Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Happiness: 101 Stories about Finding Your Purpose, Passion, and Joy (Chicken Soup for the Soul (Quality Paper)
Others share how they found their passion, purpose, and joy in life in these 101 personal and exciting stories that are sure to encourage readers to find their own happiness. Stories in this collection will inspire readers to pursue their dreams, find their passion and seek joy in their life. This book continues Chicken Soup for the Soul's focus on inspiration and hope, reminding readers that they can find their own happiness.
We all start the New Year out pretty much the same. We wash away the pain and grime (if there was any) of the previous year and hope that this year will be the year. I just might be with the right attitude and a dash of reality we can all be happy.
I loved reading all these stories and read it from cover to cover. Usually I skip around and read as the title inspires but this volume needed my time. Maybe it is the beginning of the year, maybe because I keep hoping my happiness is real and not a figment of my imagination but I each and every story. Of course there were those that really spoke to me as with every issue of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
The Write Life for Me by Valerie Benko who received a diagnosis of MS before her 30th birthday. Her prognosis was good but while she watched her friends and coworkers living their lives she got depressed. She finally took up one of her past loves; writing and put it all on paper. Her empowerment sparked a passion she had long since ignored and has had more success with her writing than any other time in her life.
Up in Flames by Jennifer Gauthier after her mother died she still suffered from saddness, anger and confusion. She wrote a letter to her past at the suggestion of a good friend who told her to burn it afterwards. In the letter she wrote about the abuse she suffered and witnessed. She wrote about her mother's death and its affect on her and burned it. After burning it her friend (an obviously very smart individual) gave her a box and told her to put parts of the burned letter into a box so that she could look at it and say "it's over" when she needed to. While picking up the pieces she noticed that one piece wasn't burned, one that contained the word MOM! Getting rid of her negative energy allowed her the ability to be happy.
If you love Chicken Soup for the Soul, you will love this book!
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