November 12th National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day

We all try to figure out how to make our lives better, how to turn those negatives into positives. It does take a little motivation but it can be done. One of those ways is, reading a book! Just like chicken soup helps us get over a cold or flu, this book helps us get over nearly everything else in life by suggesting known and proven ways to get over issues we have to deal with.

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But it should be known that chicken soup doesn’t really do anything for our cold or flu. The fact that we eat helps, that the steam from a piping hot bowl of soup may open up our sinus’. But they soup itself… ehhh. So can a book tell us how to straighten out our lives and troubles. Maybe… at least it can get us to recognize them and start working on them.


There is a book for nearly every topic you could imagine and even a few you couldn’t… or shouldn’t! They are actually very helpful, but just like chicken soup they won’t do anything for you if you don’t do something for yourself.


Today was created by the people at Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc. Yes, it is hoped you will buy more books from them so they can get richer, but they can also be helpful if you use the books in the right way. Any issue, or problem that you face does have answers. You have to figure out what the right answer are for you and a good way to start is by reading what others think, feel and how they reacted.


So when you get down on life, yourself or your surroundings… sometimes it helps to know someone else has gone through that too and found a way out.

How to celebrate – Find a Chicken Soup for the Soul book that fits your need. Have an actual bowl of chicken soup. Realize there is a way out of any problem you face, you just need to look for the way that best suites you.


November 12th National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day

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.

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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.

November 12th Chicken Soup For The Soul Day

Chicken Soup For The Soul is a business. It has a publishing wing and a consumer goods wing. It has to date sold over 100 million books. The books are designed to celebrate who you are, where you have been, where you are going and who you will be thankful to once you have reached where you are going.


The idea seems to have begun under the guidance of Jack Canfield of Cos Cob, Connecticut. There are over 250 books in print under the label of Chicken Soup For The Soul. The general idea is pretty simple, the books are a collection of real stories told by the people who lived the stories and are meant to be inspiring. That feeling of if they could do it, so can I.


They come in a variety of subjects, primarily with general categories that most of us can relate to. I have known people who swear by the books believing they are helpful and meaningful, particularly if you need  boost or some reassurance. (I could personally use the one about cats!)


The company was begun in 1993 and has moved into podcasts, film and television along with other media outlets. Even if you don’t have a particular problem you need help with they make for a fun read and are well worth the time spent reading them.


How to celebrate – Treat yourself to one of the many Chicken Soup For Your Soul books. Give a book to  friend who seems down. Perhaps you have a story to tell yourself. Check out their website and see how to get more involved.