Ups and Downs of Life
For any of you out there who are currently struggling, please try to keep this in mind.
LAST WEEK’S POLLS
Yes, and my beliefs changed 61.11% (11 votes)
Yes, but my beliefs did not change 33.33% (6 votes)
No 5.56% (1 votes)
I don’t want to see it. 50% (7 votes)
I plan to watch it. 28.57% (4 votes)
I’ve seen it. 21.43% (3 votes)
Am I right or am I wrong? 25% (15 votes)
How do I work this? 20% (12 votes)
My God! What have I done? 18.33% (11 votes)
How did I get here? 16.67% (10 votes)
Where does that highway go? 13.33% (8 votes)
What is that beautiful house? 5% (3 votes)
Where is that large automobile? 1.67% (1 votes)
Yes 50% (8 votes)
No 50% (8 votes)
Yes 66.67% (6 votes)
No 33.33% (3 votes)
BOOK OF THE WEEK
I first read this book back in 2008 and have reviewed this book several times since, and it contains ideas that I think we could all use.
The Secrets to a Soulful Life
By Patricia Wayant
Through soulful living, this book invites readers to take a slower pace, enjoy life’s little pleasures, and be thankful for meaningful relationships. With emphasis on connecting with nature, relaxing, and finding inner peace, it offers simple steps that can be taken to bring greater happiness and awareness to life. (Source: Goodreads)
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
I just watched this film again and I just think it is fantastic and I never tire of watching it, although I have no idea how many times I have seen this film. It is one of the best.
Midnight in Paris (2011)
This is a romantic comedy set in Paris about a family that goes there because of business, and two young people who are engaged to be married in the fall have experiences there that change their lives. It’s about a young man’s great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better. It stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni, among others. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
Hard Headed Woman (1958)
By Wanda Jackson
ART OF THE WEEK
The transformer on my old landscaping lights died and a number of my incandescent bulbs had burned out, so we replaced the transformer with a digital transform and replaced the old incandescent lights with new LED lights.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
Jack LaLanne (September 26, 1914 – January 23, 2011) was an American fitness, exercise, and nutrition expert and motivational speaker.
During his career, he came to believe that the country’s overall health depended on the health of its population, and referred to physical culture and nutrition as “the salvation of America”.
Decades before health and fitness began being promoted by celebrities like Jane Fonda and Richard Simmons, LaLanne was already widely recognized for publicly preaching the health benefits of regular exercise and a good diet.
He published numerous books on fitness and hosted the fitness television program The Jack LaLanne Show between 1953 and 1985. One of his 1950s television exercise programs was aimed toward women, whom he also encouraged to join his health clubs. Besides producing his own series of videos, he coached the elderly and disabled not to forgo exercise, believing it would enable them to enhance their strength. (Source: Wikipedia)
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
The six-pack is the absolute gold standard when it comes to fitness. As the picture below clearly demonstrates, everyone looks better with a six-pack.
Please don’t make the mistake I made when starting out in a new relationship.
Warning: This book will not change your life, only you can do that.