Any Ordinary Day

Warm, candid and empathetic, this book is about what happens when ordinary people, on ordinary days, are forced to suddenly find the resilience most of us don't know we have.

Author: Leigh Sales

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 174377351X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories - and a terrifying brush with her own mortality - sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event. What are our chances of actually experiencing one? What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next? In this wise and layered book, Leigh talks intimately with people who've faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Expecting broken lives, she instead finds strength, hope, even humour. Leigh brilliantly condenses the cutting-edge research on the way the human brain processes fear and grief, and poses the questions we too often ignore out of awkwardness. Along the way, she offers an unguarded account of her own challenges and what she's learned about coping with life's unexpected blows. Warm, candid and empathetic, this book is about what happens when ordinary people, on ordinary days, are forced to suddenly find the resilience most of us don't know we have.

An Ordinary Day

Libby Gleeson's text cleverly combines Jack's observations with his thoughts, and Armin Greder illustrates the story with striking use of charcoal and pastels.

Author: Libby Gleeson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781865043586

Category: Australian fiction

Page: 32

View: 784

Nothing could improve the everyday, grey day walk to school for Jack - except perhaps his imagination. Libby Gleeson's text cleverly combines Jack's observations with his thoughts, and Armin Greder illustrates the story with striking use of charcoal and pastels.

Just an Ordinary Day

Here are tales of torment, psychological aberration, and the macabre, as well as those that display her lighter touch with humorous scenes of domestic life.

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307573599

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 722

Acclaimed in her own time for her short story “The Lottery” and her novel The Haunting of Hill House—classics ranking with the work of Edgar Allan Poe—Shirley Jackson blazed a path for contemporary writers with her explorations of evil, madness, and cruelty. Soon after her untimely death in 1965, Jackson’s children discovered a treasure trove of previously unpublished and uncollected stories, many of which are brought together in this remarkable collection. Here are tales of torment, psychological aberration, and the macabre, as well as those that display her lighter touch with humorous scenes of domestic life. Reflecting the range and complexity of Jackson’s talent, Just an Ordinary Day reaffirms her enduring influence and celebrates her singular voice, rich with magic and resonance. Praise for Just an Ordinary Day “Jackson at her best: plumbing the extraordinary from the depths of mid-twentieth-century common. [Just an Ordinary Day] is a gift to a new generation.”—San Francisco Chronicle Praise for Shirley Jackson “[Jackson’s] work exerts an enduring spell.”—Joyce Carol Oates “Shirley Jackson’s stories are among the most terrifying ever written.”—Donna Tartt “An amazing writer . . . If you haven’t read [Jackson] you have missed out on something marvelous.”—Neil Gaiman “Shirley Jackson is unparalleled as a leader in the field of beautifully written, quiet, cumulative shudders.”—Dorothy Parker “An author who not only writes beautifully but who knows what there is, in this world, to be scared of.”—Francine Prose “The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable.”—A. M. Homes “Jackson enjoyed notoriety and commercial success within her lifetime, and yet it still hardly seems like enough for a writer so singular. When I meet readers and other writers of my generation, I find that mentioning her is like uttering a holy name.”—Victor LaValle From the Trade Paperback edition.

An Ordinary Day with Jesus

The promise of this course is that it is possible for every believer to live one ordinary day with Jesus.

Author: John Ortberg

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780310245865

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 614

In the routine moments of an ordinary day . . . you can experience the reality of God s presence. Christ entered our broken world to give us life in all its fullness. Not just in pinnacle experiences, but in every situation, every relationship, every activity. As you learn to recognize and welcome Christ s presence into every moment, ordinary days become filled with a tangible sense of God s presence. Suddenly, you are experiencing all of life with God--not just Sundays or "quiet times." Even more, he is transforming you in the process. You begin to experience the kind of ongoing, close connection to God you ve longed for. An Ordinary Day with Jesus show you how to: invite Christ to work alongside you recognize and hear the Holy Spirit s voice use the spiritual pathways that best connect you to God eliminate hurry and simplify your pace of life wake up and go to sleep in Jesus name open everyday relationships to him, learning even from difficult people spend soul-replenishing time alone with God plan, commit to, and actually experience an entire day with Jesus Experiencing God s presence in your everyday life doesn t necessarily mean doing new things. It means doing the things you already do in new ways--with him. An ordinary day with Jesus truly can be the greatest day you ve ever had. Best of all, it can lead to an extraordinary life!"

An Ordinary Day

ISBN : 978-1-4592-6060-3 AN ORDINARY DAY Copyright © 1998 by Arlynn
Leiber Presser. All rights reserved. Except for use in any review, the reproduction
or utilization of this work in whole or in part in any form by any electronic, ...

Author: Vivian Leiber

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459260600

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 848

Life, Laughter and Love…. All in an ordinary day— Facing a lifetime of solitude, Princess Serena was determined to shed her twenty-four-karat cuffs for twenty-four hours of hot dogs, baseball and homemade apple pie. The only thing in her way—the impossibly broad shoulders of her bodyguard, Dylan MacPhail. And an extraordinary night! Young and vivacious, Serena had given up ever marrying, in order to ensure her kids' succession to the throne. It seemed medieval to an all-American guy like Dylan, but he was just her bodyguard.—and the one man who could give her a day to remember. Except she was the one woman his heart would never forget.

An Ordinary Day

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Description: First edition. | New York : Beach Lane Books, [2020] | Summary: “An
ordinary day in an ordinary neighborhood turns out to be extraordinary in this
story ...

Author: Elana K. Arnold

Publisher: Beach Lane Books

ISBN: 1481472623

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 268

An ordinary day in an ordinary neighborhood turns out to be quite extraordinary in this moving story about the circle of life. It’s an average day in the neighborhood—children play, roses are watered, and a crow watches over it all. But then two visitors arrive at two houses, one to help a family say hello to a new baby and one to help a family say goodbye to a beloved pet. This sensitive picture book takes a gentle look at life, death, the bonds of family, and the extraordinary moments that make ordinary days so special.

The Gift of an Ordinary Day

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overflow with music, knowing that next year, we will keep thepiano closed. I
willproofread an English essay on Thoreau,make biscuits from scratch, watch ...

Author: Katrina Kenison

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446558095

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 189

The Gift of an Ordinary Day is an intimate memoir of a family in transition-boys becoming teenagers, careers ending and new ones opening up, an attempt to find a deeper sense of place, and a slower pace, in a small New England town. It is a story of mid-life longings and discoveries, of lessons learned in the search for home and a new sense of purpose, and the bittersweet intensity of life with teenagers--holding on, letting go. Poised on the threshold between family life as she's always known it and her older son's departure for college, Kenison is surprised to find that the times she treasures most are the ordinary, unremarkable moments of everyday life, the very moments that she once took for granted, or rushed right through without noticing at all. The relationships, hopes, and dreams that Kenison illuminates will touch women's hearts, and her words will inspire mothers everywhere as they try to make peace with the inevitable changes in store.

Directions how to Spend Every Ordinary Day to God

10 DIRECTIONS How to spend every Ordinary Day to God , REMARKABLE
DEATHS OF TWO YOUNG MEN . SOME Serious Reflections on Death , AND
THE UNCERTAINTY OF TIME . Surviving Mortals , mark it well , As none their
time of ...

Author: Christian Society for Promoting Religion and Piety among the Poor (Leeds, England)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Future life

Page: 12

View: 439


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The Open Couple An Ordinary Day

Two plays written by the Italian farceur, Dario Fo, in conjunction with his wife and fellow-performer.

Author: Dario Fo

Publisher: Methuen Publishing

ISBN: 9780413640505

Category: Italian drama

Page: 79

View: 708

Two plays written by the Italian farceur, Dario Fo, in conjunction with his wife and fellow-performer. Both plays start with the breakdown of a relationship and deal with the fate of women in a society in which both the social system in which they live and its dominant ideology are shaped by men.

Just Another Ordinary Day

Amanda's ordinary day has her riding to school with a Tyrannosaurus rex, talking after lunch with an alien, sailing a pirate ship at the school library, and riding home on an elephant.

Author: Rod Clement

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606155991

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page:

View: 449

Amanda's ordinary day has her riding to school with a Tyrannosaurus rex, talking after lunch with an alien, sailing a pirate ship at the school library, and riding home on an elephant.

The Secret House

Describes the invisible physical and biological events in a house that are a part of everyday life, such as the eggs quietly breathing in the refrigerator and the electrical force fields curling out of the wall sockets.

Author: David Bodanis

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780425188422

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 127

Describes the invisible physical and biological events in a house that are a part of everyday life, such as the eggs quietly breathing in the refrigerator and the electrical force fields curling out of the wall sockets.

No Ordinary Days

Every day can hold so much tenderness and wonder when seen with fresh eyes and a grateful heart. This book illuminates your world in practical waysand helps you to see beyond the ordinary to everything thats quietly miraculous.

Author: M. H. Clark

Publisher: Compendium Publishing & Communications

ISBN: 9781943200641

Category: Self-actualization (Psychology)

Page:

View: 611

Every day can hold so much tenderness and wonder when seen with fresh eyes and a grateful heart. This book illuminates your world in practical waysand helps you to see beyond the ordinary to everything thats quietly miraculous. Featuring small exercises for mindfulness, stress relief, gratitude, and forgiveness'and all can be done in five minutes or less'you can shift your perspective, create new patterns, and feel connected to the extraordinary things that are around you and in you.

Not An Ordinary Day

His failure will result in him getting arrested for murder. Will the police believe him? Will Kyle have any luck convincing the police? Will there be a happy ending to this story? Not everything is what it appears to be.

Author: Noor Al-Adnani

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781716483998

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

View: 306

One fateful morning, Kyle found his family dead. Murdered. His life was never going to be the same again. Kyle knows who killed his family and would stop at nothing to get him arrested. However, his own freedom hangs in the balance for the sake of justice. His failure will result in him getting arrested for murder. Will the police believe him? Will Kyle have any luck convincing the police? Will there be a happy ending to this story? Not everything is what it appears to be.

An Extraordinary Ordinary Day

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Author: Maria Wolf, Dr

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 147728639X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 20

View: 499

A simple tale to give children understand a simple perspective of Alzheimers disease.

An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days

When I began the journal for 2008, I was looking forward to recording another
ordinary year of ordinary days in the life of a working writer. I expected to meet
contractual obligations for two novels; do some personal and professional
traveling; ...

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292784384

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 282

From Eudora Welty's memoir of childhood to May Sarton's reflections on her seventieth year, writers' journals offer an irresistible opportunity to join a creative thinker in musing on the events—whether in daily life or on a global scale—that shape our lives. In An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days, best-selling mystery novelist Susan Wittig Albert invites us to revisit one of the most tumultuous years in recent memory, 2008, through the lens of 365 ordinary days in which her reading, writing, and thinking about issues in the wider world—from wars and economic recession to climate change—caused her to reconsider and reshape daily practices in her personal life. Albert's journal provides an engaging account of how the business of being a successful working writer blends with her rural life in the Texas Hill Country and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico. As her eclectic daily reading ranges across topics from economics, food production, and oil and energy policy to poetry, place, and the writing life, Albert becomes increasingly concerned about the natural world and the threats facing it, especially climate change and resource depletion. Asking herself, "What does it mean? And what ought I do about it?", she determines practical steps to take, such as growing more food in her garden, and also helps us as readers make sense of these issues and consider what our own responses might be.

Taking Back Astronomy

Clearly, in the preceding phrases the word “day” must mean an ordinary day from
context — not a period of time. ... The Hebrew word for day means an ordinary
day (and is never translated as “time”) when in any of the following contexts: (1) ...

Author: Dr. Jason Lisle

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 1614580774

Category: Science

Page: 128

View: 914

"This book is meant to be an introduction only - a starting point to a biblical view of the universe. . . . Who knows what amazing truths are waiting to be discovered if only the shackles of secular thinking are removed. Now is the time of discovery..." Take a breathtaking look at the universe that is comprehensive guide to the heavens! Sit back and explore the world at your fingertips in this book which: Explains the scale and size of the universe that is hard for our minds to imagine - yet can only indicate the Master's hand at work. Over 50 full-color, rarely seen photos of stars, nebulas, and galaxies. Filled with facts that challenge secular theories and models of the universe - how it began and how it continues to amaze the scientific community. Explores numerous evidences that point to a young universe: magnetic poles of planets, the spiral shape of galaxies, comets and how long scientists think they can last, and much more. With a doctorate in astrophysics from the University of Colorado, Dr. Jason Lisle is your guide to the universe beyond our world in this remarkable book. Step out among the stars and experience the truly awesome power of God through this glimpse of His vast creation.

Ramadan Activities

An Ordinary Day” Instructions The purpose of this game is to provide students an
exciting way to gain insight into the day-to-day life of a Muslim child. While some
daily activities are different, most are the same as those done by any typical ...

Author:

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480798762

Category:

Page: 5

View: 658

Celebrate Ramadan with the entire class! With these engaging activities, students will play An Ordinary Day, a themed board game.

Achievement

Even some very difficult things just don't seem to be achievements. For example,
consider the surgeon, Dr Bob. Surgeon. A typical day's work for Dr Bob is filled
with difficult, albeit routine, surgeries (appendectomies, etc.). On even an
average ...

Author: Gwen Bradford

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019102340X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 998

From the magisterial to the mundane, achievements play a role in the best kind of human life, and many people think that they are of such importance that they are worth pursuing at the expense of serious sacrifices. Yet for all that, no philosophers have devoted more than a few short passages to discerning what makes achievements valuable, or even what makes something an achievement to begin with. Gwen Bradford presents the first systematic account of what achievements are, and what it is about them that makes them worth doing. It turns out that more things count as achievements than we might have thought, and that what makes them valuable isn't something we usually think of as good. It turns out that difficulty, perhaps surprisingly, plays a central part in characterizing achievements and their value: achievements are worth the effort. But just what does it mean for something to be difficult, and why is it valuable? A thorough analysis of the nature of difficulty is given, and ultimately, the best account of the value of achievements taps into perfectionist axiology. But not just any perfectionist theory of value will do, and in this book we see a new perfectionist theory developed that succeeds in capturing the value of achievement better than its predecessors.

Ordinary Light

Sometimes after Mom had died, I'd be going along as if everything were fine, as if
the day were any ordinary day. And then the fact of her death—no, not simply the
fact of her death but rather the facts of her death and her life; her presence in ...

Author: Tracy K. Smith

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307962679

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 879

From the dazzlingly original Pulitzer Prize-winning poet hailed for her “extraordinary range and ambition” (The New York Times Book Review): a quietly potent memoir that explores coming-of-age and the meaning of home against a complex backdrop of race, faith, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter. The youngest of five children, Tracy K. Smith was raised with limitless affection and a firm belief in God by a stay-at-home mother and an engineer father. But just as Tracy is about to leave home for college, her mother is diagnosed with cancer, a condition she accepts as part of God’s plan. Ordinary Light is the story of a young woman struggling to fashion her own understanding of belief, loss, history, and what it means to be black in America. In lucid, clear prose, Smith interrogates her childhood in suburban California, her first collision with independence at Harvard, and her Alabama-born parents’ recollections of their own youth in the Civil Rights era. These dizzying juxtapositions—of her family’s past, her own comfortable present, and the promise of her future—will in due course compel Tracy to act on her passions for love and “ecstatic possibility,” and her desire to become a writer. Shot through with exquisite lyricism, wry humor, and an acute awareness of the beauty of everyday life, Ordinary Light is a gorgeous kaleidoscope of self and family, one that skillfully combines a child’s and teenager’s perceptions with adult retrospection. Here is a universal story of being and becoming, a classic portrait of the ways we find and lose ourselves amid the places we call home. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide