Building Character One Step at a Time
by Jay Armstrong
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Pub Date 01 Nov 2023 | Archive Date 18 Dec 2023
Courageous. Inspirational. Witty. And miles from ordinary.
We never really know how we’ll react when life throws us a curveball, but Ordinary Hero shows us how to dig deep and persevere through each setback.
Blindsided by an incurable, progressive brain disease that impairs speech, vision, motor skills, coordination, and balance, Jay Armstrong bravely stares down his new reality, and through his determination to fight on, he continues to inspire countless people.
A father of three young children, a husband, and a high school English teacher, Jay was only 33 when diagnosed with cerebellar atrophy. Basic tasks quickly became anything but simple, yet this disease transformed an ordinary life into an extraordinary one. It forced Jay to hit the reset button and gave him a new, refreshing perspective on life.
In Jay’s unforgettable follow-up to Bedtime Stories for the Living, the award-winning author takes us on a journey as he shares stories about everything from accepting a life-changing medical diagnosis to standing in line at the food store to discovering why you should always wear deodorant. These creative, introspective, and heartfelt lessons teach us how to build character one day at a time.
Ordinary Hero will make you laugh and cry as it examines how fragile life is, how enduring adversities builds big character, and how wisdom is waiting for you in the pearls of your daily routine. These poignant reflections will encourage you to slow down, embrace uncertainty, and discover the unique power that resides within you.
Unmask your potential and read Ordinary Hero today!
"Embark on Jay Armstrong's inspiring journey in 'Ordinary Hero,' where he transforms life's lemons into cake, celebrating resilience, strength, and character-building amidst an incurable disease. Discover the extraordinary power of finding humor and inspiration in even our darkest days."
Chris Palmore. Best selling author of "The Mechanics of Gratitude", "The Little Book of Grief, Grace, and Gratitude" and host of GratitudeSpace Radio.
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This is a fantastic read. Jay Armstrong has been knocked down a few times, but he keeps getting back up. Despite being diagnosed with an incurable brain disease, he bravely forges ahead and candidly shares with us from his unique perspective how he’s turned everyday setbacks into opportunities to build character and become stronger from each obstacle cleared. Jay’s resilience to live his best life in spite of it all is truly inspirational. This book is packed with powerful stories that will motivate you to get up, stop complaining and keep going!
Jay Armstrong takes us on his journey after being diagnosed with cerebellar atrophy. He faced this, as this is what his life is now, and he chooses to continue living life. His stories are meaningful, heart felt, and the changes he lived with since his diagnosis. You don't know what you are capable of until you have to find the courage to move on from uncertainty. He dug deep, and found the person he is now,
Reading what the book was about, the last sentence is, Unmask your potential and read Ordinary Hero today! I learned many things by reading this book, I discovered insight in helping my grandson, with his medical diagnosis, One of my favorite stories, was the conversation with his son in the car. Ordinary Hero, is a reminder, that life is going to throw you curveballs, and when it does, dig down deep and find the courage to continue living life, and find the person you are now.
I received an ARC from Victory Editing NetGalley Co-op.