CONTENTS

From A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul

Contents

Introduction

1. ON LOVE

A Secret Promise Kept Brian Keefe

A Sandpiper to Bring You Joy Mary Sherman Hilbert

The Most Caring Child Ellen Kreidman

Information Please Paul Villiard

Two Nickels and Five Pennies The Best of Bits & Pieces

The Ice Cream Girl Marion Schoeberlein

How Magic Helped a Blind Girl See Michael Jeffreys

The Horai Box Kathleen Podolsky

Manuel Garcia David Roth

A Taste of Freedom Barbara Rogoff

Compassion Is in the Eyes The Sower’s Seeds

Warm in Your Heart Scott Gross

An Act of Kindness The Best of Bits & Pieces

Guests in the Night Robert Gass

Appointment with Love Sumalith Ish-Kishor

Whoever Finds This, I Love You! Author Unknown

An Afternoon in the Park Julie A. Manhan

What’s Really Important Author Unknown

Not a One! Dale Galloway

2. ON PARENTING

Paco, Come Home Alan Cohen

Tommy’s Essay Jane Lindstrom

Barney Lori Nettles

Almie Rose Michelle Lawrence

Why I Wear a Plastic Dinosaur Dan Schaeffer

The Coolest Dad in the Universe Angie K. Ward-Kucer

Workin’ Man Ed Peterman

It’s How You Play the Game That Counts Danny Warrick

No Charge M. Adams

Courage of the Heart Patty Hansen

Legacy of an Adopted Child Author Unknown

What It Means to Be Adopted George Dolan

Class Reunion Lynne C. Gaul

The Gift Renee R. Vroman

3. ON TEACHING AND LEARNING

To Beth’s First-Grade Teacher Dick Abrahamson

Mr. Washington Les Brown

Faith, Hope and Love Peter Spelke

The Shoes Paul E. Mawhinney

Bonehead Larry Terherst

Footprints on My Heart Laura D. Norton

4. ON DEATH AND DYING

The Golden Crane Patricia Lorenz

A Trucker’s Last Letter Rud Kendall

For the Love of a Child Thea Alexander

The Last Dance Rick Nelles

My Daddy Kelly J. Watkins

Where Do the Sparrows Go When They Die? Casey Kokoska

Please Dress Me in Red Cindy Dee Holms

Don’t Worry, It’ll Be Alright Janice Hunt

The Eternal Optimist Beth Dalton

To Remember Me Robert N. Test

Keep Your Fork Roger William Thomas

There Are No Wheelchairs in Heaven D. Trinidad Hunt

5. A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE

Christmas Author Unknown

The Cookie Thief Valerie Cox

The True Story of Arbutus and Sea Gull Louise Dickinson Rich

Lady, Are You Rich? Marion Doolan

The Flower in Her Hair Bettie B. Youngs

Avalanche Robert G. Allen

You Very Good; You Very Fast Kathi M. Curry

Make a Wish LeAnne Reaves

The Accident Robert J. McMullen Jr

From the Mouth of a Small Boy Elaine McDonald

I Won Because I Lost Frank Slazak

6. A MATTER OF ATTITUDE

Our Deepest Fear Marianne Williamson

Great Value in Disaster The Sower’s Seeds

Good News The Best of Bits & Pieces

Roles—and How We Play Them Marie Curling

When We’re Alone, We Can Dance Beth Ashley

Johnny Barbara A. Glanz

The Most Beautiful Flower Cheryl L. Costello -Forshey

7. OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

The Passionate Pursuit of Possibility James E. Conner

Player of the Game Suzanne Chazin

We Never Told Him He Couldn’t Do It Kathy Lamancusa

A Lesson in Heart Stan Frager

Fourteen Steps Hal Manwaring

My Body Was Turning to Stone Sharon Monsky

The Beauty Remains; the Pain Passes The Best of Bits & Pieces

The Miracle Bridge A Fresh Packet of Sower’s Seeds

True Height David Naster

Consider This Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

Opportunity Omar Periu

Crusader Could Close Her Eyes to Trouble No More Toni Whitt

Ask, Affirm, Take Action Claudette Hunter

A Life-Changing Experience Michael Jeffreys

The Impossible Just Takes a Little Longer Art E. Berg

The Day I Met Daniel Richard Ryan

8. ECLECTIC WISDOM

God’s Jobs Dan Sutton

The Wisdom of One Word Fr. John F. Demartini

The Secret of Life Author Unknown

The Secrets of Heaven and Hell Fr. John W. Groff Jr

What Courage Looks Like Casey Hawley

Golden Rules for Living Author Unknown

Angel with a Red Hat Tami Fox

It’s Never Too Late Marilyn Manning

The Station Robert J. Hastings

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

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