Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Think Possible by Chicken Soup for the Soul
**Disclosure: I did receive a complimentary copy of this volume for the purpose of a review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Positive thought can do wonders. Even if it doesn't lead to a miracle, staying positive and envisioning positive outcomes can bolster your esteem and help you navigate life's rough patches. Life can be tough when we just don't feel like we have what it takes and we feel that all the chips are against us. One of the more recent volumes of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Think Possible, is the perfect book to pick up when things just don't seem to be going your way. The collection of stories illustrate how thinking positive can change the course of your life, help you get through tough times and flourish as a person.
What I love about Chicken Soup for the Soul is that the authors have sincere, genuine voices that really speak to you on the level of someone who has been there. The comfort of knowing someone else who has been there is sometimes all you need to persevere. The anecdotes are from individuals of all walks of life and of all ages, so you will easily find voices that you can relate to.
In each Chicken Soup for the Soul book, I always find quite a few stories that I really love. One story in this volume is about a woman that takes up Irish dancing at 40. I shuddered when my daughter mentioned it a few years ago quickly recognizing how demanding it is. Amazing! Another is about a young daughter who would soon lose her father to cancer. Her mother somehow finds a way for her to have a quinceaneras before the father passes away. In another story, a family unexpectedly adopts an elderly dog with special needs who ends up helping navigate one of the children's seizures. So many great stories!
Once again, a Chicken Soup for the Soul I can't put down! A wonderful book!