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Puppies for sale, and other inspirational tales : a "litter" of stories & anecdotes that hug the heart & snuggle the soul

Author: Dan Clark; Michael Gale
Publisher: Deerfield Beach, Fla. : Health Communications, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of over 250 motivational stories of encouragement, guidance, and compassion.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Clark; Michael Gale
ISBN: 1558744525 9781558744523 155874469X 9781558744691
OCLC Number: 37426479
Description: xvi, 336 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Understanding (Puppies for sale --
Puppy love --
Stay --
Support --
One moment in time --
Promises --
Stride to be better --
What goes around comes around --
Tree talk --
Take it from Max --
A swimmer's story --
The circus --
Making memories --
Pay attention --
See --
Paul's best day --
You never know --
The art of being alive) --
2. Parenting (Secret love --
A mother's example --
Special man --
The Spanish lesson --
The last game --
Dad held the rope --
The way it was and still should be --
Honor our parents --
Will I see you again? --
A real champion --
A son's letter --
Family friendship) --
3. Laughter is the best medicine (Plane perception --
The cover-up --
Unexpected laughs --
Humor with family and friends --
Sporting "ha-ha's" --
The things people say --
Religion isn't always serious --
He who laughs, lasts --
Bonus (just for public speaking) --
Best lines --
Why a dog is a spouse's best friend) --
4. Heroes (Tribute to preparation --
"I am the greatest" --
Serve --
Kentucky thoroughbreds --
The loving lady --
Show me the munny --
The company we keep --
Cowboy constitution --
Being a good Kidd --
Self-fulfilling prophesy) --
5. Teaching is the profession that makes all other professions possible (True nobility --
Milking the message out of every moment --
The hand --
An educational system --
Positive discipline --
Classroom management --
Something more --
Building the bridge --
Quiet heroes --
The miracle of Casey --
Wild man --
Whole person learning --
Hands-on education --
Be not weary --
Get involved at school --
Take it personally --
How to pass class) --
6. Tell them how you feel (Together we can make it --
Commitment --
Forgive the mistakes of others --
Pass it on --
Nothing wrong with wealth --
Dreams for sale --
Cancer can't beat his old friends --
Feel) --
7. Look beyond it (Full contact --
Say something nice --
Mall memoirs --
Overcoming --
Goals and why they exist --
Never say never --
Discipline --
The wisdom of youth --
Work for the company --
No free lunch --
Halftime score --
Who'll jump in? --
End in mind) --
8. Best shot (Fear --
Who has it? --
Make a difference --
Learn from others --
Henry Aaron --
Billy Casper: back to basics --
Determination --
Fighting back --
Just a little extra effort) --
9. Life is a story (From slums to judge --
Attitude leads to ability --
Attitude determines altitude --
The magic in us all --
Positive anxiety --
The weight came off --
A special trip --
A working guy --
Player of the year --
Champions see a goal) --
10. Will the future ever arrive? (Give yourself a second chance --
Painful preparation --
"It's gonna hurt!" --
The wrong foot --
One step at a time --
Obstacles and barriers --
The lousy lawyer --
Miss America --
Opportunity at your feet --
Where do words come from?) --
11. For a most unusual person (To "mine" own self be true --
The price of a soul --
What are you worth? --
Be above average --
Desire --
Absorb the bumps --
You've got to want it --
The Olympics) --
12. Communcations concerns (The art of communication --
Art form --
Uniquely smart --
The competitive advantage --
Straight talk --
Don't be a wrecker --
Free speech is out of control --
Hypnotism and lifestyle changes --
Self-talk --
Hold on --
Locked doors) --
13. America the beautiful (An important song --
The teamwork of Sergeant Irwin --
Why should I? --
Duty, honor, country --
Veterans Day --
Women fought, too --
The price of freedom --
To vote or not to vote --
America's Number One gang --
Cookies for all --
Free enterprise --
Sweet Liberty --
Attention! --
Lucky loser --
The American family --
Blurring the lines --
That's the way it is) --
14. Greater sensitivity (Needed? --
No one helped --
Pause and patiently ponder --
Think before you act --
A very bad day --
Killing time --
A shocking word of wisdom --
Mixers --
Look hard before you leave) --
15. Leadership (Who has the key? --
The key to strength --
He who travels the road best --
Be honest --
Patton on leadership --
What really makes a leader? --
Do as I say --
When they need to be --
What motivates us? --
Input equals output --
You can if you think you can --
The kid who couldn't talk) --
16. It's not what's on the outside (It's what inside that counts --
Put garbage where it belongs --
Bird talk --
Praise for diversity --
King for a day --
Get yourself right --
The power of one --
The real McCoy --
Land of opportunity --
We all have the same --
Inventions from African-Americans --
I wil do more) --
17, Spiritual moments (Love is a miracle --
Golden rules --
Quarters for shoes --
Trials --
Never mind, Lord --
A moral revival --
Boomers turn to religion --
Hanukkah --
The Easter egg --
Recognize life's opportunities) --
18. Good luck and be happy (Non illigetemum carborundum --
Do you shun competition? --
Would you tell them? --
Perseverance --
The pearl --
How bad do you want it? --
Does it show on your face? --
Playing the game --
Parable of the eagle --
Clark's credo).
Responsibility: Dan Clark ; with Michael Gale.
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Collects over two hundred of the author's best motivational stories, on such topics as understanding, parenting, laughter, heroes, teaching, love, and leadership.  Read more...

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