The Resource What keeps me standing : a Black grandmother's guide to peace, hope & inspiration, [compiled by] Dennis Kimbro

What keeps me standing : a Black grandmother's guide to peace, hope & inspiration, [compiled by] Dennis Kimbro

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What keeps me standing : a Black grandmother's guide to peace, hope & inspiration
Title
What keeps me standing
Title remainder
a Black grandmother's guide to peace, hope & inspiration
Statement of responsibility
[compiled by] Dennis Kimbro
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Language
eng
Summary
  • In his previous bestsellers, Think and Grow Rich and What Makes the Great Great, Dennis Kimbro revealed the success secrets of highly touted entrepreneurs, corporate climbers, and Olympic athletes, as well as famous black Americans from George Washington Carver to Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey, and Jesse Jackson. In What Keeps Me Standing, he turns to another group of sages and mentors: the grandmothers who have long been the backbone of the African American family and community
  • Over a period of five years, Kimbro contacted one thousand grandmothers---women from a wide range of backgrounds and locations---asking, "If you had to write a one page letter to your children or the next generation, what would you tell them about life?" Their answers, collected here, show that success in life cannot be measured in terms of wealth and material goods alone. The lives they describe and the advice they proffer capture both a richness in spirit and a strong belief in the power of every individual to take charge of his or her own destiny. In the face of racism, both blatant and subtle, financial struggles, and personal setbacks, black grandmothers have helped their communities in thousands of tangible and intangible ways, providing support, inspiration, and love not only to their own children and grandchildren but also to neighbors, friends, and extended families
  • Filled with examples of how even the smallest acts of kindness and compassion can make a difference in the world, What Keeps Me Standing is a treasure trove of wisdom that comes with years of experience, transformation, and growth. It is the perfect gift
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
170/.89/96073
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.W43868 2003
Literary form
non fiction
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1950-
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Kimbro, Dennis Paul
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  • African Americans
  • Conduct of life
  • Inspiration
  • Peace of mind
  • Hope
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • Grandmothers
  • Grandmothers
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What keeps me standing : a Black grandmother's guide to peace, hope & inspiration, [compiled by] Dennis Kimbro
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Contents
Introduction -- Why I was placed on Earth. Surviving is easy; living is difficult. -- Life is the greatest of all statements; make sure yours speaks volumes. -- Chapter One: Life is the greatest of all statements -- What I learned about life and success in the cotton fields of Louisiana -- To dare guide a life -- A good book is your most treasured possession -- Look where you came from -- Hwe Wo Ho So Yiye -- This letter is a gift of happiness -- Success ain't sitting still -- Respect isn't a quality that is easily granted. It can only be earned. -- You are a miracle -- Sing your song -- Not my will but thy will be done -- What you call no chance, may be your only chance -- A good example is the best sermon you can preach -- Once a teacher, always a teacher -- What is life? -- By this guiding light -- Don't allow the trappings of life to distract you from the meaning of life -- A final word or two on the greatest of all statements -- Chapter Two: Live this day -- Jump feetfirst into life and participate -- With all thy getting -- Today is where your future begins -- Snatch the seconds of the day as if you only had this day to live -- Live your dash -- If I could live my life again -- Do it now! -- Closing comments on Live this day -- Chapter Three: Hope -- A place called Hope (I) -- The power of hope -- The hope and contributions of generations gone before -- Hope---it's what keeps me standing! -- The positive expectation of a bright tomorrow -- Overcoming obstacles -- Where there is hope, there's life -- He's an on-time God, Yes He is -- What the dying teach us -- A place called hope (2) -- Not a moment without hope -- This is your mission -- You've got to have hope -- Serving others who are hurting -- Some final words on hope -- Chapter Four: Count it all joy! -- My soul sings the hymn "I won't complain" -- The only two words you should ever speak -- Count it all Joy! -- I am grateful -- An attitude of thanksgiving -- Not a burden, a blessing -- Pass the blessings on to others -- Every day is a blessing -- I am blessed! -- The letter that changed my life -- Counting my blessings -- She was most blessed -- Bless the lives of others -- Final thoughts on Count it all joy! -- Chapter Five: Love letter -- Love is awesome -- Love them unconditionally -- Love is divine -- Love yourself -- The greatest of these is love -- A single word -- Love is as simple as ABC -- Love is ... -- The marvelous power of love -- Love is the best remedy -- A lot of love lasts forever -- The unending love of friends -- Love know no color (I) -- Drying her son's tears after a relationship went away -- Have I taught you to love? -- A mother's love is the sweetest -- Love knows no color (2) -- Chapter Six: Wanted: a man -- Let there be men -- Blessed boys! -- The true measure of a man -- Fatherhood -- A father is hands-on, and those hands never let go -- Being a man is a right to be earned -- Do you call yourself a man? -- A real man -- The making of a man -- Succeeding together -- I am proud of you -- Love, not drugs -- A letter to my grandson who looks forward to his wedding day -- Blessed are the husband and wife -- The love we've lost -- A closing word or two on Wanted: a man -- Chapter Seven: Go and do likewise -- Make a contribution -- Small acts of kindness -- Give a piece of your spirit -- Love them to life! -- A letter to my grandson to say, "Thank you" -- One good turn deserves another -- There's always room at the inn -- It takes a village to raise a child -- The quickest way to heaven -- Never discount a small act of kindness -- Speaking of kindness, you can always be kind to yourself -- Delight in doing good -- Pass it on -- Chapter Eight: What keeps me standing -- Prayer touches the hand that moves the world -- Leave it to God -- The prescription for survival -- Let us be thankful -- Prayer is ... -- I may not know what the future holds but I certainly know who holds the future -- A little faith in a great God -- Sunday service is the highlight of my week -- No one can stop me from praying -- A special prayer for my grandson -- have I taught you how to pray? -- A prayer for a miracle baby -- Buy a Bible and use it -- For those who have gone before -- In my grandsons' names -- A few closing words on What keeps me standing -- Afterword
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ocm51983274
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25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780385506359
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2002041578
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unmediated
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(OCoLC)51983274
Label
What keeps me standing : a Black grandmother's guide to peace, hope & inspiration, [compiled by] Dennis Kimbro
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Why I was placed on Earth. Surviving is easy; living is difficult. -- Life is the greatest of all statements; make sure yours speaks volumes. -- Chapter One: Life is the greatest of all statements -- What I learned about life and success in the cotton fields of Louisiana -- To dare guide a life -- A good book is your most treasured possession -- Look where you came from -- Hwe Wo Ho So Yiye -- This letter is a gift of happiness -- Success ain't sitting still -- Respect isn't a quality that is easily granted. It can only be earned. -- You are a miracle -- Sing your song -- Not my will but thy will be done -- What you call no chance, may be your only chance -- A good example is the best sermon you can preach -- Once a teacher, always a teacher -- What is life? -- By this guiding light -- Don't allow the trappings of life to distract you from the meaning of life -- A final word or two on the greatest of all statements -- Chapter Two: Live this day -- Jump feetfirst into life and participate -- With all thy getting -- Today is where your future begins -- Snatch the seconds of the day as if you only had this day to live -- Live your dash -- If I could live my life again -- Do it now! -- Closing comments on Live this day -- Chapter Three: Hope -- A place called Hope (I) -- The power of hope -- The hope and contributions of generations gone before -- Hope---it's what keeps me standing! -- The positive expectation of a bright tomorrow -- Overcoming obstacles -- Where there is hope, there's life -- He's an on-time God, Yes He is -- What the dying teach us -- A place called hope (2) -- Not a moment without hope -- This is your mission -- You've got to have hope -- Serving others who are hurting -- Some final words on hope -- Chapter Four: Count it all joy! -- My soul sings the hymn "I won't complain" -- The only two words you should ever speak -- Count it all Joy! -- I am grateful -- An attitude of thanksgiving -- Not a burden, a blessing -- Pass the blessings on to others -- Every day is a blessing -- I am blessed! -- The letter that changed my life -- Counting my blessings -- She was most blessed -- Bless the lives of others -- Final thoughts on Count it all joy! -- Chapter Five: Love letter -- Love is awesome -- Love them unconditionally -- Love is divine -- Love yourself -- The greatest of these is love -- A single word -- Love is as simple as ABC -- Love is ... -- The marvelous power of love -- Love is the best remedy -- A lot of love lasts forever -- The unending love of friends -- Love know no color (I) -- Drying her son's tears after a relationship went away -- Have I taught you to love? -- A mother's love is the sweetest -- Love knows no color (2) -- Chapter Six: Wanted: a man -- Let there be men -- Blessed boys! -- The true measure of a man -- Fatherhood -- A father is hands-on, and those hands never let go -- Being a man is a right to be earned -- Do you call yourself a man? -- A real man -- The making of a man -- Succeeding together -- I am proud of you -- Love, not drugs -- A letter to my grandson who looks forward to his wedding day -- Blessed are the husband and wife -- The love we've lost -- A closing word or two on Wanted: a man -- Chapter Seven: Go and do likewise -- Make a contribution -- Small acts of kindness -- Give a piece of your spirit -- Love them to life! -- A letter to my grandson to say, "Thank you" -- One good turn deserves another -- There's always room at the inn -- It takes a village to raise a child -- The quickest way to heaven -- Never discount a small act of kindness -- Speaking of kindness, you can always be kind to yourself -- Delight in doing good -- Pass it on -- Chapter Eight: What keeps me standing -- Prayer touches the hand that moves the world -- Leave it to God -- The prescription for survival -- Let us be thankful -- Prayer is ... -- I may not know what the future holds but I certainly know who holds the future -- A little faith in a great God -- Sunday service is the highlight of my week -- No one can stop me from praying -- A special prayer for my grandson -- have I taught you how to pray? -- A prayer for a miracle baby -- Buy a Bible and use it -- For those who have gone before -- In my grandsons' names -- A few closing words on What keeps me standing -- Afterword
Control code
ocm51983274
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780385506359
Lccn
2002041578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)51983274

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