In wanting the better life, versus wanting the good life you are in essence, always wanting to strive for more. I relate many aspects of life and how we think, to the central idea of wanting the better life. We all want more, no matter where we are in life, but it’s whether or not we want to put in the effort. I discuss many simple, common sense approaches we can all take to create that better life. It is a quite simple, but constant process. Enjoy the results.
Since the horrific night a drunk driver slammed into their car during his driving lesson, young Teddy has had to live with the memory of seeing his beloved father, Stan, die. Now just sixteen, he carries both sorrow and survivor's guilt. Concerned for her grieving son, Mary decides to put as much distance as she can between Teddy and the nightmarish Phoenix intersection that claimed Stan's life. She moves the family to Stan's small Indiana hometown, a place of peace in which she hopes they can build new memories. There, Teddy finds inspiration in an old book his great-grandfather carried with him to America, a book Bulgarian fathers have always read to their sons. Is Stan reaching out to his son from the grave? Mary also makes an equally life-changing discovery in the small town-Rosetta, Stan's high school sweetheart. The deeper Mary digs, the more she learns of the forbidden love Stan and Rosetta shared. During the Civil Rights Movement, they dared to reach out for love across racial lines. Now as their three lives intertwine, Teddy, Mary, and Rosetta must make difficult choices. Will they choose happiness? Or will old pains cause them to live as victims of circumstances?
Award Winner - "Gold Medal - eLit Award 2016", "Reader's Favorite 5 star Award" "If you want to hear God laugh, just tell him your plan." Dr. Scot Hodkiewicz was happily living the American Dream, having followed his own Great Plan to the letter. But as he would discover, as he drove down the interstate one October day with his wife and three young children, God had an even greater plan for his life. Left with a mangled body and a broken spirit in the aftermath of a head-on collision with a drunk driver, Dr. Scot entered his own personal hell of pain, addiction, and potential tragedy. Initially filled with anger, hatred and self-pity, he would come to understand the power of forgiveness and that his struggles were ultimately the path to his salvation. God’s plan for him was so much more than he could ever imagine. By going through his hell, he found angels to guide him everywhere, and he discovered that heaven is not something we find after death. It can be found right here on Earth; we only have to recognize it. Join Dr. Scot on this miraculous true journey of Getting to Heaven by Going through Hell.
This is Tia’s story about the mother-daughter bond—and the horrible disease—the two women shared. Tia calls it “Mama’s curse.” Mama was diagnosed with breast cancer, just as Tia began her career as a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department in 1981. As Tia rose through the ranks at work, she cared for her mother while raising her two daughters, with the support of her husband. The horrors she witnessed on the streets of LA, such as gang violence, drug abuse, and untreated mental illness, had her questioning her own generational curses, as she encountered some of those woes at home with her siblings. Then the unthinkable happened. Or maybe it was destiny; like Mama, Tia was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Tia’s story is filled with tragedy and triumph. She learns from life’s hardest lessons as she fights to manage the societal woes that adversely affect her life. She ultimately comes to the conclusion that Mama’s curse, was a blessing.
Best selling and award winning book, A Story of Becoming, by Ayn Cates Sullivan, Ph.D. is a beautiful tale that will resonate with readers young and old. This is a story which speaks on many levels to the hearts of readers who will relate to the hopes, fears and dreams of the apple tree as she struggles to survive and fulfill her purpose. Exquisite illustrations provide the perfect backdrop for the words penned in this lovely book, which is sure to become a favorite among readers of all ages.
Ian and the Great Silver Dragon, A Friendship Begins, follows Ian and the Great Silver Dragon Bry-Ankh, a series of stories that sow the seeds for success. These are adventure stories showing middle grade readers how to make their dreams come true. These are books with a positive message and tools for success and personal accomplishment, based on ancient wisdom. The idea is that dreams are “things” that can become real when readers know the recipe. Whatever the heart and mind of an individual can conceive, and believe, it can achieve.
Silky's Christmas by Margaret Arney brings to you an inspirational story told through the art of puppetry. It is a story that will be enjoyed by both children and adults alike. Join Silky and her friend's on their soul nourishing journey. Relive the magic again and again.
Told with sympathy and humor, the five Irish stories in Thomas Rices' Rites of Passage are of homeland lost and recovered, of fierce loyalties, of dashed and regained hopes, of betrayals and humiliations, of boys making their perilous journeys to manhood, of single mothers eking an existence out of stony soil, of the foibles and follies of small town communities, of grown men escaping the long shadow of childhood trauma. Although the themes of the book often have to do with irretrievable wrongdoing, the redemptive undercarriage is a celebration of characters' valiant struggles toward fairness and human dignity.
The “Good Money Bad Money” book is about the Good and Bad aspect of money. You can master the skills required to gain Good Money fast using the tips given in this book. It educates you on how to recognize the Good and Bad Money.
The Johnson family is traveling to new places again. This time, they fly to Boston and Jennifer Johnson wants her kids to experience some of the town’s history while there. Taking a subway ride for the first time, sampling new foods, and exploring impressive landmarks—like the Paul Revere House, the Old North Church, and the USS Constitution anchored in Boston Harbor—add fun and discovery to this family adventure.