Chicken Soup For The Soul: Laughter Is The Best Medicine

 

In the Moments with Marianne book club Chicken Soup For The Soul: Laughter Is The Best Medicine by Amy Newmark!

Do you need some levity to help with the ups and downs of life?  Chicken Soup For The Soul‘s latest book Laughter Is The Best Medicine: 101 Feel Good Stories, gives readers an easy way to gain a laugh with short real-life stories.  This is Chicken Soup for the Soul’s first-ever humor collection, and a perfect read for everyone!

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The Paradise Table

In the Moments with Marianne book club The Paradise Table: a Kate Grace Mystery by Maryann Ridini Spencer 

Maryann Ridini Spencer follows up with her award-winning novel Lady in the Window with another enticing and empowering page-turner. The Paradise Table, with its touches of divine inspiration, demonstrates how out of heartbreak and loss, and with the love of ohana (friends and family), we can find hope, healing, and understanding.

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Seeing Opportunities in Challenges

When faced with overwhelming bills, relationships difficulties, oppressive bosses, unreasonable clients, over booked schedules, never ending to-do list, aggressive people along our path or difficulties with health, are you viewing these as challenges or opportunities?

While most people would view these as difficulties or life altering events, shifting perspective can not only change how you feel about the situation, but also the outcome.

The world will offer to you, what you choose to see in it

If we ask ourselves  “What am I supposed to learn here?” it shifts the energy of the situation. This moves us from a victim mentality of things happening to us, to one of opportunity, learning and growth. This simple question can change our world. We instantly become inquisitive about the the world around us and move from problem defining into problem solving.  This empowering view is a process that you can get excited about.  How can I shift the energy from where I am to where I want to be?

Reflecting on this phrase can change the energy of what we perceive is taking place, how we react to a given situation and more importantly, what can be learned as we become aware of the bigger picture and step outside of our individual pain or fear. 

In the end, isn’t it all about our perception?  Are we having a good life experience where we choose to see the positive in everything we are faced with, or one that is fraught with individualized fear & pain?  Either way, it’s all a choice.

Make Every Moment Count!