The secret to life is knowing where you are, where you have been, where you are going and who you will be thankful for helping you get where ever that is, was and will be. Sounds simple enough but how many of us actually know where we are or how we got there? Now I don’t mean literally. It’s all about our soul and the answer to that is much more complicated. Our soul is led by what we believe in, who we believe in and what we will believe in the future. We can lead, be led or go randomly into the night. To me, this entire country, if not the world, needs some good old chicken soup… the cure for every illness because so much of this world is sick and needs healing.
How to celebrate – Figure out why you believe in what you believe in. Learn whether your thoughts are your own or someone else’s. Accept yourself without input from anyone else.
It seems that chicken soup is the cure-all of everything that ails you. Well not really, but it does make you feel better probably because it is served hot and by someone who cares about you.
But Chicken Soup for the Soul has become a national brand with books and materials designed to make you feel everything has a bright ending and that happier days are ahead. In practice, it’s a great idea. We can all use some good advice and a punch in the arm to let us know we aren’t really all hat different from others.
It seems that nearly every subject you can imagine appears to be covered by Chicken Soup for the Soul. It is all positive in nature and reassures us that there is good in everything if we just look for it.
It builds up every aspect of life and demonstrates how even when we think we are alone, we are not. Somewhere, someone one has felt the same as we do and that too is alright. It is operated by, and the day created by, Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc. The same company also publishes Changing Your World One Story at a Time.
The books and other materials may be a lot like chicken soup. It works if you believe it works, there is no proof that either does anything for us. But in a world filled with dis-belief it is nice to know there are still positive forces in play. So while it might not scientifically work, it certain works for those who believe in anything beyond pure fact.
How to celebrate – Read a Chicken Soup for the Soul book that applies to you. Check out all the materials available at Chicken Soup for the Soul site. Give Chicken Soup for the Soul to anyone you might feel can benefit from it.