A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

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by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen
     
 

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In this volume, the authors share more collected widsom on love, parenting, teaching, learning, death, attitude, and overcoming obstacles. This book will warm your heart, brighten your darkest day, and put a smile on your face that will last a lifetime.  See more details below

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In this volume, the authors share more collected widsom on love, parenting, teaching, learning, death, attitude, and overcoming obstacles. This book will warm your heart, brighten your darkest day, and put a smile on your face that will last a lifetime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558743793
Publisher:
Health Communications, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Series:
Chicken Soup for the Soul Series
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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What It Means to Be Adopted

Teacher Debbie Moon's first-graders were discussing a picture of a family. One little boy in the picture had different color hair than the other family members.

One child suggested that he was adopted, and a little girl named Jocelynn Jay said, "I know all about adoptions because I'm adopted."

"What does it mean to be adopted?" asked another child.

"It means," said Jocelynn, "that you grew in your mother's heart instead of her tummy."

George Dolan



No Charge

Our little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper, and he handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. After his mom dried her hands on an apron, she read it, and this is what it said:

  • For cutting the grass, $5.00
  • For cleaning up my room this week, $1.00
  • For going to the store for you, $ .50
  • Baby-sitting my kid brother while you went shopping, $ .25
  • Taking out the garbage, $1.00
  • For getting a good report card, $5.00
  • For cleaning up and raking the yard, $2.00
  • Total owed: $14.75

Well, I'll tell you, his mother looked at him standing there expectantly, and boy, could I see the memories flashing through her mind. So she picked up the pen, turned over the paper he'd written on, and this is what she wrote:

  • For the nine months I carried you while you were growing inside me, No Charge.
  • For all the nights that I've sat up with you, doctored and prayed for you, No Charge.
  • For all the trying times, and all the tears that you've caused through the years, there's No Charge.
  • When you add it all up, the cost of my love is No Charge.
  • For all the nights that were filled with dread, and for the worries I knew were ahead, No Charge.
  • For the toys, food, clothes, and even wiping your nose, there's No Charge, Son.
  • And when you add it all up, the full cost of real love is No Charge.

Well, friends, when our son finished reading what his mother had written, there were great big old tears in his eyes, and he looked straight up at his mother and said, "Mom, I sure do love you." And then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote: "PAID IN FULL."

M. Adams

¬1996. All rights reserved. Reprinted from A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul® by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the written permission of the publisher. Publisher: Health Communications, Inc., 3201 SW 15th Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442.

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Meet the Author

Jack Canfield is co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, which includes forty New York Times bestsellers, and coauthor of The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. He is a leader in the field of personal transformation and peak performance and is currently CEO of the Canfield Training Group and Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Foundation for Self-Esteem. An internationally renowned corporate trainer and keynote speaker, he lives in Santa Barbara, California.

Mark Victor Hansen is a co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Santa Barbara, California
Date of Birth:
August 19, 1944
Place of Birth:
Fort Worth, Texas
Education:
B.A. in History, Harvard University, 1966; M.A.T. Program, University of Chicago, 1968; M.Ed., U. of Massachusetts, 1973
Website:
http://www.jackcanfield.com

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3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book has taught me a lot the yellow ribbon has also bcuz i hav attempted suicide in fact i have been on an off since the 7 grade an the yellow ribbon has helped even though i dont hav a yellow ribbon
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Chicken Soup for the Soul Health Communication Jack Canfield inc. 1996, 352 pp.,$12.95 ISBN 1-55874-379-0 Chicken Soup for the Soul has many stories for different people. For example, this book has a section called ¿On Death and Dying¿-the section I liked the most. That section did not have bloody scenes or fighting, but the stories this section had were stories that made you think. Stories that made appreciate what you had. In these stories, there were very sick kids. Some died. Before they died, they struggled against their disease. Those kids were stronger and braver than I am because I don¿t know if I could go through all the things they went through. If you don¿t like these kinds of stories there are many other stories to choose from. I am pretty sure you will find some stories you will like. I loved this book because I basically got to walk in a sick person¿s shoes and got to feel the way they felt. Even though some of these people died, the stories always ended with a happy ending, or a beautiful message. -Cheno
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book is really great. I loved it very much and I even cried for some stories.(esp. the story about Window) I am a chinese and the book I read is translated into Chinese. I think the translation is very good. It can express the feelings from the author. This book is suitable for all the people. I recommended this book to all the one who wanted to open their hearts.