Monday, October 19, 2015

It takes a village or reaching across the generations

Click on the link to read my story http://www.chickensoup.com/book-story/27481/1-two-little-words-with-a-big-impact, Two Little Words With A Big Impact, first published in Chicken Soup for the Soul, My Resolution, 2008.

It has found a new home in Chicken Soup for the Soul Raising Great Kids. I am thrilled to know my words will continue to impact others.




Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Great Kids
101 Stories about Sharing Values from Generation to Generation


Tolerance, respect, compassion and other values start at home, in healthy, strong relationships between the generations. These stories provide practical, insightful tips for parents and grandparents looking to strengthen their families and raise successful children.

As role models, parents and grandparents teach good values, like tolerance, accepting differences, shedding prejudices, and making good decisions. And having those traits makes us more successful as adults, too.

The personal stories in this collection not only show adult readers how to be their best selves, but also offer great advice on how to raise resilient, confident, upstanding kids — kids who exhibit all the qualities of acceptance, courage, and inner strength. These stories provide practical, insightful tips for parents and grandparents looking to strengthen their families and raise caring, confident, successful children.

This book harnesses the power of storytelling to inspire and teach while also entertaining readers. Key issues such as bullying; religious, ethnic, and lifestyle tolerance; values; and making good decisions are addressed in stories selected from Chicken Soup for the Soul’s vast library of bestselling books, representing the best on these topics from the company’s 22-year history.

This book is a joint project of Chicken Soup for the Soul and The Boniuk Foundation, which are working together to promote tolerance, respect, and compassion, inspiring young people and adults to embrace their differences, reject stereotypes, and make good choices. It’s part of a larger effort that includes additional books for kids and preteens, teens, and college students, as well as a family television show every Saturday morning starting in Octob
Tolerance, respect, compassion and other values start at home, in healthy, strong relationships between the generations. These stories provide practical, insightful tips for parents and grandparents looking to strengthen their families and raise successful children.
As role models, parents and grandparents teach good values, like tolerance, accepting differences, shedding prejudices, and making good decisions. And having those traits makes us more successful as adults, too.

The personal stories in this collection not only show adult readers how to be their best selves, but also offer great advice on how to raise resilient, confident, upstanding kids — kids who exhibit all the qualities of acceptance, courage, and inner strength. These stories provide practical, insightful tips for parents and grandparents looking to strengthen their families and raise caring, confident, successful children.

This book harnesses the power of storytelling to inspire and teach while also entertaining readers. Key issues such as bullying; religious, ethnic, and lifestyle tolerance; values; and making good decisions are addressed in stories selected from Chicken Soup for the Soul’s vast library of bestselling books, representing the best on these topics from the company’s 22-year history.

This book is a joint project of Chicken Soup for the Soul and The Boniuk Foundation, which are working together to promote tolerance, respect, and compassion, inspiring young people and adults to embrace their differences, reject stereotypes, and make good choices. It’s part of a larger effort that includes additional books for kids and preteens, teens, and college students, as well as a family television show every Saturday morning starting in October.

9 comments:

Bookie said...

Good for you, two pubs out of piece!!! Know some folks I would love to gift with this book, but you know.....

Tammy said...

There's so much wisdom in this story, Linda. These days I notice a lot of people who seem to think admitting our mistakes makes us look weak. But I find it's the very best people who are constantly thinking about the impact of their words and actions. What a wonderful lesson and reminder. No "buts" about it.

Sioux Roslawski said...

Linda--Your stories are always so well-crafted and always include a powerful lesson. Congratulations on the publishing credit. They know a good story when they see one.

Val said...

Congrats on the second time around!

I hate it when I do that, when I open mouth/insert "but." I can feel it coming on, and know it's wrong, but sometimes I can't stop. Maybe your story will help.

I hate it just as much when somebody does it to me. Takes the wind right out of my sails, all right.

Debra Mayhew said...

Congratulations, Linda! What a fantastic book to be a part of! I agree that it is very humbling to realize that our words have an impact on others. That's why I feel writing is such a wonderful thing. There are days when someone's words will lift me up and impact me so positively - you have done this for me many times with your writing. What a great gift to give others! Looking forward to more and more great publication news from you.

Theresa Sanders said...

Congratulations, Linda. So happy that this story has been published again in this beautiful new volume. I loved your story when it first came out in My Resolution, and I love it still. You always know how to deliver a loving and powerful message.

Donna Volkenannt said...

You amaze me, Linda. Congratulations on your many successes and wonderful stories.

Daisy said...

Congratulations, Linda! How wonderful!

K9friend said...

That's awesome. Congrats, Linda!

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