Lessons learned by an everyday ordinary girl: VF Lili
Lessons in Living: Ordinary Women, Extraordinary God: Cynthia P. White
Lessons Learned: An Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Life written by Brian Scott Sherman is a collection of 33 incredibly true short stories. Brian Scott Sherman is not famous. Most of you have never heard of him. He´s just an ordinary guy doing his best to make the most of the moments he has on this earth. In that way, you probably have a lot in common, and Lessons Learned is filled with stories of daily living, often humorous, sometimes faced with tragedy, and others with personal stupidity. Brian is often referred to as ´´the real life Clark Griswold´´, and you´ll understand the comparison by the end of this book. Lessons Learned will have you Laughing. Crying. Cringing. When Brian began sharing his stories, colleagues and friends suggested he put them in a book. So he wrote Lessons Learned. Sherman´s experiences will touch your heart and inspire you to live each moment, love your family and friends, and follow adventure where it might take you, at least some of the time. From having a man die in his arms, to several near misses with death, to the gut-wrenching pain of leaving his family behind to serve his country, divorce, a troubled pregnancy, a DNA test which solved a 22-year mystery by confirming a beautiful young lady is biologically his daughter, and the tragic accident that took his brother´s life, Sherman has lived a lifetime in a few decades. His mother has won millions in the lottery, he has created a pop culture icon, and was involved with marketing James Dean´s tomb and more. Each story is followed by lessons he´s learned from to encourage and inspire you. If you are looking for a truly enjoyable book that will lighten the heart, lift the spirits, put a smile on your face...not to mention the occasional belly laugh, which just may inspire you to look at life in a way that makes you just a little bit happier, then you should get Lessons Learned: An Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Life by Brian Scott Sherman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Welch, Courtney Lamb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086650/bk_acx0_086650_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Embracing the Ordinary:Lessons From the Champions of Everyday Life Michael Foley
In its innovative magazines and books, Flow celebrates creativity, mindfulness, and the pleasures of paper through a uniquely appealing marriage of ideas and visuals--beautiful illustrations and paintings created by a group of talented professional artists. Now those same artists have opened up their toolkits, sharing secrets, techniques, and point of view to teach the creatively curious how to draw. Here are 50 easy, illustrated step-by-step lessons on how to draw a whimsically curated list of the things we see and interact with every day: a bouquet of flowers, a watering can, a cat, mittens, favorite plants and vegetables, a cup and saucer, a kitchen table, fruit wrappers, a seagull, a dress collar, an apple tree. The lessons take us line by line from early sketch to finished drawing, with space alongside for the reader to draw the same. And unlike other beginner´s drawing guides, every lesson stems from each artist´s particular sensibility. This book is not about learning shapes, but how to create beautiful images with quirkiness and personality. The focus is not on perspective or shading, but the mindful pleasures of doing creative work. Included are special paper goodies, from the instructional (sheets of tracing paper, watercolor paper, colored paper for a singular effect) to the purely joyful--postcards, a 32-page booklet with bellyband, paper doll foldouts, and more.
People are odd. Even the most predictable of us sometimes defy expectations. Add to that the tricks that life plays on us and the world suddenly seems full of impossible things. As an award-winning actor and writer, Rebecca Front has always been fascinated by life´s little quirks. Impossible Things Before Breakfast is a collection of true stories about surprising turns of events, bizarre misunderstandings and improbable life lessons. We learn, among other things, how gazing at the stars can help you communicate with teenagers, how a mushroom can undermine an ancient ritual, and why everyone should wear a cape. Combining elegant writing, wry humour and genuine insight, this brilliant collection prises open the lid on ordinary life and feasts on the impossible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Front. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001311/bk_orio_001311_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Take your playing from ordinary to extraordinary in this all-encompassing book/audio package for guitarists. You´ll receive valuable tips on performing, recording, the music business, instruments and equipment (including electronics), riffs, fills, soloing techniques, care and maintenance, and more. Styles such as rock, jazz, blues, R&B, country and funk are represented through authentic demonstrations for each genre. The accompanying audio includes many of the examples in the book (56 tracks with over 125 audio examples), performaed both in solo guitar format and in a full band setting to hear how important concepts fit in with other instruments and ensembles.
The Lord of the Rings offers us essential lessons in living. Here we discover ordinary virtues like generosity, pity, and hospitality. We meet extraordinary people like Bilbo, Gandalf, Tom Bombadil, and Glorfindel. We learn about the roots of destruction in pride and betrayal, and we find the ingredients for success, such as community and sacrifice. Each of us, even the most simple, is called to a journey. We may be asked to leave behind everything we have grown dependent on. And when this is the case, the tale of Frodo and his friends offers hope that we will be given the strength and the help we need to overcome every obstacle and defeat every foe. This book is meant to help you find the way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002852/bk_blak_002852_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pulling a raisin out of a two-year-old´s nose probably wasn´t on the Buddha´s path to enlightenment, but it was one of the obstacles for author Polly Campbell. For many people, stuck raisins and other real-life moments provide the day´s only opportunity for spiritual growth - and it´s easy to miss the lesson in these ordinary challenges. Imperfect Spirituality explains how to integrate those everyday moments with traditional spiritual techniques to allow personal growth and greater well-being. Any activity can be transformed into a spiritual practice. Don´t have a half-hour to meditate? Can´t drop everything and trek to India? Find mini-meditation while stopped at a red light impossible? Start by brushing your teeth. Imperfect Spirituality is filled with practical tips and dozens of examples like these, as well as anecdotes from real people. It will help you identify, accept, and appreciate your own imperfections as an integral path to your spirit. The advice will lighten your load and give you a new way to think about your own spiritual connection and path. The things you´ve been trying to hide, fix, change, and deny are the very things that will expand and elevate your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meredith Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/001143/bk_bbca_001143_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.