you go inside the Sagrada Familia, it is an unfordable experience. Best to order your tickets online.

Sagrada Familia

    

I never took a photo that did the outside of the church justice, so here is a photo I grabbed off the internet

EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

Christopher Walken

Often I provide info on the “Extraordinary Person of the Week”, but I think this video says more than words ever could about Christopher Walken.

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

I sure hope none of us are this foolish.

TALK TO ME

If  you have a suggestion for a poll, or anything else, please leave me a comment. To leave a comment, just click on the box in the side bar which will take you directly to the comment box.

My thanks to Carol, Darlene, Georgia, Judith, Kathy, Quirky Girl, Samantha & Suezway 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.

BLOG & FACEBOOK

Also, please consider passing this blog on to others. My thanks to Carol, Cheryl, Cindi, Cynthia, Darlene, Debbie, Diana, Donna, John, Julie, Rodney, Shirley & Susan  for sharing my post last week on Facebook.

My thanks to Andrea, Anne, Ashanti, Emma, Mitch & Nildamacedopaulinowho started following my blog and my thanks to Amanda, Jessica & Tiffany, who liked  my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page.

BOOK

The basis of this blog sprung from my book, which 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

13 thoughts on “03/27/17 – A Positive Post

      • The Christopher Walken video sure was extraordinary! I’ve always like him.
        I will also check out the Barcelona movie. It’s funny you put the Alison Krauss song on here. I have always loved her voice especially that song. I used to sing that one in karaoke. Ofcoarse couldn’t compare to A K. Lol

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      • Glad you liked the Christopher Walken video Darlene, I always get a kick out of it no matter how many times I have seen it. I think you may really like the Barcelona movie. Thanks again for commenting.

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  1. I grew up with Ronan Keating’s version of When You Say Nothing At All. I liked this one but I prefer his voice 🙂 (maybe it’s because he’s Irish and I am a sucker for anything Irish).

    Loved the jokes, though. And I know it’s some time away, but I hope you’ll have a great time at Books & Authors 🙂

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  2. That writer’s event sounds great! Wish I could go! Also, ah, Sagrada Familia. You’re bringing back nice honeymoon memories. I loved the play of light as it came through the stained glass. Though I have to admit I preferred gazing around in admiration than listening to our tour guide. I kind of zoned out halfway through his explanation. I did like all the details on the front facade, though (which, it turns out, was actually intended to be a side).

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    • Yes, I remember your honeymoon with included Barcelona. I thought Sagrada Familia was one of if not the most amazing human creations. I would like to go back and just spend a day sitting inside that building. Thank you very much Chris for commenting.

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    • Thank you for commenting Georgia and yes I think expressing gratitude does make us happier and also people are more willing to accommodate those who appreciate the accommodation.

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