The Christmas season is often stressful for many and that is probably even more true given 2020 is the year of the pandemic.
Regardless of the challenges you are facing, I hope you can say:
BOOK OF THE WEEK
If you are a fan of A Christmas Carol, you may want to check out this book.
Fezziwig: A Life
By Danny Kuhn
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
For a number of years, I have gone to A Christmas Carol play with friends; but, due to the pandemic this year the performance was cancelled. However, we were able to watch separately one of my favorite versions of this classic film; The George C. Scott version. However, any version you choose to watch will likely put you in the Christmas spirit.
A Christmas Carol (1984)
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
Pitch Perfect 2
Winter Wonderland / Here Come Santa Claus
By Snoop Dogg & Anna Kendrick
ART OF THE WEEK
Outside Christmas Decorations
This is my attempt at outside Christmas decorations so far this year.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
This week I chose one of the greatest managers of all time. One that I tried to emulate myself, but never came close.
Here is an exchange one of Mr. Fezziwig’s employees had to say about him in an exchange with a spirit at a Christmas Work Party. I wish every employee could speak this way about their manager, but unfortunately many can’t.
Spirit, “A small matter to make these silly folks so full of gratitude.”
“Small!” echoed Scrooge.
Spirit replies, “Why! Is it not? He has spent but a few pounds of your mortal money: three or four, perhaps. Is that so much that he deserves this praise?”
Scrooge, in defense of Mr. Fezziwig, “It isn’t that, Spirit. He has the power to render us happy or unhappy; to make our service light of burdensome; a pleasure or a toil. Say that his power lies in words and looks; in things so slight and insignificant that it is impossible to add and count ‘em up: what then? The happiness he gives is quite as great as if it cost a fortune.”
On one level, I agree that everyone we come into contact with is our teacher.
On another level, I believe we have friends and we have enemies.
But keep in mind that sometimes friends become enemies and enemies become friends.
One must know their limitations.
Here is some interesting info on the intelligence of dogs and cats
LAST WEEK’S POLL
If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00
However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life,
only you can do that.