Here's a fun idea: When you laugh or smile--pass it on! A story about giving, sharing, and joy. When you see something terrific, smile a smile and pass it on! If you chance upon a chuckle, hee hee hee and pass it on. Should you spot a thing of wonder, jump for joy and pass it on! So begins Sophy Henn's ode to the excitement of sharing happiness with others. With a refrain that begs to be uttered before every turn of the page, children will eagerly read alongside their parents as they discover how wonderful--and fun!--it is to share the good things in life. After all, if you spread happiness to others, even on a gray, rainy day, when you least expect it, like a bolt out of the blue, a smile or a chuckle might be passed right back to you! This heartwarming, upbeat book is the perfect way to bring a warm ray of sunshine into every reader's life. Praise for Pass It On "A bright message of the power of positive emotion is conveyed in this lovely title . . . A wonderful storytime offering that will inspire little ones to connect gleefully with those around them. Be sure to read this book aloud and pass it on."--School Library Journal "The adorable cast of multicultural kids get up to all kinds of fun . . . This celebratory, feel-good story sends a sweet reminder to young audiences about the importance of finding joy in small things and sharing it with others."--Booklist
A joyful and uplifting picture book about finding happiness in the smallest of things, from picture book star Sophy Henn - World Book Day illustrator and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is one of the most promising young players in the NFL, but he believes that true success lies in leading his team from a perspective of service. In this inspiring, practical book, Deshaun illustrates how the seven qualities of a servant leader can lead to a more successful life. Deshaun Watson was only eleven when his family received a house from Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn through Dunn’s charity, Homes for the Holidays. But that early gift left a lasting impression, teaching Deshaun that generosity and service to others are important parts of true success. Now a star in his own right, and the most promising young player in the NFL, Deshaun reveals the lessons that have guided him throughout his life. From Deshaun’s early days in Gainesville, Georgia, where he nursed his mother through cancer, to his years at Clemson—where he graduated in three years while being nominated for the Heisman twice—to his first few seasons in the NFL, Deshaun has distinguished himself as a leader by putting the others first. In Pass It On, Deshaun opens up about the seven core values that have guided him on his own journey. Generosity Empathy Self-Sacrifice Service Commitment Strength Values in Action Interweaving stories from his life with practical advice that every reader can apply, Deshaun demonstrates how true strength lies in putting others first.
With stories from her travels to five continents, environmentalist, activist, and author Joanna Macy invites her readers to a new way of seeing the world and their place in it. She tells of encounters with individuals who share very personal stories of sudden awakening, unexpected awareness, and the co-mingling of joy and pain. These stories give testament to Macy's belief that even in the darkest moments of despair, hope and change are possible. A celebration of possibility, community, and imagination.
PASS IT ON - Connection Games and Insights for the home, workplace, and communities. A Workbook for Facilitators & Educators of Alternative Therapies. Features a range of creative activities for Team Building, Reflection and Trust. Each section provides games and insights to assist the development of group dynamics:Shift Energy - Create an Atmosphere: Help People Learn - Allow 'Mistakes': Make Learning Easy - Remember Names: A Leader or a Follower? - Express your Voice: Connect to Emotions - Develop a Sense of Play: Move the Body - Deep Listening: Being Juicy - Have FUN!Mette Sorensen is the owner of High Spirits Retreat on the Sunshine Coast.
Why do animals, plants, and people look like their parents? Learn about heredity, genes, and chromosomes in simple-to-understand language. Discover how the father of heredity, Gregor Mendel, unlocked the secrets of how living things pass down traits to their children.
For his first book, Chief Billy Goldfeder, a 40-year fire service veteran, solicited insights and pearls of wisdom from our country's greatest firefighters, fire officers and emergency responders. The stories that make up this unprecedented collection share many perspectives of the emergency service experience and offer invaluable, often hard-won, lessons learned. Every firefighter, from probie to veteran, can find something to take away from these factual, real-life, first-hand stories, which offer a range of emotions—from wit to heartache and basic common sense. Features: • Introductions by Billy Goldfeder to each chapter • Chapters written by a very diverse group of more than 80 well-known fire service veterans • Experiences of some of the best names in the fire service that most of us would not have the opportunity to learn from directly Chief Goldfeder is donating 100% of his royalties equally to the Chief Ray Downey Scholarship and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Every contributor fully supported the benevolent mission of this book.