Love Your Life: Living Happy, Healthy, and Whole

Love Your Life: Living Happy, Healthy, and Whole

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by Victoria Osteen
     
 

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The instant New York Times bestseller by Pastor Joel Osteen’s wife offers insight, advice, and inspiration for women everywhere.

So what does it mean, to Love Your Life ?” asks Victoria Osteen. “Loving your life is being willing to make changes, to let go of old ways and unhealthy habits so that you can be the best you can be. It&

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The instant New York Times bestseller by Pastor Joel Osteen’s wife offers insight, advice, and inspiration for women everywhere.

So what does it mean, to Love Your Life ?” asks Victoria Osteen. “Loving your life is being willing to make changes, to let go of old ways and unhealthy habits so that you can be the best you can be. It’s about having the right perspective and understanding the value of who you are and what you have. It’s learning to love others and learning to love yourself so that you can get more out of your relationships. It’s about recognizing the gifts that God has given you and making the most of those gifts.”

With all of the pressures of the modern world, women have had to deal with an increasingly daunting array of issues—from their kids’ school and sports to their own health and finances and faith. Too often, they have to deal with these matters by themselves. The woman’s role is not an easy one, but as Victoria Osteen shows, with her trademark passion, energy, and optimism, it’s far from impossible. Women can find balance and joy and hope, and become better wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends in the process.

Like a trusted friend, Victoria shares her own personal life experiences and the stories of those who have inspired her. Outlining a simple plan for saying “yes” to life’s blessings, she shows readers how they can overcome their fears, and the incredible things they can accomplish when they do.

A New York Times bestseller in hardcover, Love Your Life will encourage a whole new universe of readers to accept the gift of who they were meant to be and discover how to live happy, healthy and whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743296984
Publisher:
Howard Books
Publication date:
04/07/2009
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
284,266
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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Introduction

I wrote this book in the hope that it will help you to achieve new levels in your life and to discover the treasures, gifts, and abilities within you that are just waiting to be uncovered. In the pages ahead, I want to share some foundational truths that will help you realize the depth of these valuable treasures you carry.

As co-pastor of Lakewood Church, I've had the incredible opportunity to meet so many women who share stories about their lives with me. We talk about their families, their careers, their good times and bad, and of course their relationship with God. Through many conversations I have found that although most of these women are doing good and important things in their lives, they often feel overwhelmed -- emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

At a time when the pressures of the modern family are complicated by the pressures of the modern world, we often struggle to find a healthy balance between career, family, and relationships. But even in the midst of all the hustle and busyness, you can find fulfillment and achieve happiness -- you can Love Your Life!

So what does it mean, to Love Your Life? When most people reach the twilight of their lives, they will tell you it's not about having a bigger house or a better job, or about the car they drove or the clothes they wore. They will tell you it was all about investing in themselves and their relationships with other people. How many times have we heard people say with regret, "If only I would have taken better care of myself...if only I would have spent more time with my family and the people I love."

That doesn't have to be you. Loving your life is being willing to make changes, to let go of old ways and unhealthy habits so that you can be the best you can be. It's about having the right perspective and understanding the value of who you are and what you have.

It's learning to love others and learning to love yourself so that you can get more out of your relationships. It's about recognizing the gifts that God has given you and making the most of those gifts.

Ultimately, loving your life is about discovering the greatness that's inside of you and the influence you have on the world around you. You will be amazed at the impact you will have when you tap into those treasures within.

No matter where you are today, you have the potential to have better relationships, to increase in confidence, to overcome obstacles, and to celebrate the life God has given you. Perhaps some unfair things have happened in your past, but those things don't define you and they don't determine your future. It's not what happens to you that matters most, it's what happens in you. You don't have to let your experiences draw confidence from you; instead you can draw confidence from your experiences. Be encouraged today because there is so much more in you that is waiting to be discovered. There are new options for your future, and opportunities to be recovered. Now is the time to leave the past behind and make room to embrace the destiny that lies ahead for you.

Let this book help you to see your life with a fresh new perspective: to see beyond where you are right now and to Love Your Life in ways you never thought possible!

Copyright © 2008 by Victoria Osteen

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Meet the Author

Victoria Osteen has always had an infectious passion and enthusiasm for life. A native Houstonian, Victoria began her career in her family's jewelry business and now works with the most precious treasure of all — people. She is an inspiration and mentor to women everywhere as she ministers alongside her husband, Joel, and sets a wonderful example for their two children, Jonathan and Alexandra. Victoria is active in her community and committed to helping women, children, and families discover their purpose and reach their highest potential.

Visit the Osteen website at www.joelosteen.com.

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Grace_Ballard More than 1 year ago
Too often these days we get so focused on the here and now that we forget the journeys we've traveled in life and the moments that made us who we are today. Victoria Osteen is generous in sharing her personal experience as a woman and a Christian and how her passage of faith has made her who she is. Her tone in the book is conversational, and it will make you feel as if you're chatting with a friend. She also shows you how to understand all that God has given you and how to blossom where you've been planted. There are also some wonderful stories of triumph in this book that are uplifting.

Another book I read this week that I strongly recommend because it was outstanding is The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book.
Momonamission More than 1 year ago
This book is written in a light-hearted manner, which immediately puts the reader at ease. It is almost like sitting down with your best friend to share positive, life-changing tips on how to live your life with less stress and strife, and more of the stuff that makes life worth living. The shorter chapters and sections make it easy to read, especially if you are a busy person who only has snipits of time to spend, but also has enough content and interesting stories to keep your attention for hours if you so choose. Overall, this is a book I would recommend for men, women, and teenagers who wish to enrich themselves with a book about personal enthusiasm, encouragement, and positive family values.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All I can say is that I loved this book. Definately a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly amazing book! This is the first time I have read any of Victoria Osteens books. I have read her husband’s books which are amazing!~ Victoria's book is very well written. I have highlighted several parts in my nook on her book and have sent them to my friends.. Really great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book to anyone that's interested in living their life with more peace and confidence. If you've jeard Victoria speak before, the presentation of this book is similar. Her tone is like that of a helpful, understanding friend. What she says is based on and backed by Scripture - it isn't ever "preachy." The best word i can think of to describe this book is "practical." It is filled with reminders on key areas to focus on (and make habits of) that will help you "Love Your Life" more - like understanding your influence, making the most of what you have, and the personal benefits of being a people builder. This is a book that is practical, topical, "friendly" to read and will resonate with anyone, regardless of where they are in life.
LaToyia More than 1 year ago
This book is full of encouragement and inspiration. It is a must-read for all who want to truly enjoy their lives! Thank you First-Lady Victoria
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very down to earth everyday lessons that we experience in our lives that allows us to relate what God is saying to us in the scripture. I can't wait to read a chapter every day and I'll reread it until I wear the pages out. For anyone who feels bound by their anger, guilt, hurt or pain or the past in general, I also recommend "When God Stopped Keeping Score." I thought that the book was just about forgiveness, I soon learned, it was about so much more than that. I was about how you should deal with friends, family and yourself and more importantly, how to keep these relationships strong when things go wrong. Having read it, I feel like a better person. Maybe because this book spoke to me and not down to me. I have read a lot of books that was written like I didn't know anything. What the author of "When God Stopped Keeping Score" does is talk to you like a friend. I needed that. You will understand why when you read it. It is available here on BN.com.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great inspirational book. I highly recommend it, especially for females. Everyone needs a lift occassionally, but even when life is wonderful, it is still nice to reinforce the positive. I have given it as a gift several times and am sure I will again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy this book more than i thought , Is very helpful and i think anybody should read this book, it find peace in your heart and you can undesrtand others before you judge them.
AlexisHermann More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Love your life because we need to be reminded and encouraged to embrace the good in our lives. I felt motivated and was inspired to Love my life in greater ways. If you want to have better relationships and enjoy the beauty of the moments in your life you will enjoy reading Victoria Osteens book.
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sueann57 More than 1 year ago
Awesome book! Very motivating.
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