Then,just as quickly, her guilt changed to resentment. It wasn't her grandchildren's fault that they didn't know anything about luck.
Author: Paul Crane
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Ernest Hale is honest, hardworking, thoughtful, generous, and kind. He is a fine husband and a wonderful father to his son and daughter. In short, he is a good person. A good person, that is, who is having a very bad day.
What happens to a person by luck will be just what does not happen through his or her agency, what just happens to him, as opposed to what he does or makes.
Author: John Kekes
Publisher: Cornell University Press
In this profound and yet accessible book, John Kekes discusses moral wisdom: a virtue essential to living a morally good and personally satisfying life. He advances a broad, nontechnical argument that considers the adversities inherent in the human condition and assists in the achievement of good lives. The possession of moral wisdom, Kekes asserts, is a matter of degree: more of it makes lives better, less makes them worse. Exactly what is moral wisdom, however, and how should it be sought? Ancient Greek and medieval Christian philosophers were centrally concerned with it. By contrast, modern Western sensibility doubts the existence of a moral order in reality; and because we doubt it, and have developed no alternatives, we have grown dubious about the traditional idea of wisdom. Kekes returns to the classical Greek sources of Western philosophy to argue for the contemporary significance of moral wisdom. He develops a proposal that is eudaimonistic—secular, anthropocentric, pluralistic, individualistic, and agonistic. He understands moral wisdom as focusing on the human effort to create many different forms of good lives. Although the approach is Aristotelian, the author concentrates on formulating and defending a contemporary moral ideal. The importance of this ideal, he shows, lies in increasing our ability to cope with life's adversities by improving our judgment. In chapters on moral imagination, self-knowledge, and moral depth, Kekes calls attention to aspects of our inner life that have been neglected because of our cultural inattention to moral wisdom. He discusses these inner processes through the tragedies of Sophocles, which can inspire us with their enduring moral significance and help us to understand the importance of moral wisdom to living a good life.
Happens to women all the time, I know. It's just that it had never happened to me before. He acted interested, like I said. And turns out he wasn't.
Author: Rosalind James
Publisher: Rosalind James
A little distraction can be a wonderful thing. New Zealand All Blacks rugby star Nate Torrance has a job to do, and the biggest rugby boots in the world to fill. He can’t afford to lose his focus, especially not to a brown-eyed Canadian who pushes all his buttons and looks much too good in a rock climbing harness. Allison Villiers may not know what she wants to do with her life, but she’s clear about one thing. She’s not impressed by the new captain of the All Blacks, however big a deal he is to the rest of New Zealand. If only her unfortunate taste for adventure didn’t keep leading her astray … Pride and Prejudice goes Down Under in more ways than one in this steamy New Zealand sports romance. Fans of Jill Shalvis, Catherine Bybee, and Kristin Higgins will enjoy this book.
My bat just happens to be where it ought to on every pitch . ... Magoo has an ability to avoid harm , since he avoids harm only by amazingly good luck .
Author: Guy Axtell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This is a unique collection of new and recently-published articles which debate the merits of virtue-theoretic approaches to the core epistemological issues of knowledge and justified belief. The readings all contribute to our understanding of the relative importance, for a theory of justified belief, of the reliability of our cognitive faculties and of the individuals responsibility in gathering and weighing evidence. Highlights of the readings include direct exchanges between leading exponents of this approach and their critics.
With Mona off her suspect list, it was only a matter of time before someone ... and she never thought about what would happen if she actually found him.
Author: Rick Tuber
It has been seventeen years since Rick Potter's life fell apart in a mess of family drama. After a botched robbery and the brutal murder of his spouse, Rick escapes to Shanghai to distance himself both geographically, and emotionally, from the tragic events that haunt him. When Rick decides it is time to make a quick visit to Los Angeles to see his sons, he finds that history is about to repeat. Unbeknownst to Rick, the timing of his visit coincides with the release of his daughter-in-law, Kendra, who was convicted of murdering his wife. Kendra was framed for the crime and is hell bent on revenge. On his last night in town, Rick reluctantly agrees to meet his first wife, Tara, for dinner at a pretentious bistro, unaware that this would be her last meal on earth. After his return to China, while sipping tea at his favorite teahouse, he is approached by two serious-looking cops--undoubtedly, the harbingers of another dark saga. It doesn't surprise him to be considered a suspect in the investigation--it was just his f***ing luck to have both of his wives murdered. Author Rick Tuber takes readers on an amusing and chaotic ride in this, a "noirmedy" (noir + comedy) that is the unravelling of Rick Potter's sequel to Should Have Seen It Coming. His particular brand of humor in the darkest of situations will compel you to laugh at the characters as much as dreading the consequences.
Natasha couldn't believe her luck, then a cold thought hit her. ... she was going to take what was offered and that meant that luck just happens sometimes.
Author: Steven R. Harrison
Chronological Explorer Steve Wilberforce has the whole of recorded history to save when his time machine falls into the wrong hands, a thief out to correct a mistake on her last heist. With car chases, scrapes with the law and time travel spanning five centuries, that's a lot to sort out. Add in bad costume choice and an automated man servant whose upgrade to distinguish himself from Action Man costs aC--500, things can only get worse. Bonus sneak peak material! The 1st chapter of 'Attack of the Atomic Airships!' Introducing Air Group Captain Sebastopol Valiant, the steampunk missing link between Harry Flashman and Biggles. Can be found at the end of 'Digital Yesterdays'
Well you're in luck. I just happen to have a castle, right there in Madrid. If you want, I can show it to you. It's called Palacio Real. You'll like it.
Author: Craig S. Bell
In the wake of the 2001 September eleventh terrorist attacks, the New York Times reported that the New York CIA station, headed by a woman, was located in a building of the World Trade Center complex. When the Trade Towers came down, the adjacent CIA office was destroyed as well. Business people and students going overseas were recruited by this CIA station to gather intelligence information while abroad. This is the story of one such person, the challenges he faced, and the effect of his longstanding relationship with the CIA Station Chief.
Lucky people have the knack of bouncing back from loss, failure or painful illness. ... People who believe that things just happen to them without warning, ...
Author: Carol O'Connor
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Business & Economics
WHAT ARE THE 50 SECRETS OF GREAT LEADERS THAT THE REST OF US SHOULD KNOW? The Secrets of Great Leaders reveals the 50 things you need to know to motivate and inspire those around you. Every one of the 50 secrets in this book contains 3 strategies you can put into practice right now. Some of the ideas will surprise you, all will inspire you. Put these simple strategies together and you have a recipe for professional success, a formula that will unlock your leadership potential. WHAT DO GREAT LEADERS KNOW THAT THE REST OF US DON'T? Do they have a secret recipe for success? Is there a special alchemy to leading people? Whether you want to motivate your team, master public speaking or establish guiding principles and set priorities, this book provides the tools and techniques you need. With nuggets of wisdom gathered over years of experience, for every type of leadership situation, it gives you everything you need to know. THESE ARE THE REAL LEADERSHIP TIPS YOU NEED TO GET AHEAD ABOUT THE SERIES Some books promise a lot but fail to deliver as they are hard to use in your daily life. The Secrets series boils down the essentials into short, quick lessons - expert advice on a wide range of challenges that's easy to apply. Every secret contains three strategies that make it simple to put them into action on a regular basis. Whether you want to improve your efficiency, clear your desk, or be on top of your work, these books provide the key secrets you need.
What happens for me is that when that hot , panicky feeling rises up , I just need to get it out of my system , and sometimes the easiest way to do that is ...
Author: Julia Walton
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Category: Young Adult Fiction
From the author of Words on Bathroom Walls—now a major motion picture—comes a romance in the spirit of Dear Evan Hansen about overcoming anxiety—and about finding love and friendship in unlikely places. ★ "A masterpiece" —Kirkus, starred review "Bad luck follows lies." That was the first rule for life that Leo's Greek grandmother, Yia Yia, gave him before she died. But Leo's anxiety just caused a fight at school, and though he didn't lie, he wasn't exactly honest about how it all went down . . . how he went down. Now Leo's father thinks a self-defense class is exactly what his son needs to "man up." "Leave the Paros family alone." That was Yia Yia's second rule for life. But who does Leo see sitting at the front desk of the local gym? Evey Paros, whose family supposedly cursed Leo's with bad luck. Seeing that Leo is desperate to enroll in anything but self-defense class, Evey cuts him a deal: she'll secretly enroll him in hot yoga instead—for a price. But what could the brilliant, ruthless, forbidden Evey Paros want from Leo? Sharp, honest, and compulsively readable, Just Our Luck is as funny as it is heartwarming. "A feel-good story, with shades of Holes and The Karate Kid" —Bulletin
Author: Kenneth Heath ChavisPublish On: 2017-01-17
You are a wonderful man and we know that you love all of us as a family and for that we love you too, good luck Joe.” Melissa sits down and everyone ...
Author: Kenneth Heath Chavis
Category: Family & Relationships
A thirty-two year old self made Millionaire (Joe) has always found it hard to find the woman of his dreams, one that would love him and not his money. He runs into a bit of a problem when he cuts his best friend and employee Alexs pay for not doing his job. Alex seeks revenge by setting up a plan with his wife (Liz) and her attractive best friend (Julia) to hurt Joe by getting Julia to date him for a short time and then they would get married. After a year of marriage she would divorce him and take half of his multi-million dollar estate. Alex also knows that after the plan is finished that Joe would be very hurt emotionally as well because of the divorce. A fiction story with twist and turns, love, hate, happiness, sadness, comical and filled with a whole lot of surprises. This is a story for all readers.
I want to suggest that good things don't just happen. Although luck, the arbitrary happenings of events or outcomes, does exist, the truth is that you ...
Author: Clarita Bassett
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
I AM, Imagination, Action, Memorization—The Way to Your Absolute Best is a step-by-step guide to developing the power that makes your dreams come true. Clarita Bassett’s book teaches you how to use and develop your imagination to bend reality. Her formulas and techniques help you manifest your greatest desires. You are the master of your dreams, and the power to make life feel like a dream is within your grasp. Learn how to set, act, and track goals meant to lead you to your biggest and loftiest dreams. Develop discipline and prepare to do what’s necessary to stay ahead of the crowd. Train your body, mind, and spirit to seek and respond to positive vibrations and open yourself up to receive cosmic downloads. Align your purpose with universal principles. Then learn to live in the moment and appreciate all that you have here and now—your gifts, talents, loved ones, and the wonder of life itself. Finally, Clarita teaches you basic meditation techniques to help you live a longer, happier, and healthier life.
Slowly she turned around and, for once, her eyes didn't find the ground. They were firm on his. “I just wanted to check on you before everything happened,” ...
Author: Kelley Vitollo
Publisher: Entangled: Bliss
Betsy Harris has worked hard to make sure her life appears as normal as possible. With how shy she is, she’s sure everyone in Shamrock Falls already knows there’s something different about her, but she’ll do anything to keep them from learning her secret. Especially Jace Macnamara, the guy she’s been crushing on since she moved to town. Only, when Jace makes Betsy an offer that will solve her money problems, she finds herself a whole lot closer to the gorgeous lawyer than she ever expected. Jace just found out he needs a wife ASAP. His childhood home—the last reminder he has of his deceased parents—can only become his if he marries, but Jace, ever the playboy, never dreamed of settling down for real. Neither Betsy nor Jace wants to ruin their friendship when their fake marriage inevitably ends, so they vow to keep things light, professional, easy. But as Betsy comes out of her shell, Jace begins to see his "wife" for the beautiful, caring woman she is. Suddenly, there’s a lot more at risk than just his inheritance. Each book in the Shamrock Falls series is STANDALONE: * Lucky Break * Luck of the Draw * Just My Luck
Author: Alexandra SlattenschekPublish On: 2017-07-20
luck. is. just ... What happened? ... These hormones and gene manipulation let persons gain, men and women, that is, what happens all over the planet.
Author: Alexandra Slattenschek
Category: Family & Relationships
Do you have health problems or mood swings? Do you have weight problems or just feel unhappy most of the time? In Your luck is just around the corner - happy food- happy mood you will find some answers nobody will tell you from the beginning. There is a huge industry behind food, especially processed food and it is making us sick. Instead of living a longer healthier life diseases like diabetes, stroke, cardio vascular problems, Alzheimer disease, Parkinson, allergies and cancer appear everywhere around us. The answer why and a possible way to overcome these issues are written in this book. Feel free to take from this book whatever you like and enjoy a new healthy high vibrant feeling in your body, happy feelings and a glowing skin as well.
This type of thing—getting hit with errant volleyballs, palm trees falling on my car—never used to happen to me. At least, not with the alarming regularity ...
Author: Jennifer Honeybourn
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Funny and fresh, Jennifer Honeybourn's Just My Luck follows a teen who has to get her good luck back by returning items she stole—all while falling for a hotel guest. Marty has terrible luck and she knows exactly why. While working as a housekeeper at the ritzy Grand Palms hotel in Maui, Marty made it a habit to steal small items from the guests. What better way to stick it to the rich snobs they have to clean up after? Marty knows how to turn her luck around—she just has to return all of the items she stole. When Marty meets Will, a new guest who is staying for the summer, she does the one thing she always promised herself she'd never do—fall for an out-of-towner. But Will's special, different from the other guests at the hotel. Maybe Marty's luck is finally turning around. After a string of misunderstandings and accidents threaten Will and Marty's relationship, Marty has to find a way to fix her luck for good—or say goodbye to Will forever.
Call it what you will , but if you are among the millions of people who think luck only happens to someone else , then think again . Yours will change just ...
Author: Peter Kash
Category: Business & Economics
Without the benefit of an Ivy League education, independent wealth, or powerful connections, Peter Kash achieved outstanding success by recognizing what most business people today do not understand: that success is based on trust and human interaction. With more than 100 examples and anecdotes from his own experience and the experiences of highly successful individuals including Richard Branson, and Arnold Schwartzenegger, Kash shows readers how to use this knowledge to recognize opportunities that others have missed and derive maximum value from them. This inspiring book also offers a list of the twenty keys to success, as well as a description and analysis of a business deal from the moment the opportunity presents itself to its successful closing. Helping new graduates and business people at any stage of their careers identify and adopt the behaviors that lead to success, Make Your Own Luck teaches the overlooked lessons essential to business prosperity.