Chicken Soup for the Soul
There are two types of books in the world – the ones that need to be reviewed and the ones that don’t. Chicken Soup for the Soul books belong to the second category. They do not need to reviewed, they need to be raved about, shared and read over and over again. For non-fiction lovers, each Chicken Soup book offers 101 stories to inspire, entertain, educate and comfort just like the Chicken Soup (I am a vegetarian though).
I love reading Chicken Soup books (read my CSFTS – Book of Miracles review and Chicken Soup For The Entrepreneur’s Soul review) and yes this is the billionth time I have expressed my love for CSFTS but I do not get tired of saying that. Compiling and editing a Chicken Soup book is a dream of mine. This particular book made me so emotional at times that I had to stop reading it before going to bed or all my eye cream was washed away by tears.
I usually read one within a week but I made it a point to not read any more than 3 stories at a time. I wanted the “think positive” message to be given to me every day. I had become pessimistic this year due to some issues in life after 3 years of following the sunshine policy. And I want to be back to my happier positive days.
Why I chose this book?
Simply read the book description:
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive will inspire and uplift readers with its stories of optimism, faith, and strength. In bad times, and good, readers will be heartened to keep a positive attitude.
I will *recommend this book to everyone who wants to learn how to:
– make everyday a special day
– incorporate gratitude and joy into your life
– count your blessings
– use a few well-chosen words to reorient your life
– manage career and health challenge through positive attitude
– simplify and have a meaningful lie
– learn to find silver lining in every situation
– turn adversity into opportunity
(*taken from the book’s back cover)
There are some really good quotes included in the book which I will include in a separate post in the next few days.
Most of the points given above are covered in many other self-help books but what makes Chicken Soup books stand apart is that these are real life stories of real struggles of real people. There is nothing preachy or impractical. Everyone can benefit from this book in some form or the other. Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Canfield and Amy Newmark have succeeded in making another healing bowl of the Chicken Soup for the rest of the world!