Happy Labor Day
I hope all of you are having a wonderful Labor Day Weekend
And for those of you that have to work over the Labor Day Holiday, Thank You
LAST WEEK’S POLLS
Just about as fit as ever 93.33% (14 votes)
I will have a trouble doing every day tasks 6.67% (1 votes)
I will not be able to walk very far (less than a mile) 0% (0 votes)
I will not make it to my 60s or 70s 0% (0 votes)
I don’t want to see it 50% (8 votes)
I plan to watch it 37.5% (6 votes)
I’ve seen it 12.5% (2 votes)
Yes 54.55% (6 votes)
No 45.45% (5 votes)
Yes 52.94% (9 votes)
Maybe 35.29% (6 votes)
No 11.76% (2 votes)
Positive 57.14% (8 votes)
Mixture of positive and negative people 42.86% (6 votes)
Negative 0% (0 votes)
We need to fix our own infrastructure & help our own people 46.67% (7 votes)
We should help our friends, but not our enemies 26.67% (4 votes)
We should aid any country that suffers a true disaster 26.66% (4 votes)
It is a moral obligation to help all other countries, even our enemies 0% (0 votes)
BOOK OF THE WEEK
This is an excellent book and the author, Karen, is particularly interested in helping young girls become more self-confident, develop a strong body image, develop and practice healthy lifestyle habits and successfully manage times of transition.
With that said, I think anyone would benefit from this book.
Strong Beauty – Power Up The Champion Within
By Karen Furneaux
Karen Furneaux, world champion, Sports Hall-of-Famer and international speaker, shares her deepest insights and the golden nuggets that it takes to succeed at your goals.
Karen’s actionable P.O.W.E.R. tools help you to find your unique strengths and bring your best to the world. Building confidence and conviction to energize your life and overcome challenges when you get stuck.
By understanding the energy of emotion and intention, you too can activate your authentic voice and generate the power to succeed through any transition in life.
This is an inspiring resource to have or share with those who have big goals!
Whether you are designing your life, developing your leadership skills or taking on a new opportunity, Strong Beauty gives you the step-by-step tools to POWER UP your inner winner.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
Here is a short film (Five minutes) that I made back in 2010, called Perceptions. It is a “tongue-in-cheek” view of how people perceive the world around them. There are better films out there, but I made this one with my friends and so I love the film even with all it’s flaws.
My good friend Bryant died a few years ago.
What a terrible loss, he was a wonderful person.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher (1967)
By Jackie Wilson
The video that goes along with the music features Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth from the 1942 film “You Were Never Lovelier“
ART OF THE WEEK
Houses have often been works to art. I was really taken by the aerial walkway to this house, that I recently saw on Young Avenue in Halifax.
EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE OF THE WEEK
Working Men & Women Everywhere in the World
Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States. It is recognized as a federal holiday.
Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. “Labor Day” was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City. It became an official federal holiday in 1894.
Canada’s Labour Day is also celebrated on the first Monday of September. More than 80 countries celebrate International Workers’ Day on May 1 – the ancient European holiday of May Day – and several countries have chosen their own dates for Labour Day.
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
There are few greater sartorial power moves than wearing white after Labor Day. Doing so not only bucks the age-old dictate that warns against all shades of ivory after the start of September, but it also establishes the wearer as someone impervious to the grime of daily life. (Source: Vogue)
It is alway a good idea to think, before you speak.
Oh my gosh, how many of us talk ourselves out of doing something, while someone less appropriate for the task does it.
Some of the best advice I received when I was starting out in my professional career was, “Never let the lack of ability stand in my way.” Of course, at the time I was told this, I did wonder why is someone saying this to me (smile)
Warning: This book will not change your life, only you can do that.