S: The Alchemist
BC: Looking into the stars I wonder what the future holds Will it hold violence or peace? Honesty or Jealousy Anger or happiness Thoughts that have no answer Are foreshadowed by actions That we make We choose our future with our actions No one knows what will happen Live with the present because tomorrow is not guaranteed The creator of all things choose our fate We must follow and accept what we are given | I dedicate this book to everyone who helped me along with my Journey. You have all been a blessing and I will share my treasure as I promised
FC: The Alchemist | The boy who followed his dream to find the meaning of life | From Luck: to Omens: to believing your Heart
1: “The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times." | Recurring Dreams: Voice of the Child: Treasure in Egypt
2: "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." Buddha | Follow your Personal Legend: You have one Life: Live without Regret | Conscience | Love | Teacher | Savor
3: Leek Frittata 2 cups of leeks sliced 1/2 stick butter 2 Tablespoons olive oil 2 Tablespoons lemon juice 1 tsp sugar 7 eggs 1/2 cup goat cheese 1 lb pork sausage salt and pepper 4 oz cream cheese | Day 1 Dear Diary, I have met a women who tells dreams in the plaza in the nearest town from home. She seemed to be a gypsy who told me to follow my dreams. She asked me for 1/10 of my flock since she helped me. I feel as if I got scammed but in reality I believe that what she said will help me. she taught me not to judge a book by its cover. She reminded me of Leek Frittata which looks disgusting but taste amazing. The lesson I learned will allow me to see another side of the world.
4: "Success in life is not a matter so much of talent or opportunity but of concentration and perseverence." C. W. Wendte | Day 2 Dear Diary, My world has been changed completely. My purpose of life has taken a turn. My recurring dreams are becoming clearer. The Old King has gave me urim and thummim to help me make decisions. I will continue towards Egypt to find my personal legend
5: "When money speaks, truth keeps silent." Russian Proverb | Day 3 Dear Diary, I have encountered a Gypsy who I thought would help me to Egypt. I don't speak Arab so he was my guide. He took my money so I have nothing. But I met a Crystal Merchant who gave me a job where I earned my lost money again. Through him I learned to not give up even when times are hardest.
6: "Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." Langston Hughes | Chocolate Chip Cookies 2 cups brown sugar 1 cup shortening 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 3 cups flour 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons soda 1 c. chocolate chip cookie | Day 4 Dear Fatima, I have almost found my treasure. I will be on my way back to the Oasis soon so we can be together once again. I received your kiss the wind carried and I am glad that you are still alive and haven’t forgotten about me.
7: "He that teaches us anything which we knew not before is undoubtedly to be reverenced as a master." Samuel Johnson | Day 5 Dear Diary, Today was the last day of my journey to find my personal legend. I have met the Alchemist who found his own personal legend and perfected life. He taught me the tools I need to succeed and from here on out it is my own journey. He taught me the Language of the World, Desert, Wind, and Sun. Because of him I am still alive and I learned my purpose in life as well.