Inspirational Stories and Motivational Stories This is a collection of inspirational stories and motivational stories. These inspirational short stories are chosen so that it may inspire you. These motivational stories are filled with lessons which we all can take home. They are arranged by their different categories. Their main objectives are to impress upon your mind and emotions what some of these people have done. Some of these are people who have succeeded despite the tremendous odds. You and I can make our lives one of these legendary inspirations, as well, simply by having courage and the awareness that we can control whatever happens in our lives. If there's anything you're not happy about--in your relationships, in your health, in your career--make a decision right now about how you're going to change it immediately. Aging John Glenn – The First Septuagenarian Astronaut Anger Scar (New) Christian Nick Vujicic, Life Without Limbs (Favorite) Take the Son (Favorite) Why It Is So Hard To Let Go (New) Amazing Grace Rain Psalm 23 Courage
Town with so Perfect Views Étretat, France is a small coastal town with views so perfect, it’s hard to believe they’re real. Étretat’s population is just a little less than 2,000 people, which means you might be the only one on the roads and hiking paths above the ocean. There, you’ll find picture-perfect natural arches staggered along the coastline for your snapshot-ing pleasure. They’ve served as muses for legendary writers and artists, including Claude Monet.
Chapter 1 - The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux Chapter I Is it the Ghost? It was the evening on which MM. Debienne and Poligny, the managers of the Opera, were giving a last gala performance to mark their retirement. Suddenly the dressing-room of La Sorelli, one of the principal dancers, was invaded by half-a-dozen young ladies of the ballet, who had come up from the stage after "dancing" Polyeucte. They rushed in amid great confusion, some giving vent to forced and unnatural laughter, others to cries of terror. Sorelli, who wished to be alone for a moment to "run through" the speech which she was to make to the resigning managers, looked around angrily at the mad and tumultuous crowd. "It's the ghost!" Sorelli's dressing-room was fitted up with official, commonplace elegance. Sorelli was very superstitious. "Have you seen him?" "As plainly as I see you now!" Thereupon little Giry--the girl with eyes black as sloes, hair black as ink, a swarthy complexion and a poor little skin stretched over poor little bones--little Giry added:
Why People Unfriend On Facebook (INFOGRAPHIC) Classic Short Stories Five Books That Changed My Life I was incredibly lucky that my Mom owned a beautiful second-hand book store throughout my adolescence, because I constantly got to reap the reward of having amazing literature at my finger tips. Whatever I wanted to read, I was lucky enough to get to read. And as a result of the store taking second-hand books, can you even grasp how many amazing books must I got to read, that I never would have known about otherwise? The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran The Prophet is a book you do not keep. The book is too powerful to cherish it secretly. The leather-bound, hardcover edition is quite breathtaking in itself, even before you open it. I shalln’t tell you anything about this book, lest I ruin it. Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk When people ask me, this tends to be the book I most recommend most. Everyone cites Fight Club as Palahniuk’s seminal work, but that is not fair, nor is it accurate. It was this book that reignited my love of writing. This edition of the book was very hard to find after 9/11.
The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura Sacred-Texts Buddhism Taoism Shinto I. The Cup of Humanity Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage. The Philosophy of Tea is not mere aestheticism in the ordinary acceptance of the term, for it expresses conjointly with ethics and religion our whole point of view about man and nature. The long isolation of Japan from the rest of the world, so conducive to introspection, has been highly favourable to the development of Teaism. The outsider may indeed wonder at this seeming much ado about nothing. Those who cannot feel the littleness of great things in themselves are apt to overlook the greatness of little things in others. When will the West understand, or try to understand, the East? Why not amuse yourselves at our expense? Such misconceptions are fast vanishing amongst us. Perhaps I betray my own ignorance of the Tea Cult by being so outspoken. Let us stop the continents from hurling epigrams at each other, and be sadder if not wiser by the mutual gain of half a hemisphere. V.
Ugh, Why Is She Dressed Like That? If you’ve ever hated what you see when looking in the mirror; if you’ve ever deprived yourself of food or almost passed out from working too hard at the gym in order to burn that 100 extra calories; if you’ve ever found yourself thinking, “Ugh, she shouldn’t be eating that,” or “That outfit is a little slutty” when looking at another woman; if you’ve ever insisted that you’ll commit suicide once you turn 40: this article is for you. Ladies, something’s gotta give. The judgments of ourselves and other women about age, weight, looks, clothes, etc has got to stop. Mind you, I’m guilty of it myself. This is nothing new, of course. When we subscribe to the societal doctrine that we, as women, exist to fit in a box as these shiny, pretty things to look good (generally on a man’s arm, but that’s a whole other thing), we continue to validate those very ideals that we should be fighting against and reshaping. So, what are you, then? Insecure about getting older?