A short story about Jacob who gets physically and mentally abused by his mother and her new boyfriend after his father leaves the family home. His mother then puts Jacob into a children's home with his older sister in Wales. Jacob and his sister runaway on a number of occasions to get back home to Liverpool. His father has no knowledge of his children in the care system but soon finds out.
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SIMPLE SECRETS TO SUCCESS AND BETTER RELATIONSHIPS.
“Over the years authors have written similar things in similar ways. This is the first time anyone has written a great guide to improving relationships in all areas of our lives, and using just One Rule. It is definitely a page turner.”
Follow the One Rule and you will have confidence in yourself, and everything you are doing in your life.”
Not everybody believes in rules. “One Rule” will help you to establish the basic foundation and guidelines upon which you can build and maintain better personal and business relationships and reach the goals you establish for yourself. It will help you to better understand your spouse or partner, your friends and associates, and most importantly, yourself.
The secrets to success are based on the author’s extensive business career and international life experience. It is a book for all ages because we are never too young or too old to redirect ourselves. Learn how to take yourself out of the equation, in order to more clearly see the best direction to take. “One Rule” will open your eyes to answers you never dreamed were so simple.
There are important chapters on relationships, why they are so important, and how to structure them properly. An informative question/answer section is included from many who participated. You will find a helpful relationship quiz that lets you measure yourself, and how your partner views you. It will help you live a full life, while keeping life simple, and teach how to correct mistakes instead of living with them.
One segment is titled “Rules and Relationship Resolutions,” and there is a compatibility quiz and an extensive “Question and Answer” section that touches on everything from dating, marriage, sex and intimacy to aging, faith and religion.
One Rule will improve your self-esteem, your self-worth, and open the doors to the opportunities in the world. It may be the best personal investment that you have ever made. Isn’t it time you got started?
We went on vacations that included camping and boating. We shared birthday parties, did chores, walked to school, ran track, watched TV, made up scary stories like “The Man with the Golden Arm”, had crazy Halloween parties, sold World's Finest Chocolate Bars and P-Nuttles in a can, did the hide in the trunk routine to get into the drive-in theater for free, did our makeup, got tickled until we almost had an accident, fought, cried, and braided our hair.
Eventually, it was just me at home with Mom and Dad. In my mind, I was still being pushed down the hallway in an upside down stool by one sister, while the Green Monster (oldest sister in a green blanket with a hole in it for her eye) was chasing me as I screamed my head off. Then, all of a sudden, it was time to grow up.
One-on-one discussions about morals and values were not Mom and Dad’s natural parenting style. And we didn’t grow up in a Christian household. I strongly believe if these attributes were present in my childhood, likely there would have been no need for my reckless search for love.
All in all, I think I had a wonderful upbringing compared to most, but I can clearly see how important it was for me to have a well-balanced relationship with my dad, with love affirmations to anchor my heart. I always wanted to please him but didn’t know how, and he didn’t know how to give the kind of affirming love this young girl desperately needed.
If most of us gals are honest, we grew up desiring to meet our Knight in Shining Armor, the one who would rescue us from..........well, you fill in the blanks. I'm sure you could find something. Then we started the process to find him! Some gals are blessed to find him, some unfortunately never find him, and some are blessed to find him eventually after a lot of heartache and pain like me.
It's okay to compromise your own principles to win a potential husband. Right? Isn't he supposed to be our first ministry, top priority? No! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! ALIENS APPROACHING! DANGER! NOTHING BUT LIES!
The messages that have been played to us all our lives have had powerful influence in forming our thoughts about life.
Have you ever had any of the following thoughts?
“He has low self-esteem, that’s why he accuses me of things and doesn’t want me to spend time with anyone else but him, but I can help him feel better about himself”.
My heart pounded and tears flowed down my cheeks. I felt so alone. A sick feeling of rejection began to cover me like a dark heavy blanket. I felt swelling waves of fear and despair wash over me again and again.
There before the judge, I pleaded to find my husband. His response was harsh and demeaning. He pounded both his fists on the desk as if my plea was a complete waste of his time. He yelled, “You're husband is not here and even if he was, he does not want to see you!”
If you're pregnant for the first time, the thought of birthing your child may be rather frightening. You've seen the movies and heard the horrific birthing stories - women screaming and cursing the men who impregnated them. Will that really be what you’ll go through?
Natural birth stories don’t have to look like that, which is why Angel Leya decided to share her experience. Learning how to face childbirth without fear, she was able to overcome the difficulties of labor, birthing naturally not once, but twice. My Natural Birth Story is not only a testimony and touching experience, but a natural childbirth guide for women looking to go natural for the first time. There are links to a plethora of helpful information – from diet and exercise tips, to preparing for various tests that doctors require of pregnant women.
Although not her preference, her experience with natural childbirth in a hospital gave her a unique perspective, which she’s more than happy to share. She hopes you’ll enjoy reading her story as much as she enjoyed sharing it.
Be a Savvy Indie Author. End Frustrations and Overwhelm.
Save time. Save money. Publish High Quality Books that Sell.
A must read guide for Indie Authors.
In BEING INDIE, we'll talk about:
- Steps to creating a highly sellable book (Editing, Cover Design & Formatting)
- How to work with Freelancers and get the best results
- Building an Author Platform (Online Presence, Exposure, Image, Credibility)
- Different Publishing Options
- Marketing Options
- Preparing a Book for Promotion
- How to Grow a Network
- The Pros and Cons of Author Co-Promotion
- Bestsellers and Book Ranking
- DIY Tools,Promotion Sites, and other resources (Free and Paid)
- and much more
After reading this book, I hope you will:
AVOID overwhelm and frustration and succeed as a self published author.
CREATE a long-term publishing plan and SELL more books.
RISE ABOVE the challenges that cause most Indie Authors to FAIL and GIVE UP.
UNDERSTAND this industry we belong to.
BEING INDIE. To be a published author is an achievement few can brag about.
But not all Indies are created equal. This book will give you the edge you need.
How do you survive and thrive in this highly competitive industry?
Are you ready? Let's Begin.
A week before Mother died, she told me a story about a conversation she had with her grandmother a week before her grandmother died. Mother looked at me in a way I knew meant that she needed me to really listen and told me the story. This how the story went:
She said, “My grandmother knew she didn’t have long to live from her stage-four breast cancer when she looked at me and asked, ‘What would you like from me when I die to show you that there is more to life once you pass?’ I felt shocked but responded, ‘I would like one of your red flowers to show up the day you die.’”
Mother continued, “A week passed and I went outside to the back patio to water plants and in a pot that had an old tree, a red flower had appeared as red and as perfect as could be, just like the one I had asked my grandmother for. I later found out that my grandmother had passed away around the same time that flower appeared.”
Mother then asked me, “Now, what would you like from me when I die to let you know there is more to life once I am gone?”
I knew my mother had been fighting a rare blood cancer for years, but she often talked about dying so it did not come as a surprise that we were even having this conversation.
I replied, “I want a red flower, too.”
Mother smirked and replied, “You do not even like flowers. You are not a ‘flower-type girl.’ You would like something different — you do like chocolate. I know! Chocolate flowers!” Mother said with a big, proud grin.
I looked at Mother, shocked, and knew there was no way she could arrange chocolate flowers. I just replied, “Sure, that sounds like me all right.” I smiled and looked at her — there she was with such a genuine grin and twinkle in her eyes. I kissed my mother on her forehead and took a long look in to her hazel eyes. I wondered when I would have the next chance to see her and whispered, “I love you.”
Mother didn’t respond. She didn’t look well — she had a tint of green and yellow to her skin and her thinning hair was a dull salt and pepper color, cut extra short and clinging to her scalp. She had no makeup on, which told me she just had no more energy. I began to walk out of her room and turned to look at her. I wanted to run up to her, shake her, and beg her to tell me she loved me and was proud of me. But when I looked at her, she was already sleeping.
A week passed, and I was busy working at my real estate office. One of my office phones rang, which was a surprise because I normally don’t give that number out. I answered it, and it was a man asking for Jori. I told him that I was Jori.
He replied, “I am at your home, and there is no answer. I have a floral delivery for you.”
I told him I was 20 minutes from my home and to leave them on the porch.
He said, “I need your signature.”
I said, “Just sign my name, and I’ll come right home.”
He replied, “I can’t leave them out; it’s a hot day, and they are chocolate flowers. I’ll go see if one of your neighbors are home.”
I hung up the phone and grabbed my purse when that same phone rang again. I answered it, and it was my stepdad. He sounded upset.
I asked, “Did Mom die?”
“Yes.” He sounded shocked.
“I will meet you at your house, Dad.”
I grabbed my purse, my cell phone, and yelled to my coworkers, “My mom just died. I am going to go help my dad!” I got into my silver Honda and drove home. I felt a dumb shock but was anxious to get my chocolate flowers while I wondered how my mother arranged a chocolate floral delivery at the exact time she passed as promised. I arrived home to the note on my door to go to the neighbor on the right. I knocked on the door and a grouchy, older man answered. Without saying a word, he went to his refrigerator, opened i t, and said, “I think these are for you.”
He handed me this large bouquet of fruits all cut like flowers and dipped in chocolate.
“It looks like chocolate flowers,” he said with a grin, adding “I had a few, and they are great.”
I held my delivery. I opened the small envelope and read the card:
I appreciate you showing us homes and although it has been months, I woke up this morning with a thought that we should do something nice for you today. I hope you remember us. The Johnsons.
This was a previous client who is a pastor. He never knew I had a mother who had cancer nor did I ever mention the conversation about the chocolate flowers. It had been several months since I had heard from this couple who were considering purchasing a home. I called the client, whom I hadn’t even spoken to for such a long time. I was confused and wanted to know what made him decide to send me chocolate flowers, and why that day, of all days? He said he woke up and told his wife that they should do something nice for someone. He thought of me. His wife was the one who thought of sending me chocolate flowers.
“Do you believe in God?” I asked Dad when I met with him at home and handed him the chocolate flowers. He was so hungry from being at the hospital with my
mom all day that he hadn’t even thought of eating. He sat and ate the entire bouquet by himself without saying a word. At that moment, I knew that the chocolate flowers were for my dad, and at that time I did not know then what I know now:
Chocolate Flowers “the book” was for me.
Mama and Dad, you used to be nice.
Now you’re not and I’m paying the price.
Mama and Dad, you used to live together.
Now you don’t. You’ve left each other forever.
Life is so hard, now that I have to choose.
If I choose your house Dad, will Mama lose?
It’s never easy when a kid has to pick.
If I choose your house Mama, will Dad’s heart be sick?
Think about me and how I feel.
Divorce is not pretend. It’s for real.
Can’t you get along and once more be friends?
Can’t you love each other again the way God intends?
It can be lonely parenting a special needs child, but you are not alone.
A Memoir / Self-Help book by Eichin Chang-Lim.
Parenting is a challenging journey, especially when raising a child who requires extra attention. There are days when it feels as if you're trapped in a dark cave with no way out. The lonesomeness and helplessness exhaust you. You may be looking for some words of inspiration to know that you are not alone.
A Mother's Heart is a book for any parent in a similar circumstance. This book is written by a mother raising a special needs son with a genetic disorder. It encapsulates both the elements of a memoir and a self-help book. The author candidly shares her need to make heart-wrenching decisions throughout the journey, including family life and working with the school systems.
This is a book not only helpful for parents with a special needs child, it will also give insights to individuals who may encounter or be involved with parents of special needs children.
Plotless, senseless, with little or no redeeming social value, Resumes That Work satirizes the seemingly endless stream of “How to get a job” psychobabble foisted on the weary job seeker through books, websites, conferences, and workshops each year.
This irrational little tome turns the basic job-search concept on its head working off the assumption that job hunters would really rather do anything but grovel for work.
That being the case, fictitious author Dave Doolittle outlines strategies to embarrass, infuriate, and alienate human resources, interviewers, and bosses, thereby insuring the reader will both avoid gainful employment and have a great time doing it.
Sections are included on writing resumes and cover letters, how to behave at interviews, what to do if you already have a job, and testimonials from satisfied customers. Both text and absurd illustrations – which are a mix of cartoon and reality – are littered with allusions to literature, film, art, and popular culture, adding a further dimension for those who like to puzzle such things out.
A new model for etiquette –that goes beyond traditional etiquette –is needed to keep our public-behavior-wheels turning smoothly. Without it, daily life will continue to be a mine-field where people stumble culturally-- creating the impression that they are ‘culturally clueless’. In The Don't Get Me Started! Toolkit Strategies for a Culturally-Challenged World we offer a toolkit of skills for skillfully assessing and responding to the many challenging situations you may encounter in this rapidly changing world. So whether you are playing games online, using a ‘gender-free’ restroom, sharing a picture on Facebook, conversing with friends in a café, applying in person for a new job or hosting an intergenerational event – you will be able to determine how the rules have changed and act in a manner that assures more successful outcomes. Being ‘culturally-clueless’ may not land you in jail…but it could very well make you less competitive in the job marketplace, less admired among your peers and less respected within your family
If you are pregnant for the first time, the thought of having a baby may be rather frightening. You have seen the movies of the women screaming for epidurals and may wonder, "Is that what having a baby is really like?" Angel Leya decided to share her experiences with pregnancy and natural childbirth, a decision that went against the grain of modern convention and popular opinion. With the help of her husband and doula, she was able to achieve her goals. This book is full of her experiences and includes plenty of useful information to help you prepare for your own labor and childbirth.
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