December 9

Look to the * for today’s advice.

DICK BUTKUS DAY

MIND

John Malkovich 1953

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https://www.johnmalkovich.com/

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
If one could shut off the modern world and all the information that flows, not necessarily into your brain but at your face, and doesn’t benefit anything or make one better informed.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/73037/16-heady-facts-about-being-john-malkovich

https://www.amazon.com/Being-John-Malkovich-Cusack/dp/B002GMN0QQ

*Be John Malkovich and look to improve the quality of your life today. For as long as you can, shut off the modern world of social media. See if you can go all day.

BODY

Dick Butkus 1942

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https://www.profootballhof.com/players/dick-butkus/

Butkus didn’t really workout at all during his playing days, could you even imagine what he’d be like if he worked out?!

http://www.fitlike51.com/2013/06/training-dick-butkus.html

*We are almost to the end of the year. Look in the mirror with your shirt off. Can you imagine what it would look like if you followed 365DOLF every day?

SOUL

Donny Osmond 1957

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https://twitter.com/donnyosmond?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

http://donny.com/

My faith, also really helped me, though for a time, I wondered why my prayers were not being answered.  I have come to know that God gives each of us challenges to overcome, maybe to keep us humble and learn to rely on the love and forgiveness of our Savior, Jesus Christ. It has also become clear to me that a part of the divine plan is to help us grow, to become stronger, which, of course is facilitated by the challenges we face.

http://donny.com/my_beliefs/death-and-soul/

*Use the challenges of today to grow and become stronger. God is giving you these challenges to keep you humble and to rely on the love and forgiveness of your Savior.

MONEY

Lori Greiner 1969

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http://www.lorigreiner.com/

https://twitter.com/LoriGreiner?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

https://abc.go.com/shows/shark-tank/cast/lori-greiner

https://www.qvc.com/lori-greiner/_/N-1z141p9/c.html

In business, there are no “nos.” There is just, “How can I?”

http://money.cnn.com/2015/05/06/smallbusiness/lori-greiner-business-advice/

*The old expression – don’t take “no” for an answer. Spin it around and ask “How can I make things work?”

ENTERTAINMENT

Redd Foxx 1922 – watch Sanford and Son

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https://www.amazon.com/Sanford-Son-Complete-Slim-Packaging/dp/B001DSNEME

“Redd Foxx” wasn’t his real name.

Foxx was born John Elroy Sanford in St. Louis on December 9, 1922. He spent his early teens on the Chicago’s south side, moved to New York in the 1940s, and began hanging out with the man who would become known as Malcolm X. It was Malcolm who dubbed the young comic “Chicago Red” because of his reddish hair. Others called him “Foxy,” so Sanford combined both for his stage name: “Redd Foxx.” A quarter century later, his Sanford And Son character would be named after his father and brother: Fred G. Sanford.

https://www.get.tv/gettv-blog/sanford-and-son-10-facts-about-fred-lamont-and-1970s-classic

*Watch Sanford and Son and soak in all of the life lessons you learn from Fred G. Sanford. The G stands for Growth.

FOOD

Felicity Huffman 1962 – ultimate cold weather soup

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As we all know (and the American Heart Association reminds us) one of the best things you can do for your heart is to incorporate a healthy diet into your lifestyle. To write that sentence is easy, to actually do it, is more challenging.

Here is a great, easy recipe that I make almost every week. It keeps wonderfully in the fridge for a quick lunch, or after a workout or even to help out dinner in a pinch. I found this recipe in Jamie Oliver’s cookbook, Jamie’s Food Revolution.

http://whattheflicka.com/food/

http://whattheflicka.com/ultimate-cold-weather-soup/

https://www.amazon.com/Transamerica-Widescreen-Felicity-Huffman/dp/B000ETRCMQ

*Be kind to your heart and make this healthy soup. Enjoy it while watching Felicity Huffman almost win the Oscar in Transamerica.

SNUB – Kirk Douglas

Review –

  • Improve the quality of your life
  • Do you even workout?
  • Use challenges to grow and become stronger
  • How can you make it work?
  • Watch Sanford and Son
  • Make ultimate cold weather soup