9/03/18 – Happy Labor Day

CURRENT EVENTS

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

How fit will you be in your sixties or seventies?

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) 

Total Votes: 15
Regarding the movie “Crazy Rich Asians”?

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) 

Total Votes: 16
Is that keyboard player in the “Israelites” video super cool?

Yes  54.55%  (6 votes) 

No  45.45%  (5 votes) 

Total Votes: 11
Do you believe that in America, you can become anyone you want to be, if you will work at it?

Yes  52.94%  (9 votes) 

Maybe  35.29%  (6 votes) 

No  11.76%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 17
The people around you are mostly?

Positive  57.14%  (8 votes)

Mixture of positive and negative people  42.86%  (6 votes)

Negative  0%  (0 votes)

Total Votes: 14
If you could only chose one reaction to foreign aid?

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) 

Total Votes: 15

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

Perceptions (2010)

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

Jackie Wilson

ART OF THE WEEK

Houses

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.

(Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

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)

CHARACTER TRAITS 

SOCIAL TRAITS 

It is alway a good idea to think, before you speak.

LEARNING TRAITS

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)

MISCELLANEOUS 

BOOK 

Warning:  This book will not change your life, only you can do that.

My Final Cover

6 thoughts on “9/03/18 – Happy Labor Day

    • Thank you Tania. I just came across the file that film was in by accident. It is a treasure to me and I appreciate the help you and Walter gave me in making that little film. I’m glad the girls got to watch it, I hope they liked it. At least the roles by their mom and dad.

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    • Yes, I was really taken by it. I keep going over and over the notes I made in the book on my first read of it. It is easy to ready. Every so often I come across a self-help book that really is a help. This is one of them. It is easy to see how those Labs could have got confused with this Labor Day holiday 🙂

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