Lessons from the Prairie: The Surprising Secrets to Happiness, Success, and (Sometimes Just) Survival I Learned on Americas Favorite Show by Melissa FrancisFor fans of the beloved TV show Little House on the Prairie, a self-help book by Melissa Francis, bestselling author of Diary of a Stage Mothers Daughter and child star of Little House, revealing important life lessons inspired by a childhood on set.
Melissa Francis was only eight years old when she won the role of a lifetime: playing Cassandra Cooper Ingalls on the worlds most famous prime-time soap opera, Little House on the Prairie.
Now in Lessons from the Prairie, she shares behind-the-scenes stories from the set, and lessons learned from the shows dynamic creator, Michael Landon, that have echoed throughout Melissas adult life. With novel insights on hard work, making mistakes, and even spirituality, Francis shares inspirational and practical life lessons that will appeal both to her current TV fans, and fans of one of the most adored TV shows of all time.
In Mandela's own words
With a new year comes new resolutions. For those motivated to learn a new language in , it's important to stay inspired. Language learning, like dropping pounds or exploring a new dance, takes lots of time and practice. The payoff, however, is one that can benefit a life immensely moving forward. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart. Nelson Mandela was a man of much wisdom. A leader of a country once separated by a racial divide, he was one who understood the importance of diversity and togetherness.
Nelson Mandela was an extraordinary man with an extraordinary talent for negotiation. He was also an outstanding public speaker. Among the many words of wisdom he left behind, there is this piece of advice for negotiations:. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. So strongly did Mandela believe this, that he learned Afrikaans during his time imprisoned in Robben Island. The identification between Afrikaans and Apartheid was so strong that many activists were deeply offended when they heard Mandela speaking it to the white warders.
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