04/10/17 – Happy Easter Everyone

CURRENT EVENTS

Bunnies in the Day

  

Bunnies at Night

PHYSICAL TRAITS 

Honor Thy Temple

Dieting is not a quick fix, but a long slow lifestyle change.

Quick fix diets don’t work, other that this one.

CHARACTER TRAITS

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

It is important to celebrate your large and even small successes.  And it is even more important to celebrate the large and small successes of your friends as well as their birthdays and anniversaries.  Also, we should never neglect to celebrate holidays.

Here I am celebrating Easter with the Easter Bunny.

SOCIAL TRAITS

Getting Along with Others

It is important to do things with your family and friends.

LEARNING TRAITS

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

Some guys just never learn, don’t be foolish.

MISCELLANEOUS 

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Living Your Yoga

by Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T.

Of course, if you are into yoga you will want to read this book; but even if you aren’t into yoga this book has something to say.

Using the time-honored wisdom of the Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita to steer the course, she serves up off-the-mat practices to guide you in deepening your relationships with yourself, your family and friends, and the world around you. 

MOVIES OF THE WEEK

Allied

I didn’t stop watching Allied, but I tend to agree with the critics below.

Critics Consensus: Allied has its moments, but doesn’t quite achieve epic wartime romance status — a disappointment made more profound by the dazzling talent assembled on either side of the camera. [Source: Rotten Tomatoes] 

Melinda and Melinda

This 2005 film is a bit complicated to follow, but I enjoyed it and liked it much more than I did Allied

Two alternating stories, one comedy and the other tragedy, about Melinda’s attempts to straighten out her life.
Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Stars: Will Ferrell, Vinessa Shaw, Chiwetel Ejiofor

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

I fell for this song the very first time I heard it.  It took me a few years, but I finally got the privilege of seeing Loudon Wainwright III perform it in person.

Daughter

Loudon Wainwright III

LAST WEEK’S POLL – Bicycles

35% – More than a year since they have ridden a bicycle

30% – Rode a bicycle in 2017

26% – More than 5 years since they have ridden a bicycle

9% – More than 20 years since they have ridden a bicycle

0% – Never ridden a bicycle

THIS WEEK’S POLL   Doctors

ART OF THE WEEK

Art comes in many forms.

    

EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

Who says the most extraordinary person of the week has to be human.

Easter Bunny

A 1907 postcard featuring the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is a folkloric figure and symbol of Easter, depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs.

Originating among German Lutherans, the “Easter Hare” originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behaviour at the start of the season of Eastertide.

In legend, the creature carries colored eggs in his basket, candy, and sometimes also toys to the homes of children, and as such shows similarities to Santa Claus or the Christkind, as they both bring gifts to children on the night before their respective holidays. (Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

TALK TO ME

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 Chris, Christy, Darlene, Georgia, Samantha, Spiritual Journey and Tania, 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, Cynthia, Darlene, Jenny, Sheryll, Shirley & Willie  for sharing my post last week on Facebook.

My thanks to Cats That Post, who started following my blog and my thanks to  Mary, Natasha, Olya & Simone, who liked  my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page.

BOOK

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/

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

12 thoughts on “04/10/17 – Happy Easter Everyone

  1. Those bunnies are so cute! I love the Easter season. It’s right behind Christmas in terms of my favorite holidays. I enjoy the quiet joy, the reflection, the candy!! ❤ Do you have any Easter traditions?

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  2. Happy Easter, Bill! Your bunnies look lovely, both by da and night. What does VHPOA stand for?

    Also, love the image of the dog and the man. Just goes to show how the more we (over)think the unhappier we can end up being.

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    • Happy Easter to you also Samantha and glad you liked the bunnies.

      VHPOA is the Vinsetta Heights Property Owners Association that has been in a legal battle with a developer who both two houses next to one another on some fantastic pieces of tree filled property. He original wanted to knock down the two houses and build eight houses. After many legal battles, his new plan is to replace the two houses with four houses. The next step takes place, when he starts demolition and another round of lawsuits take place.

      That image of the dog and man really appealed to me. I think we often destroy our own happiness with our thoughts.

      Thanks again for commenting Samantha

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