“Number One” was a phrase my father—and, for that matter, my mother—repeated time and time again. It was a phrase spoken by my parents’ friends and by their friends’ children. Whenever adults discussed the great Chinese painters and sculptors from the ancient dynasties, there was always a single artist named as Number One. There was the Number One leader of a manufacturing plant, the Number One worker, the Number One scientist, the Number One car mechanic. In the culture of my childhood, being best was everything. It was the goal that drove us, the motivation that gave life meaning. And if, by chance or fate or the blessings of the generous universe, you were a child in whom talent was evident, Number One became your mantra. It became mine. I never begged my parents to take off the pressure. I accepted it; I even enjoyed it. It was a game, this contest among aspiring pianists, and although I may have been shy, I was bold, even at age five, when faced with a field of rivals. Born in China to parents whose musical careers were interrupted by the Cultural Revolution, Lang Lang has emerged as one of the greatest pianists of our time. Yet despite his fame, few in the West know of the heart-wrenching journey from his early childhood as a prodigy in an industrial city in northern China to his difficult years in Beijing to his success today. Journey of a Thousand Miles documents the remarkable, dramatic story of a family who sacrificed almost everything—his parents’ marriage, financial security, Lang Lang’s childhood, and their reputation in China’s insular classical music world—for the belief in a young boy’s talent. And it reveals the devastating and intense relationship between a boy and his father, who was willing to go to any length to make his son a star. An engaging, informative cultural commentator who bridges East and West, Lang Lang has written more than an autobiography: his book opens a door to China, where Lang Lang is a cultural icon, at a time when the world’s attention will be on Beijing. Written with David Ritz, the coauthor of many bestselling autobiographies, Journey of a Thousand Miles is an inspiring story that will give readers an appreciation for the courage and sacrifice it takes to achieve greatness.
A Narrative of a Journey of Five Thousand Miles Through the Eastern and Western States of America; Contained in Eight Reports Addressed to the Thirty-nine English Families by Whom the Author was Deputed, in June 1817, to Ascertain Whether Any, and what Part of the United States Would be Suitable for Their Residence. With Remarks on Mr. Birkbeck's "Notes" and "Letters."
'A Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With A Single Step' is Jocelyn Shaffer's fourth collection of original poems that cover a range of topics from family life to modern day living written in a light hearted, fun way. Jocelyn's take on life will undoubte
What will you do if today is the last journey of your life? Are you ready to meet your creator or are you ready to let go the person you love most? Journey of A Thousand Miles is about Thomas life journey during the death of Sarah and his baby Abigail. From the journey of grief, losing faith in god and finding hope from the angels sent by God in human form. It will challenge our view of the purpose of our life on earth, people who haven't grow in true grace and unprepared for the greatest things from God. Life is like a thick door in one's path, a door that recedes before us as we advance. No one will ever know what is beyond that door. We can only know step by step by opening one door at a time. We never know what the future holds. We can never know what events a single day may bring in our life. These events sometimes fill us with happiness and success and sometimes beyond that door we may find unexpected and undesired events. All of us go through each door in our life and anxious to open the next one. If we plan our steps in a proper way it will lead us to success. In our entire life, everyday we take a step and continue to walk till we rest in peace.Many of us don't realize that in each door that we open God is standing there to walk with us but sadly very often we walk pass by him and pretend not to notice him. The steps we take with God will be beautiful when we come to the final journey because during times of trouble and pain, God will walk in our path and carry the burden for us. Life is beautiful if we know how to live it. So don't despise the little steps you know you can take every day. There are tiny miracles in each and every one of them.
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Inspirational Wisdom Quote Sketchbook Doodle Pad. Do the Difficult Things While They Are Easy and Do the Great Things While They Are Small. a Journey of a Thousand Miles Must Begin with a Single Step. Quote from Lao Tzu
This attractive large format sketchpad features an inspirational quote from Taoist sage Lao Tzu. "The Journey of a Thousand Miles begins With One Step." Any fan of Lao Tzu or wise sayings will love this sketchpad. It features modern stylish typography on an artistic colorful background. The full quote is featured on the back of the sketchbook: "Do the difficult things while they are easy and Do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
Five young people, from some of the most poverty -stricken areas in a developing nation, and not having met before, have one thing in common, a driving desire not to give in to the unforgiving squalor and heartache they are born into, and which had always created an unending circle trapping the majority of young people born under the same circumstances.Each using creativity and individual talent to carve a swathe through the unrelenting, mind numbing destitution and lack of family structures for support, the five realise, when their paths cross, that their individual lights might shine in the darkest room but it is a collection of lights fused together that will cut the brightest path in pitch darkness.Recognising that their joint abilities will bring positive attention (and much needed help) to their communities, they use music, dance, dialogue and songs to tell a message of vast possibilities, redemption and hope, to their own peers. In the desire to lift up some of those they left behind, they in turn, find a higher purpose and meaning for their own lives.
Donovan Stokes was raised in historically rich Charleston, South Carolina, where as a young boy he would walk along King Street and watch life in the South colored with a sensitive and spiritual nature. He felt the pangs of an oppressed soul and longed for a better life. One day while traveling, he noticed weeds growing through cracks in a sidewalk and marveled how weak but strong they were growing from such difficulty. That simple thought gave him inspiration in seeking new directions through life in the military and college where he would eventually earn a Bachelor's degree in Social Science and Education.