Pearl Harbor attack
On this day in 1941, Japanese bombers launched a surprise aerial attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, precipitating the entry of the United States into World War II.
DEC 7, 2019: You have many different visions of what you want the next year of your life to be, and you won't get anywhere with any of them unless you pick one idea and stick with it! Being indecisive is understandable, for a while. But you can't carry on too long without knowing where to go next—you need to do whatever it takes to make your choice, today. Getting more information will only confuse and overwhelm you, so focus on what matters. Then decide. Flip a coin if you have to, just get going!
DEC 7, 2019: Someone is stepping into your territory today, but as threatened as you might feel by them, this is no day to engage in any kind of power struggle with them. You're better than they are in so many ways, and they are well aware of this—which is why they are making such aggressive moves. But their tactics are only going to backfire on them, so you don't have to worry about reprimanding them. They just want to bring you down to their level. Don't go there.
An elderly patient needed a heart transplant and discussed his options with his doctor.
The doctor said, "We have three possible donors; tell me which one you want to use. One is a young, healthy athlete who died in an automobile accident. The second is a middle-aged businessman who never drank or smoked and who died in his private plane. The third is a managed care executive who just died after working for 30 years."
"I´ll take the MCO executive´s heart," said the patient.
After a successful transplant, the doctor asked the patient why he had chosen the donor he did.
"It was easy," the patient replied. "I wanted a heart that hadn´t been used."
Oscar-Winning Movies: Surprising Films You Forgot Actually Won
CrashAn ensemble film with interweaving stories of race and social tension in Los Angeles, Crash pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Academy Awards history when it beat Brokeback Mountain for Best Picture in 2006. Ang Lee’s romantic drama between two cowboys was a front-runner for the Oscar that year. While the filmmaker would take the statue for Best Director, increased recognition for Crash leading up to the Oscars gave the film added momentum to land the top prize. The win still remains controversial, as some critics felt Academy voters weren’t ready to award a mainstream movie featuring gay romance.
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DEC 7, 2019: When was the last time you felt truly challenged? Get your fix today by embracing unfamiliar things. Step out of your (too comfy) comfort zone today and put yourself into some uncomfortable situations. Engage with unfamiliar philosophies. Explore new cultures, music or religions. You will find a whole new way of thinking! You do not have to adopt any big changes—just expose yourself to things that are strange, foreign and invigorating. The experience will stay with you for days.
DEC 7, 2019: Sure—any impulse buys you make today might provide temporary relief for your symptoms, but they definitely won't fix the underlying cause. Save your money for another day and instead, take a walk, visit with a friend, or do something else that is free of charge. You'll get much more value of out it. Retail therapy is not a very effective way of dealing with whatever dramas you're going through right now—so avoid the mall and do not get out that plastic!
DEC 7, 2019: Going on and on about your accomplishments doesn't make a good impression on people, but you can't avoid being proud of yourself just because you think you're going to bug a few people. You did what you did, and it was a big deal—so you have a right to crow about it a little bit! Share your accomplishments with the people who care about you, and they'll be delighted and happy to congratulate you. If one of your friends reached a big goal, you'd want them to feel good about themselves, right?
DEC 7, 2019: Today, instead of getting all embarrassed when someone points out what a great thing you did, you'll get a great sense of pride! This is as it should be—and it's a sure sign that you are growing in the right direction. As your ego grows sturdier, your ability to be open-minded grows stronger as well. You'll no longer take things as personally as you used to, because your skin is getting thicker and you are realizing that if you screw up every now and then, the world will not fall apart.
DEC 7, 2019: A hot new adventure is beginning today, but you might not be at the top of the guest list. This minor inconvenience doesn't have to stop you, though—just use some of your creativity to figure a way to elbow your way in on the fun! Luckily, your mind is a creative fountain, bubbling up with unique ways to get yourself an engraved invitation to the inner circle of the movers and shakers. They need you to be there, and you can easily convince them of that fact.
DEC 7, 2019: When everyone's laughing today, you won't find things so funny. It may feel like you're missing out on the joke, but don't let it unnerve you or weaken your self-confidence. You're just a bit out of synch with other people right now, mostly because you've been so wrapped up in your own plans. It's going to take you a little bit more time to get back into the swing of things, so be patient with yourself. They aren't expecting you to be the life of the party—that is, not until you're ready to be.
DEC 7, 2019: It's no secret that having a positive attitude will attract more positive people to you. So why aren't you grinning from ear to ear? You want more good energy around you, and it's up to you to get it. Turn your attitude into a more positive one, and soon enough you will be surrounded by people who can add to your good mood. This is a wonderful time to start a new relationship, whether it's romantic or business. More good people is all you need, right now.
DEC 7, 2019: It's not news that money gives you power—but it also gives you responsibility. Are you fully aware of the responsibilities that you've taken on? It's impossible to take your finances too seriously right now. There are a few unpaid bills that you haven't factored into your budget, and today is a good day to make sure you know exactly how much is coming in and how much is going out. The two are definitely nowhere near equal. The sooner you get an accurate picture, the better.
DEC 7, 2019: Have recent events confused you? If you are not understanding why things are happening the way they are happening, then it's time for you to spend some time sorting through recent events. Today you will have the clarity you need to start seeing some patterns—and rather than depress you, this discovery will inspire you to instigate the changes you need to make in your life. Get distance from the bad influences in your life today, and you will soon be able to break those patterns.
DEC 7, 2019: The friendly competition between you and another intellectual is getting friendlier and friendlier—could there be a mutual attraction brewing here? Take time today to investigate this possibility (but only if you are interested, of course). You could be mistaking their respect for your intellect with an attraction, so be very careful about how far you take your assumptions. You make an excellent partner in anything right now—your listening skills are top-notch and you are ready to compromise.