You breathe in, you breathe out, and everything you know is gone. Sara Walker knows firsthand what it feels like to have your reality ripped away, scrambled, and shoved back at you in an undone puzzle where pieces are missing and nothing fits. She’s lost so much and is struggling to live and to find the strength to forgive herself for being human. With the help of Lincoln, her husband’s brother, Sara realizes it’s not about finding who she used to be, but about finding who she is now. You breathe in, you breathe out, and everything you know isn’t gone, but reborn.
They stare at her. Point at her face. Shout laughter encased in cruel laughter toward her. Yet, despite it all, Amy shines beautiful. In this heartfelt memoir Amy endures multiple surgeries for her bilateral cleft lip and palate—including a grueling cranial facial surgery at age sixteen just as her older sister Jeannie, a model, competes in a national pageant. When she reaches her private breaking point as the girls around her start to date, she prays just one boy will see past her face of scars and into her heart—and chose her. What happens next shocks the entire student body, and has all of the girls wishing they could trade her places.A sample of Chapter 1:My mother has loved me from the very start.I must have felt her faith as she took me in her arms the day I was born and looked upon my tangled face and into my new blue eyes with courage and complete understanding, knowing the road ahead would be laced with trials and mixed with grace. High school wasn’t supposed to start this way. The same way all of my other school years had started—wearing my same face that brought the painful responses I pretended not to see. Above my basement bedroom, I heard Mom opening and shutting cupboard doors, the weight of her feet flexing the creaky floor in the rhythm of a new morning.I turned my head and inhaled the honest scent of my pillowcase, the fibers holding traces of salt water from nights I carried my burden alone. Not everyone stared at me with critical eyes. Mom stared right into my heart, my being, my soul. She didn’t ask if I was being teased or if I wished I were perfect. I’m not even sure the idea crossed her mind. Instead, she told me I was confident and beautiful, with way more friends than she’d ever had. She said I amazed her. And I believed her.I pulled my right leg to my chest and hugged my knee, then dropped my hand to trace the inch-long scar on the inside of my ankle from an IV I’d had as a new baby. Mom couldn’t remember which surgery caused the scar. But she’d said it had started as a small pierce from a needle and, once healed, had stretched as I’d grown. For some reason moving my finger back and forth over the raised scar brought me peace.My younger sister stirred in her twin bed four feet from mine. She lobbed one arm up and out from under the covers and onto the nightstand where her thick glasses rested. With the other hand, she cleared the tangled hair away from her face. She situated the glasses on her nose and asked, “Is it already time to get up?”I leaned up on one elbow, looking past her silhouette to our bedroom window. “Yup, it’s morning, Toots, even though it’s still dark outside. Jeannie is already up. I call the shower next.”“What’s that sound?”“That squeaky sound?”“Mmm hmm.”“Just Mr. Sorensen. You know, letting his dog, Max, out to pee. His gate squeaks.”“Oh. How’d you know that?”“I’ve been paying attention all summer. Listen. In a minute you’ll hear it again when he goes back inside. I’ve memorized the whole process.”Jeannie, older than me by eighteen months, threw open the door connecting our two rooms. “Hey, I lost the back to one of my pink triangle earrings. Do either of you have a pencil eraser I can use?”“I do,” Toots said. “But don’t use my favorite pencil. Just use one of the regular orange ones over there on my desk.”“I only need half. Thanks, Toots. You’re a lifesaver.”I released my hand from my ankle, stretched both legs down to the end of my bed, then pointed my toes until my feet arched and my calf muscles burned. I’d waited fifteen years to be transformed into beautiful. The “big” surgery, the cranial facial surgery I’d been waiting for, was supposed to have happened before I started high school. Instead, it hung on the horizon teasing me with time until the bone in my face matured. The surgery was partly for me, but mostly for the people who had to look at me.
There are some things in life nobody ever tells you. Things that you somehow just figure out on your own as you grow up, through life experience or observations of how other people handle things, or otherwise through seeking professional help.
For example, dealing with a relationship breakup; facing rejection at school or at job interviews; being betrayed by a friend or a lover; suffering a financial loss; or falling seriously ill.
These are universal experiences that everyone goes through. No one is immune to them. Do you sometimes wish someone had told you how to prevent these negative events, or at least shown you how to recover quickly from setbacks, losses or pain so you could quickly bounce back, focus on the things you love and live a happier, more successful life?
This book includes 12 life strategies designed to guarantee a happier and more rewarding life and teach you how to create a winning mind set so that no matter what life throws at you, you can experience happiness and success and go from strength to strength.
Know what you want and you CAN have it!•Are you tired of working extremely hard at your job only to always end up with more month at the end of your money?•Does it break your heart to let someone else raise your children because you can’t afford or don’t have the freedom to take care of them yourself?•Do you live in a loop, always looking forward to the weekend?•Does it seem like money slips away from your hands at the second that you get it?•Do you daydream of living in abundance but feel lost and out of options on how to accomplish it?•Is not having enough money the cause for stress in your life?•Do you feel like “bad luck” follows you everywhere you go?If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions then you need to download and read this book ASAP!Let me now tell you one thing: YOU HAVE NOT FOUND THIS BOOK BY MERE CHANCE!You have been guided to this book because it’s time for you to create financial abundance in your life. The door of opportunity has opened for you to discover how GOD or the universe can help you get all the money that you want. It is time for you to learn about the universal laws and principles that have created millions of millionaires all over the world. After reading this book, the “secret” that these people have used generate wealth in their lives will no longer be a secret for you. Sneak peek to the content of this book:•Discover how your view of money affects your attainment of it.•Learn how to tune into wealth. •Discover effective techniques to begin thinking more abundantly. •Learn how to prepare to receive wealth in your life. •Discover the Universal Laws that you MUST know if you want to achieve any form of financial success in honest and fulfilling ways. •Learn how to apply the right actions in order to attract more money into your life.•Discover the hidden truth that keeps the masses from living the life of their dreams. •Learn how to have an attitude for success.•Get access to an amazing gift that could change your life!Are you ready to transform your life? If so, what are you waiting for!? Scroll up and SMASH that download button now! You have zero excuses!
This is Book #1 in the Negative Self Talk Series, Deliver Me From Negative Self Talk: A Guide to Speaking Faith-filled Words is a quick read, but it packs a lot of punch and can literally change your life. Negative self talk destroys lives, but it doesn’t have to. Deliver Me gives examples of negative self talk and offers a guide to stopping negative self talk by replacing them with positive faith-filled words.
Note: Book 1 including “popular inspirational articles”is approximately 10,500 words in length.
This book is a motivational and inspirational book written to empower individuals of every age to achieve their life dreams. It consists of five chapters. The 5 chapters in the book were spelt from the word: HANDS, because, it’s in your HANDS to succeed!
H- Hightime you made a move!
A- Accept challenges
N- Never be intimidated
D- Design your own methods to navigate
S- Success is for the ready
If you walk around every day on eggshells, nervous about making a mistake or looking stupid, then you should read this.
If you have a “next big thing” in mind you want to do because you know it will be awesome (starting the business, making the big move, launching the nonprofit, writing the book) but are afraid of doing what it would take to make that thing happen, then you should read this.
The universe is very big. You are very small. In fact, you’re so small and so insignificant in the big picture that you don’t even register to the eye of the cosmos. The universe was here before you were born and will be here long after you’re gone, and your life is but a blip on its vast, vast radar. If your life is to matter, it’s not going to matter to the universe. It’s up to you make your life matter in the only way you can: by doing things that make a difference to you, to those around you, and to those whose lives you touch. Time is short. You have exactly NOW to do whatever it is you’re here to do, or to let the inexorable passage of hours and days and years kill your potential like fruit left to die on a vine.
The universe doesnt hate you, but it doesnt love you, either. Youre just an atom in its infinite workings. The universe doesnt care if you live, die, suffer, or thrive. Whatever your life here will mean is up to you.
Stop worrying so much about what others think and start being who you’re supposed to be. It’s time to do some epic shit.
Motivation & Inspiration, War Lessons, Leadership Principles, High Technology Revealed by Nature
Humans have been with nature for thousands of years, and now there is a special link that is carefully explored and investigated. This connection is closer than it has ever been. This is the source of inspiration, ingenuity, competitiveness, creativity, resilience, happiness, prosperity, and kind loving that are consistent with the best that is happening in the natural world. This wonderful book is for the street, for the workplace, for the political arena, for the business world, for the battlefield, for everyone who loves life and nature.
This book offers radical ways to help us raid the treasure trove of knowledge from nature. It is a book to be read slowly, one verse at a time for digestion and assimilation; it is a book to be read quickly, from the beginning to the end for holding you spellbound and finding the joy of being. Nature has important lessons to teach us from every insect, tree, and rock. Nature can show us the way—the way out of the many problems and predicaments that we face. Nature has inspired modern communities and even whole nations in the quests for the ultimate good life.
Remember: You are not separate from the whole; you are one with the Earth, the ocean, and the air; you don’t have nature; you are nature. The author urges you to read these pages with an open heart. By doing so, you’ll learn to feel the peace and brilliance of nature that truly defines Success.