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Thankful And Not So Thankful

Author : Gerard Lees
ISBN : 9781861512710
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book tells the story of three small Lancashire villages and their contrasting fortunes in the Great War. One was among the fortunate few in England which passed through not only the First World War but the Second without losing a single man – a ‘Doubly Thankful’ village. The second survived the conflict almost without loss, while the third lost a harrowing total of ten young men from its tiny population. The stories of these villages and the triumphs and tragedies war brought to them have been painstakingly researched by the author, who has painted compassionate portraits of some of the men who returned, and some of those who did not. A fascinating historical adventure.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Not So Thankful For Thanksgiving

Author : Onaolapo Dagunduro
ISBN : 1777319811
Genre :
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You might have always imagined turkeys dreading Thanksgiving dinner. "Not So Thankful for Thanksgiving" puts a spin to this idea as we meet Turf, a cheery, fun-loving turkey who is looking forward to Thanksgiving Day! He's been told that turkeys get to be the spotlight on this special day, and he can't wait to be a part of it. But when it seems Turf's dreams are not coming true and the meaning of Thanksgiving Day appears to be lost, can Turf still find something to be thankful for? Read this delightful and funny twist about a turkey who's eager to celebrate Thanksgiving as it teaches kids that there might still be something to be thankful for even when things do not go as planned.
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The Psychology Of Gratitude

Author : Robert A. Emmons
ISBN : 0195150104
Genre : Psychology
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Gratitude, like other positive emotions, has inspired many theological and philosophical writings, but it has inspired very little vigorous, empirical research. In an effort to remedy this oversight, this volume brings together prominent scientists from various disciplines to examine what has become known as the most-neglected emotion. The volume begins with the historical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations of gratitude, then presents the current research perspectives from social, personality, and developmental psychology, as well as from primatology, anthropology, and biology. The volume also includes a comprehensive, annotated bibliography of research on gratitude. This work contributes a great deal to the growing positive psychology initiative and to the scientific investigation of positive human emotions. It will be an invaluable resource for researchers and students in social, personality, and developmental, clinical, and health psychology, as well as to sociologists and cultural anthropologists.
Category: Psychology

The Genesis

Author : Mekael
ISBN : 1462836852
Genre : Poetry
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The Genesis is such a special collection because from the moment that our Poet penned his first poem, Realization, Mekael came to understand what his lifes purpose and gift was. His purpose, to help save and change the lives of todays youth, by use of his gift as a writer. When asked to summarize his collection, Mekael stated strongly, "My mission is to affect the rate of illiteracy in our country and in order to do that, we must affect change in our children, bolstering in them a love for reading, which will positively affect their ability to write. I want our young people to know and understand that reading and writing doesnt deduct from their ability to be cool, but rather, it enhances their ability to re-define the term cool." When asked about the level of dedication and attention to detail that the production process requires, Mekael stated the following. "As I started the process of choosing and compiling the pieces that would ultimately comprise this collection, I was both proud and amazed to see and count that I had created nearly 600 poems up to that point. This undoubtedly made the pre-production process slightly taxing because I had to force myself to choose 80 pieces of poetry that would best define me as a writer and me as an artist and so, I prayed about it and simply, chose."The Genesis will strongly impact some because of the poignancy of the some of the subject matter contained within some of the pieces. This collection will also generate some strong dialog and discussion for change and creativity.
Category: Poetry

Gratitude Works

Author : Robert A. Emmons
ISBN : 9781118420850
Genre : Religion
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A purposeful guide for cultivating gratitude as a way of life Recent dramatic advances in our understanding of gratitude have changed the question from "does gratitude work?" to "how do we get more of it?" This book explores evidence-based practices in a compelling and accessible way and provides a step-by-step guide to cultivating gratitude in their lives. Gratitude Works! also shows how religious, philosophical, and spiritual traditions validate the greatest insights of science about gratitude. New book from Robert Emmons the bestselling author of Thanks Filled with practical tips for fostering gratitude as a way of life Includes scientific research as well as religious and philosophical insights to show how gratitude can work in our lives From Robert Emmons, the bestselling author of Thanks, comes a resource for cultivating a life of gratitude practices.
Category: Religion

Thankful Living In Troubled Times

Author : Machicote
ISBN : 9781479771516
Genre : Self-Help
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Born and raised in Spanish Harlem in the early 1960’s, to my father, Carlos Machicote, who was Hispanic and Native American. Born in Puerto Rico through the {Taino Nation} and my mother Willie Marie Glenn who was born and raised in New York by way of Savannah Georgia. Which is where her mother and father, Rosa Mae Jackson (my dear sweet Grandmother) and William H. Glenn (my Grandfather) came from. My Grandparents came to New York in the 1940's. My Parents met and came together in the 1960’s and their union gave birth unto three of us. I attended NY Public schools until the age of seventeen. After this I joined the Military for a few years. I then came back to Harlem, NY. My mother passed away when I was Twenty years of age. After that I found myself in a Spiritual frame of mind and on a Spiritual Journey, I found myself entering into a Church in my neighborhood in the month and year of August, 1985 and have been there ever since, and from all these life travels comes these books.
Category: Self-Help

Spirituality For The Skeptic

Author : Robert C. Solomon
ISBN : 0198030770
Genre : Religion
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Is it possible to be spiritual and yet not believe in the supernatural? Can a person be spiritual without belonging to a religious group or organization? In this book, philosopher Robert Solomon offers challenging answers to these questions as he explodes commonly held myths about what is means to be spiritual in today's pluralistic world. Based on Solomon's own struggles to reconcile philosophy with religion, Spirituality for the Skeptic offers a model of a vibrant, fulfilling spirituality that embraces the complexities of human existence and acknowledges the joys and tragedies of life. Solomon has forged an enlightened new path that synthesizes spirituality with emotions, intellect, science, and common sense. His new paradigm, "naturalized" spirituality, establishes as its cornerstone the "thoughtful love of life"--a passionate concern for the here-and-now, and not the by-and-by. Being spiritual doesn't mean being holed up as a recluse, spending hours in meditation and contemplation, Solomon argues. It demands involvement and emotional engagement with others in the struggle to find meaning in our lives. As such, this modern-day spirituality encompasses a passionate enthusiasm for the world, the transformation of self, cosmic trust and rationality, coming to terms with fate, and viewing life as a gift, all of which are explored in depth throughout this book. Spirituality for the Skeptic answers the need for a non-institutional, non-dogmatic spirituality that leads to personal fulfillment and satisfaction. By examining the ideas of great thinkers from Socrates and Nietzsche to Buddha to Kafka, Solomon arrives at a practical vision of spirituality that should appeal to many seekers looking to make sense of the human condition.
Category: Religion

God Is Just Not Fair

Author : Jennifer Rothschild
ISBN : 9780310338574
Genre : Religion
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“This is a book I'll be recommending for years to come.” —Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author Do you believe God is just not fair? If you’re like Jennifer Rothschild, you wrestle with questions when you experience painful circumstances. Does God care? Does he hear my prayers? Is he even there? Blinded as a teenager, Jennifer overcame daunting obstacles, found strength in God, and launched a successful speaking and writing ministry. Then in her 40’s, everything changed. Jennifer hit a wall of depression and discontent that shook her to her core, undermining many of her past assumptions about her faith. Jennifer wondered who God was and why he continued to allow her to struggle and doubt. Where, Jennifer pleaded,is his hand of healing and hope in my life now? This is a book about finding more than just answers. It’s for anyone who needs hope when life doesn’t make sense—for all who reach for a God who feels distant. As Jennifer tackles the six big questions of faith, she will help you: Trust God more than your feelings. Strengthen your faith when you feel beat up by life. Embrace your obstacles and start experiencing their purpose. Face your disappointment and grow stronger from your loss.
Category: Religion

Thankful Blossom

Author : Bret Harte
ISBN : 9781580573061
Genre : Fiction
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Thankful Blossom is a proper young lady, perhaps age eighteen to twenty, during the American Revolution. She lives on a farm near Morristown, New Jersey, at the time General Washington and his army arrive to encamp for the winter. Probably modeled after the real-life Tempe Wick, Bret Harte weaves a tale of intrigue and romance which has entertained readers since its debut in 1876.This masterfully crafted eBook faithfully preserves the 1888 Riverside Press edition, including its illustrations. It is fully searchable and fully printable. (54pp, 962 Kb)
Category: Fiction

True Spirituality

Author : Francis Schaeffer
ISBN : 1414356838
Genre : Religion
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Francis Shaeffer had been serving as a pastor for over a decade when he began to wonder if Christianity really made a difference in people’s lives. True Spirituality, a twentieth-century spiritual classic, outlines the result of his effort to “start at the beginning” and re-examine his faith. The book is a treasure trove of wisdom for Christians trying to discover what true spirituality looks like in everyday life. Includes a foreword by Chuck Colson and an introduction by Dr. Jerram Barrs, director of the Schaeffer Institute.
Category: Religion

Light And Dark

Author : Sōseki Natsume
ISBN : 9780231536189
Genre : Fiction
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Light and Dark, Natsume Soseki's longest novel and masterpiece, although unfinished, is a minutely observed study of haute-bourgeois manners on the eve of World War I. It is also a psychological portrait of a new marriage that achieves a depth and exactitude of character revelation that had no precedent in Japan at the time of its publication and has not been equaled since. With Light and Dark, Soseki invented the modern Japanese novel. Recovering in a clinic following surgery, thirty-year-old Tsuda Yoshio receives visits from a procession of intimates: his coquettish young wife, O-Nobu; his unsparing younger sister, O-Hide, who blames O-Nobu's extravagance for her brother's financial difficulties; his self-deprecating friend, Kobayashi, a ne'er-do-well and troublemaker who might have stepped from the pages of a Dostoevsky novel; and his employer's wife, Madam Yoshikawa, a conniving meddler with a connection to Tsuda that is unknown to the others. Divergent interests create friction among this closely interrelated cast of characters that explodes into scenes of jealousy, rancor, and recrimination that will astonish Western readers conditioned to expect Japanese reticence. Released from the clinic, Tsuda leaves Tokyo to continue his convalescence at a hot-springs resort. For reasons of her own, Madam Yoshikawa informs him that a woman who inhabits his dreams, Kiyoko, is staying alone at the same inn, recovering from a miscarriage. Dissuading O-Nobu from accompanying him, Tsuda travels to the spa, a lengthy journey fraught with real and symbolic obstacles that feels like a passage from one world to another. He encounters Kiyoko, who attempts to avoid him, but finally manages a meeting alone with her in her room. Soseki's final scene is a sublime exercise in indirection that leaves Tsuda to "explain the meaning of her smile."
Category: Fiction

Ponder Learns To Be Thankful

Author : Marla F. Jones
ISBN : 1481715151
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Ponder Porcupine is a pampered young porcupine. Being an only child, Ponder's world is pretty much perfect. He doesn't have to share his toys with any siblings and Mama always makes what he likes for dinner. So when Ponder comes face to face with a not-so-perfect world outside his comfortable home, he is not sure how to react. Ponder discovers that sometimes life is messy and smells bad. When Ponder visits some friends who have fallen on hard times,he learns an important lesson. He quickly sees how blessed he is and learns about being thankful!
Category: Family & Relationships

The Portable Charles W Chesnutt

Author : Charles W. Chesnutt
ISBN : 9781101097595
Genre : Literary Collections
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A collection from one of our most influential African American writers An icon of nineteenth-century American fiction, Charles W. Chesnutt, an incisive storyteller of the aftermath of slavery in the South, is widely credited with almost single-handedly inaugurating the African American short story tradition and was the first African American novelist to achieve national critical acclaim. This major addition to Penguin Classics features an ideal sampling of his work: twelve short stories (including conjure tales and protest fiction), three essays, and the novel The Marrow of Tradition. Published here for the 150th anniversary of Chesnutt's birth, The Portable Charles W. Chesnutt will bring to a new audience the genius of a man whose legacy underlies key trends in modern black fiction. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Getting There

Author : M.D. Birmingham
ISBN : 1452011818
Genre : History
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The fact that you have begun reading this means that you have come to a crossroads. You ultimately, only have one of two choices that you will make. One choice is to continue reading this book and it will (not can) enhance your perspective on life and “being” around others. The book “touches” several genres (inspirational, self-improvement, handicapped, health and fitness, social sciences, philosophy, family, mind, body, and soul) in a combined unique manner and accurately highlights each that is naturally intertwined in this autobiography and anyone's life. This book goes beyond age, gender, social, cultural boundaries, and even time to make it applicable to any human. This autobiography's events were typed and recorded vocally by me, the author, as I regained the physical capabilities. These are all true experiences by me, the author, that were encountered along my journey. The “story” illustrates the similarities of “two worlds” that some people think are completely different; one being “better” than the other. The experiences are presented in such a form to make it relative to any reader. This autobiography was written in the style and format that creatively gives the reader the truthful experience in order. Many people want to be at the top, but how many have and can give perspectives from both “top and bottom.” All emotions are met when reading this book and it is much more than a life story. It is “The story within the life becoming the life within the story!” Near Death Experience Transforms One Man’s Life in Autobiography The surgeon gave his family two possibilities: dead or at best a vegetable, but he is neither Getting There... allows readers to find more meaning in everyday events. Birmingham shares the lessons he has learned, providing readers with hope as they face their own obstacles.
Category: History

Think Like God

Author : Robert Jones
ISBN : 9781622873623
Genre : Religion
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Do you feel as though you're sinking and drowning in life? Have the storms of life been holding you back? If so, then this book is a must-read for you. I have fought and won many battles against the darkness of anger, fear, trust, and doubt; and so can you. I am not a pastor or a theologian. In fact, I have a secular job, just like most of you, which is another reason why you need to read this book: It was written by someone very much like you. It's Time for You to Discover: How to cooperate with the new thing God is doing in you How to avoid the 8 sins that leave no room for God How to find God's wisdom as your ultimate GPS How to break the power of a negative thought How to change your perspective and your life Author Bio: When you need a friend, Robert Jones is available. He is a good listener and does not judge. He will console you and empathize with you but he won't enable you. He will remind you that Jesus loves you and will walk beside you, and if you turn your life over to Jesus great things will happen. Through this book he will be that friend to you, too. Robert turned his life over to Jesus when he was twenty two years of age and has been cultivating that relationship ever since. He has been blessed in his personal and professional life. Robert makes his living as a commercial real estate appraiser and has three beautiful daughters and a handsome grandson. Robert is a man of integrity and strongly believes that the seed principal is not biased in that, what a person sows he will surely reap. Robert's father was a man who has never met a stranger, and has passed that trait along to him. So, if you ever have the opportunity to meet Robert, please don't hesitate because he would be honored with your presence and would love to meet you. keywords: Conquer, Conquer Storms, Life Challenges, Overcome Challenges, Men, Deliverance, Robert Jones, Think Like God
Category: Religion

Cherished Memories

Author : Lynne G. Schwalbe
ISBN : 9781489700223
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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CHERISHED MEMORIES is a poetic history of a loving family spanning six generations from the mid-1850s to the present. Love, romance, humor, joy, sadness, loss, and survival have fifi lled my years. Then, ultimately, contentment is mine. Everyday happenings and surprises are the inspiration for the poetry within these pages. My book is an optimistic view of the tapestry of life. I hope my poetry brings you joy.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Song Lyrics And Poems

Author : HERTHEY HILL
ISBN : 1477271120
Genre : Music
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I do hope these writtings will be very inspirational to you, and inspire you with more hope for the future. I have written a lot of Truck driving songs and Humorus songs also. You will find songs and Poetry of different Holidays too. So come on and let's go on a journey into the past, the present, and hope for the Future.
Category: Music