07/10/17 – A Little Help From My Friends

CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)

National Record

This just arrived in the mail.

I’m thrilled to accomplish this at my age, but it would never have been possible without the help and encouragement I received over the years.  I thought Powerlifting was all over for me after an injury in 2004.

However, my friend Art and Team Coach, talked me into coming back to powerlifting, so I really owe my National Record to Art, who himself is a World Record Holder.

PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)

Honor Thy Temple

You can always find a reason to not exercise; however, you would be better off to find a reason to exercise. But remember that although one can often work around injuries; however, sometimes one just needs to rest.

CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER)

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)

Getting Along with Others

I don’t need to use this as my Facebook profile picture, but I think many of you should and especially those of you kind enough to comment on my postings (Smile).

LEARNING TRAITS

(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

Have dreams, set goal, make short and long-range plans to achieve those goals and monitor your progress.  Don’t let Satan or anyone else tell you that dreams can’t come true.

MISCELLANEOUS (VARIADO)

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

and it’s all small stuff

by Richard Carlson, Ph.D.

If you don’t do anything other than just read the title and take it to heart, you will be better off for doing so. 

MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)

It was nice to see the old Star Trek crew, although in different bodies from the 60s.  This film is primarily action and I miss the moral philosophy that was in the original series and later versions.

Star Trek Beyond

Critics Consensus: Star Trek Beyond continues the franchise’s post-reboot hot streak with an epic sci-fi adventure that honors the series’ sci-fi roots without skimping on the blockbuster action. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)

With A Little Help From My Friends

By The Beatles

LAST WEEK’S POLL – How Long Do You Expect to Live?

Are you doing the things each day necessary to keep you healthy as you age?

65% – Yes, usually

35% – No, usually

Do you expect to make it to your?

48% – 80s

26% – 90s

16% – 70s

5% – 60s

5% – 100 or longer

What kind of shape do you think you will be in during the last decade of your life?

78% – Healthy and Independent

22% – Weak and frail, but still independent

0% – Dependent

THIS WEEK’S POLL – Do you make any attempt to validate things you pass on in the internet?

ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)

It is raining today where I live and the rain brought back memories of when Carol and I were in Paris on a rainy day, so I just had to again make this my art of the week.

Rainy Day in Paris

By Gustave Caillebotte

Paris Street; Rainy Day is a 1877 oil painting by the French artist Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894), and is his best known work. It shows a number of individuals walking through [ ] Paris.

[The painting is] currently is owned by the Art Institute of Chicago. AIC curator Gloria Groom described the work as “the great picture of urban life in the late 19th century.”

EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)

Why is this general extraordinary to me? Well, when I was leaving Vietnam to return to civilian life, General Rosson asked me what I was going to do.  I said, I was thinking about going to school.”  General Rosson replied, “You are going to school!”  Well, when this guy told you to do it, you did it.  I went to college and didn’t stop going until I was in my mid-50s.  

People truly follow great leaders out of love and respect for them and not because they have power.  Something a lot of people in business and politics could learn.

General William B Rosson

General William Bradford Rosson (August 25, 1918 – December 12, 2004) commanded the U.S. Army, Pacific from October 1970 to January 1973. He was commissioned in 1940 through ROTC and saw combat in World War II, earning the Distinguished Service Cross for valor on the Anzio Beachhead in Italy. He also fought in North Africa, Sicily, France, and Germany.

After retirement from the military he earned a Master of Letters degree in International Relations from New College, Oxford University in England. 

Major command experience for Rosson includes Commanding General for Task Force Oregon (Provisional), Commanding General for I Field Force, and Commanding General, Provisional Corps, for the U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. Later he was Deputy Commander for the same command. Rosson concluded his career as Commander-in-Chief of the United States Southern Command in Quarry Heights, Panama Canal Zone. (Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)

TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)

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 Cheryl, Christy, Darlene & Samantha,  for commenting on last week’s post. I find blog comments so encouraging, so I am especially appreciative when anyone takes the time to comment.

BLOG & FACEBOOK

Also, please consider passing this blog on to others. My thanks to Brenda, Cindi, Courtney, Donna, Darlene, Johanna, Julie, Karah, Sheryll & Williefor sharing my post last week on Facebook.

My thanks to Andrea, Catherine, Pooja, Sigrid, Sandra, Sarah, Sonia, Trayee, Victoria & Vivian, who started following my blog and my thanks to Ginger, Nicoleta & Rachael, for liking  my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page.

BOOK (LIBRO)

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

18 thoughts on “07/10/17 – A Little Help From My Friends

  1. I hope that more people will only pass things on fb, etc if they are validated. There have been a couple of times when something didn’t sound quite right and I checked it out, Even though I really wanted to pass it on. Turned out to be false. Glad I checked.

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    • Thank you so much for commenting Georgia. I agree with you completely (how often to you hear that from me – smile), that people really should check out things that don’t sound exactly right.

      I was expecting you to comment on Satan’s way of distracting girls from making dinner (smile), than I could have completely agreed with you on two things.

      No doubt we agree on many other things also.

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  2. Congrats! This post is a great celebration of your new record. I also happen to love the comic about the cooking and the little girl letting go of sadness to be happy. Such great motivation.

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    • Thank you very much for the congratulations.

      I’m glad to hear you liked the comic. Things are funny, when they contain the seeds of truth–I think everyone should be glad times have changed.

      And thank you very much for commenting, I always find people who take the time to comment so encouraging.

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  3. Thanks again Bill for an amazing post. I used to have a set of 3 books about Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff a long time ago. I think I gave it away to someone I thought needed to read it. We all need to remember this. Thanks for the video of Joe Cocker and the Beatles, With a Little Help From My Friends. Love both versions. I always love your joke of the week. I know you and Carol are very proud of your weight lifting accomplishments. Life isn’t great unless you make it great! I agree, you can have dreams and set goals. Don’t let anything stop you. Thank you for all your humor and good advice, and again congrats on your accomplishments.

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