CONTENTS

From A 4th Course of Chicken Soup for the Soul

Contents

Introduction

From a Previous Reader

1.ON LOVE

A Friend on the Line Jennings Michae l Burch

Simple Wooden Boxes Martha Pendergrass Templeton

A Family for Freddie Abbie Blair

A Birthday Song Robert Tate Miller

When Kevin Won Janice M. Gib son

A Mason-Dixon Memory Clifton Davis

Beautiful on the Inside Pamela J. deRoy

Such As I Have Bonnie Shepherd

A Hair-Raising Experience Debbie Ross-Preston

Money of My Own Bettie B. Youngs

2.ON KINDNESS

Hi, Cornelius Bob Greene

Changed Lives Tim Kimmel

Directory Assistance Joanna Slan

A Christmas Story Author Unknown

Cold Hands Joyce And re sen

The Woodwork Angel Vard a One

The 11th Box Pastor Bill Simpson

The Sandwich Man Meladee McCarty

Don’t Pass Me By Jude Revoli

Bidding from the Heart Rita Price

Ask for the Moon and Get It Percy Ross

Passing on Small Change Nancy Mitchell

Big Feet—Bigger Heart The Sower’s Seeds

Winning Clifford and Jerie Furness

Goodness Defies the Odds Mike Barnicle

Hope in a Bottle Diana L. Chapman

The Code of the Road Michele H. Vignola

3.ON PARENTS AND PARENTING

Cookies, Forgotten and Forgiven Robert Tate Miller

What’s in a Name? Hanoch McCarty

The Only Memory That Lingers Te d Kruger

Urbana Farewell Doris W. Davis

My Own Experience Karrey Janvrin Lind enberg

A Simple Act of Love Sharon Whitley

Permission to Cry Hanoch McCarty

The Perfect Hug Hanoch McCarty

Winners and Winners Al Covino

When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking Mary Rita Schilke Korzan

Lessons in Baseball Chick Moorman

Catch of a Lifetime James P. Lenfestey

Letters to Eileen Ann E. Weeks

4.ON TEACHING AND LEARNING

Nouns and Adverbs Moments for Mothers

How Could I Miss, I’m a Teacher! Hanoch McCarty

On That Note Krista Lyn Johnson

A Christmas Gift I’ll Never Forget Lind a DeMers Hummel

A Matter of Honor Dave Pelzer

The Lesson Plan Sister Carleen Brennan

In Praise of Teachers Mark Med off

The Greatest Teacher of My Life Dauna Easley

The Thought Card Hanoch McCarty

5.ON DEATH AND DYING

A Treasure in Time Judy Walker

You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, Anymore Bits & Pieces

The Grave No One Tended Cheryl L. Costello-Forshey

The Donor Mary M. Jelinek

Red Jell-O at Dawn Patricia Lorenz

When We Give Thanks Sidney B. Simon

A Mother Is Waiting Moments for Mothers

I Thought You’d Want to Know Karen Nordling McCowan

Matt’s Story Diana L. Chapman

To All Parents Edgar Guest

She Was Waiting Sara Parke r

6.A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE

A Little off the Top, and a Lesson to Remember And y Entwistle

The Scar Lih Yuh Kuo

Thelma Shari Smith

Through the Eyes of a Child Author Unknown

To Save a Life Hanoch McCarty

The Baby Flight Paul Karrer

How to Tell When You’re Rich Harvey Mackay

Chuck Petey Parke r

Calling On a Girl Named Becky Robert Tate Miller

Innocence Abroad Henry N. Ferguson

Looking Down Rusty Schweickart

7.OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

Angel at Work Donald Curtis

Consider This Jack Canfield , Mark Victor Hansen, Hanoch McCarty and Meladee McCarty

Let Me Die! Michael Bowker

It’s Up to You Author Unknown

Unexpected Detective Anne Newell

Scattered Memories Lt. Col. Janis A. Nark

Snowed In Susan G. Fe y

Susie’s Run Thomas R. Overton

The Right Thoughts Riding in My Mind Kathy Higgins

A Tale of Canine Courage Robert Tate Miller

Don’t Quit Author Unknown

Persistence Pays Off Curtis McAllister

I’ll Do Anything! Dolly Trout

Henri Dunant Bits & Pieces

8. ECLECTIC WISDOM

The Trouble Tree Author Unknown

A Handle on Love Paul Glanville

I Was Dying Anonymous

Encouragement The Sower’s Seeds

Guess You Just Had to Have Known Gladys Diane Brucato Thomas

Inspiration Lea Gambina

State of Mind Author Unknown

101 Gifts to Give All Year Long Hanoch and Meladee McCarty

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Is Hanoch McCarty?

Who Is Meladee McCarty?

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