Laughing All the Way: Wit, Wisdom, and Willpower for the Golden Years

Laughing All the Way: Wit, Wisdom, and Willpower for the Golden Years

by Karen O'Connor


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736973649
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 657,767
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Karen O’Connor is a sought-after speaker, a writing consultant, and the award-winning author of more than 75 books, including Gettin’ Old Ain’t for Wimps (more than 300,000 copies sold). She’s appeared on national media, including The 700 Club and 100 Huntley Street.

Table of Contents

Up for New Opportunities? 9

Part 1 Making New Choices

1 What's So Funny About Getting Old-er?: Making a Choice to Enjoy Aging 13

2 When You Feel like Making a U-Turn: Making a Choice to Move Forward 21

3 From Desperation to Inspiration-Heidi's Story: Making a Choice to Turn from Addictions 27

4 Fruitful Giving: Making a Choice to Share Ourselves 31

5 Comforting the Comfortless: Making a Choice to Serve in a New Way 35

6 Set the Table and Invite Some Friends: Making a Choice to Be Hospitable 39

7 Forgiveness, Love, and Respect: Making a Choice to Let Go 45

8 Invisible Gifts: Making a Choice to Find What Is Hidden 51

Part 2 Accepting New Challenges

9 Suddenly Single: Submitting to Grief: Accepting Loss with Dignity 57

10 Personality Puzzle: Accepting Temperament Differences 65

11 The Artist Within: Accepting and Expressing Our Talents 73

12 Giving Up or Giving In?: Accepting Setbacks 77

13 No One Can Steal Your Joy: Accepting a Joyful Outlook 83

14 You Have the Right to Be Wrong: Accepting Vulnerability 87

15 Blessings in Disguise: Accepting Good from the Unexpected 91

16 The Road to Gratitude: Accepting God's Grace 95

Part 3 Taking New Chances

17 Walls, Fences, or Welcome Mats?: Taking a Chance with People 103

18 It's Never Too Late for a Playdate: Taking a Chance on Having Fun 109

19 One Is Silver and the Other Gold: Taking New Chances with Friends 113

20 Grand Parenting: Taking New Chances as Parents and Grandparents 119

21 Trippin' on Trekkin': Taking New Chances Through Travel 125

22 Yes, Yon Can Say Yes!: Taking New Chances to Go for It 129

23 Hands Off Other People's Everything: Taking a Chance to Set Healthy Boundaries 133

24 Shhh! The Gift of Silence: Taking the Chance to Speak Less 141

Part 4 Opening New Chapters

25 Becoming Friends with God Again: Opening a New Chapter with the Lord 147

26 The Power of Breath: Opening a New Chapter on Wellness 155

27 Taking It Easy: Opening a New Chapter on Slowing Down 161

28 Simple Simplicity: Opening a New Chapter to Less Clutter 165

29 As Good as Your Word: Opening a New Chapter on Honesty 169

30 Ah! Sweet Sleep: Opening a New Chapter on Rest 175

31 Peace-Filled Living: Opening a New Chapter on Contentment 179

32 A Privilege Few Experience: Opening a New Chapter to the Golden Years 185

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Laughing All the Way: Wit, Wisdom, and Willpower for the Golden Years 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
toReadistoEscape More than 1 year ago
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A very uplifting Christian self-help book. Lots of good bible verses you might be familiar with but is always good to reread. Karen O’Connor has a pleasing writing style and relatable stories and antidotes. I would recommend this to a friend needing encouragement or just a relaxing lighthearted read. If this review was helpful to you please click the link below.
Prayerwalker More than 1 year ago
I love Karen O'Connor's books for seniors. Her newest, Laughing All the Way, helps the reader shift into a new season gracefully. Here's the thing: Even though we may be 60 or 70 or 80, we are still 42 and 26 and 17. That means we still have the opportunity to be that person who's inside full of memories and feelings but now with greater wisdom and wiser decisions. O'Connor vulnerably shares from the heartbreak of experiences with tenderness, insight, and joy. You will see yourself on her pages and nod and laugh alongside her. I highly recommend this book--a great gift for someone retiring or moving or cruising into the next chapter.
sandralb More than 1 year ago
Karen O'Connor is a popular humorist who has written over half a million books, WOW. As we get older we have a hard time facing the changes in our lives. Karen helps us prepare or relate, by sharing some of her funny and personal anecdotes. We can relate when she shares the story of her husbands confession, “I washed my pants with my wallet still in the back pocket.” Been there, done that. Or you forget where the cell phone is until you hear it tumbling in the dryer. Getting older is not for sissies. She encourages us to take new chances, accept new challenges and to not take our self too seriously. I feel this is a great book for someone who is senior or feels they are approaching that age bracket. This is only my opinion but I do not think a millennial, will understand and appreciate the humor. I received a copy of this book from Harvest House Publishers through NetGalleys. The Opinion expressed in this review is completely my own