Who Are You: Treasured Memories

Who Are You: Treasured Memories

by John E. Coleman

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Overview

Wouldn't it be great if you could just push a button on your computer and have a list of all you memories pop up.
This ingenious book of lists, which is in essence a catalogue of all your memories, does just that.
It's not a diary. it's not a journal. You don't write sentences or paragraphs. You simply make a list. And when you are finished, "the book is truly you". It's your life in lists. It consists of your hopes, dreams, fantasies, best and worst times and funniest moments. It is everything you have wondered, like to remember, need to face, fear, desire, wish, and hope for.
We are all a conglomeration of our hopes and dreams, wishes and ears, accomplishments and failures - an amalgam of all the different: 1) experiences we've had, 2) ideas we thought, 3) feelings we felt, and 4) our physical bodies.
Outside of one's family and friends, the greatest things in a person's life are his memories. It's sad that people don't take time to enjoy our memories more often and learn from them and appreciate what we have.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452559162
Publisher: Balboa Press
Publication date: 11/19/2012
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.34(d)

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Who Are You

TREASURED MEMORIES
By JOHN E. COLEMAN

Balboa Press

Copyright © 2012 John E. Coleman
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4525-5916-2


Chapter One

BEST FRIENDS People with whom you share good times and bad, laughs and tears, throughout the years. don't forget those with whom you are no longer in touch.

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

MOST INTERESTING PEOPLE I'VE MET This can even include people you did not like.

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

- Unknown

HEROES People who inspired you in one way or another. heroes comes from all walks of life. some are in sports, some in education, some in music, in theater or simply from the neighborhood.

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

Humor is my sword and my shield It protects me. You can open a door with humor and drive a truck right through.

- Alan Simpson

FUNNIEST STORIES FROM SCHOOL Ah, youth! Some of the greatest and some of the toughest times in our lives were at school.

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

Cherish yesterday ... Dream tomorrow ... Live today.

BEST TIMES They still make you smile and feel good inside— The greatest moments and periods of your life.

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

      Footprints

    One night a man had a dream.
    He dreamed he was walking along
    the beach with the LORD. Across the sky
    flashed scenes from his life. For each
    scene, he noticed two sets of footprints
    in the sand: one belonged to him,
    and the other to the LORD.

    When the last scene of his life flashed
    before him, he looked back at the
    footprints in the sand. He noticed that
    many times along the path of his life
    there was only one set of footprints.
    He also noticed that it happened at the
    very lowest and saddest times in this life.

    This really bothered him and he
    questioned the LORD about it. "LORD,
    you said that once I decided to follow
    you, you'd walk with me all the way.
    But I have noticed that during the most
    troublesome times of my life, there is
    only one set of footprints. I don't
    understand why, when I needed you
    most, you would leave me."

    The LORD replied, "My precious,
    precious child, I love you and I would
    never leave you. During your times
    of trial and suffering, when you see only
    one set of footprints, it was then that
    I carried you."

WORST TIMES In retrospect, it's interesting. The bad times don't seem as bad ... They don't hurt anymore ... Maybe you can even laugh!

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

Live life so you never have to look back and wish you'd tried something.

FAVORITE MOVIES Movies touch us, teach us inspire us, make us laugh and make us cry. What are some of the films that you will never forget? —John Coleman

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

    An Irish Tribute


    God then Made Man,
    The Italian for Music and Art,
    The French for Fine Food,
    The German for Intelligence,
    The Swedes for their Beauty,
    The Jew for Religion,
    And on and on until
    He looked at what
    He had created and said,
    "This is all very fine, but
    No one is having any fun.
    I guess I'll have to make me an
    IRISHMAN."

FAVORITE TV SHOW List the most unforgettable episodes and series. What do you watch today?

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

The only true comment on a piece of music is another piece of music.

- Igor Stravinsky

SONGS THAT MEAN SOMETHING TO ME Music touches times in our lives and chords in our hearts. It's general and specific. It's wonderful.

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

Turn your stumbling blocks into stepping stones.

BOOKS Which are your favorites and why? Is there one you always wanted To read and are still curious about? Did one or more dramatically affect your life?

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

What hunger is in relation to food, zest is in relation to life.

- Bertrand Russell

FAVORITE FOODS Include meals, recipes, candy, appetizers, breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts.

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

      Little Things

    Most of us
    miss out
    on life's
    big prizes.
    The Pulitzer.
    The Nobel.
    Oscars.
    Tonys.
    Emmys.
    But we're
    all eligible
    for life's
    small pleasures.
    A pat
    on the back.
    A kiss
    behind the ear.
    A four-pound bass.
    A full moon.
    An empty
    parking space.
    A crackling fire.
    A great meal.
    A glorious sunset.
    Hot soup.
    Cold beer.
    Don't fret
    about
    copping life's
    grand awards.
    Enjoy its
    tiny delights
    There are plenty for all of us.

WATER Favorite rivers, lakes or oceans.

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

Life only demands from you the strength you possess.

- Dag Hammarskjold

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENTS Yours, your friends', maybe some you've only heard or read about.

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

When I have listened to my mistakes I have grown.

- Hugh Prather

REGRETS We've all had a few. Sometimes they weren't so bad ... sometimes they were.

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

We all carry it within us: supreme strength, the fullness of wisdom, unquenchable joy. It is never thwarted and cannot be destroyed.

- Hutsin Smith

LIVING PEOPLE WITH WHOM I'D LIKE TO DINE ... or hang out, party, go to a ball game or a fight, see a movie, watch TV or vacation.

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

A true friend or a good family helps your health as much as a doctor.

DEAD PEOPLE WITH WHOM I'D LIKE TO DINE Family, friends, notable historical figures.

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

A man's doubts and fears are his worst enemy.

- William Wrigley, Jr.

BIGGEST FEARS From snakes to sharks to airplane crashes or fire, What are yours?

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

Sin your way to happiness.

FUNNIEST WORK STORIES For most, their jobs have elements of drudgery, But some of the things that would be missed If we didn't have to go to work are ...

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

On the outside one is a star. But in reality, one is completely alone, doubting everything. To experience this loneliness of soul is the hardest thing in the world.

- Brigitte Bardot

IF I COULD CHANGE PLACES WITH SOMEONE, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

Attitude is everything.

- John Coleman

INCIDENTS THAT SHAPED MY PERSONALITY There are incidents in our lives that affect us so much we are never quite the same. this may even send us down a different path in life.

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

Dreams come true ... if you make them. You have to do the work.

- John Coleman

MY DREAMS Describe them in a little detail and note both the upside and downside of achieving them.

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations in your own mind as to what you cannot do.

Don't think you cannot. Think you can.

- Darwin P. Kingsley

HOW WOULD I LIKE TO BE DIFFERENT? Your personality, your physical attributes, job status, place in life, health, family situation ...

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

- Helen Keller

DECISIONS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE What choices altered the path of your life, and why did you make them? How did your life change?

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

Pleasure is the only thing to live for. Nothing ages like happiness.

- Oscar Wilde

PET PEEVES What really bugs you—anything and everything! From personal things to politicians to cats ...

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

If I accept the sunshine and warmth, I must also accept the thunder and the lightning.

- Kahlil Gibran

THINGS I DIDN'T WANT TO DO ... BUT I DID They can change your life. Did you meet a friend or lover, avoid an accident, bump into a job or career?

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

      Press On

    Nothing in the world can take
    the place of persistence.
    Talent will not;
    Nothing is more common than
    Unsuccessful men with talent.
    Genius will not;
    Unrewarded genius is almost a
    proverb.
    Education alone will not;
    The world is full of educated
    derelicts.
    Persistence is determination
    alone are omnipotent.

BEST TEACHERS Teaching is the most important profession. Include coaches and mentors.

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

On Life What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.

- Colette

MENTORS If you are lucky enough to have had one or more, you are an extremely fortunate person. How did they help?

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

In all things of nature there is something marvelous.

- Aristotle

BIGGEST INSECURITIES We all have our own flaws that trouble us. Sometimes all it takes to accept them is to admit them!

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream.

- Harry Kemp

FAVORITE PLACES List the most incredible spots you've ever visited or lived in, or that have always intrigued you.

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

"I love you!" The three most important and powerful words in the world.

- John Coleman

THINGS I WISH I'D SAID Maybe you were afraid, momentarily speechless or just wanted to avoid a fight. Here you can say anything you want without any repercussions.

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

It takes a long time to grow young.

- Pablo Picasso

GUARDIAN ANGELS If you believe in angels, do you believe they can take human form? Do angels help us in times of need (and hide their identity)? When have angels helped you, your friends or your family?

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities; they will never come.

- Janet Erskine Stuart

THANK YOUS One last chance to say it. Include the ones left unsaid!

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

(Continues...)



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Table of Contents

Contents

Who Are You Treasured Memories....................vi
Directions....................vii
Best Friends....................1
Most Interesting People I've Met....................3
Heroes....................5
Funniest Stories from School....................7
Best Times....................9
Worst Times....................11
Favorite Movies....................13
Favorite TV Show....................15
Songs that Mean Something to Me....................17
Books....................19
Favorite Foods....................21
Water....................23
Most Embarrassing Moments....................25
Regrets....................27
Living People With Whom I'd Like to Dine....................29
Dead People With Whom I'd Like To Dine....................31
Biggest Fears....................33
Funniest Work Stories....................35
If I Could Change Places With Someone, Who Would It Be And Why?....................37
Incidents that Shaped My Personality....................39
My Dreams....................41
How Would I Like to Be Different?....................43
Decisions that Changed My Life....................45
Pet Peeves....................47
Things I Didn't Want to Do But I Did....................49
Best Teachers....................51
Mentors....................53
Biggest Insecurities....................55
Favorite Places....................57
Things I Wish I'd Said....................59
Guardian Angels....................61
Thank Yous....................63
If I Had Known Then....................65
Good Deeds....................67
Best Features....................69
Biggest Faults....................71
Physical Flaws....................73
Things To Do....................75
Ten Times I've Cried....................77
What's Keeping Me From Achieving What I Want?....................79
Pledges to Myself....................81
Favorite Vacations....................83
Trips to Take....................85
Best Practical Jokes....................87
One Year Till Painless Death....................89
Three Wishes....................91
Money....................93
Adventures....................95
Personal Accomplishments....................97
Biggest Lessons Learned....................99
Concerts, Plays, Performances....................101
Favorite Pets....................103
Biggest Fights and Quarrels....................105
Memorable Neighbors....................107
Parties and Celebrations....................109
Most Memorable Projects....................111
Favorite Jobs....................113
Most Infuriating People....................115
Holidays....................117
Favorite (and Not-So-Favorite) Sports Heroes....................119
Time Capsule....................121
Writers....................123
Flowers, Plants and Trees....................125
Secret Places....................127
Advice....................129
Games....................131
Darkest Hours....................133
Favorite Jokes....................135
What Do You Believe About Spirituality, God and Life After Death?....................137
Biggest Changes in the World In Your Lifetime....................139
Favorite Artwork....................141
Favorite Photos of Myself....................143
Funeral Plan....................145
Prized Possessions....................147
Family Tree....................148

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