CONTENTS

From A 5th Portion of Chicken Soup for the Soul

Contents

Introduction

From a Previous Reader

1. ON LOVE

The Seed Jar  Dee Berry

Mr. Gillespie  Angela Sturgill

Night Watch  Roy Popkin

Turn Back  Tom Clancy

The Little Red Wagon  Bonita L. Anticola

John  Terry O’Neal

Does God Care About Lost Dogs?  Marion Bond West

Rufus  Carmen Rutlen

One Wing and a Prayer  Penny Porter

Nonny  Eva Unga

The Light Was On  James C. Brown, M.D.

Scarecrow  Penny Porter

Best Friends Forever  Louise Ladd

The Giving Trees  Kathleen Dixon

An Elf’s Tale  Tyree Dillingham

The Beloved  James C. Brown, M.D.

Ben and Virginia   Gwyn Williams

Don’t Hope, Friend . . . Decide!  Michael Hargrove

Love That Lasts  Annette Paxman Bowen

The Beauty of Love  Anonymous

The Decade Diary: A Love Story  Henry Matthew Ward

A Gift-Wrapped Memory  Dorothy DuNard

A Tribute to Gramps  Dana O’Connor and Melissa Levin

The Canarsie Rose  Mike Lipstock

2. ON PARENTS AND PARENTING

The Pitcher  Beth Mullally

Hall of Fame Dad  Ben Fanton

The Puzzle  Jerry Gale

My Dad’s Hands  David Kettler

One Small Stone, Unforgotten  Marsha Arons

Sending Kids Off to School  Susan Union

Let’s Go Bug Hunting More Often  Barbara Chesser, Ph.D.

A Mother’s Day Review  Paula (Bachleda) Koskey

What I Want  Edgar Guest

My Dad  Brenda Gallardo

Father’s Day  Sherry Miller

A Lesson from My Son  Kathleen Beaulieu

Blessed Are the Pure in Heart  Gwen Belson Taylor

Slender Thread  Karen Cogan

Neither Have I  Rochelle M. Pennington

The Thing About Goldfish  Marsha Arons

3. ON TEACHING AND LEARNING

Drop Earrings  Nancy Sullivan Geng

Thank You for Changing My Life  Randy Loyd Mills

When Children Learn  David L. Weatherford

Academic Excellence Begins with a ’51 Studebaker  Terry A. Savoie

The Second Mile  John F. Flanagan Jr.

Do You Disciple?  Christine Pisera Naman

It’s a House . . . It’s a Cow . . . It’s Ms. Burk!  April Burk

What Color Are You?  Melissa D. Strong Eastham

4. ON DEATH AND DYING

To Those I Love  Anonymous

Tommy’s Shoes  Samuel P. Clark

Broken Days  Mary Beth Danielson

Every Loss Is a Mini-Death  Carol O’Connor

The Funeral  Marsha Arons

Karen, Do You Know Him?  James C. Brown, M.D.

The Horizon   Anonymous

Keeping the Connection  Patricia Chasse

Love Letters  Kevin Lumsdon

Crying’s Okay  Kirk Hill

A Blanket for a Friend  Colleen Keefe and Shauna Dickey

When No Words Seem Appropriate  Written by a pediatric nurse, submitted to Ann Landers

The Rose with No Thorns  Eva Harding

The Butterfly Gift  Wayne Cotton

5. A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE

Action Hero  Rulon Openshaw

Who Was That Masked Man?  Robert R. Thomas

In a Cathedral of Fence Posts and Harleys  Reverend Neil Parker

Department Store Angel  Priscilla Stenger

“Hey Nurse . . . Thanks”  Jacqueline Zabresky, R.N.

The Little Black Box  Deborah Roberto McDonald

Dinner Out  Duke Raymond

Home vs. Visitors  S. Turkaly

The Power of a Promise  Dianne Demarcke

The Crooked SmileJames C. Brown, M.D.

The Most Beautiful FlowerCheryl L. Costello-Forshey

6. OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

Rodeo Joe  James C. Brown, M.D.

No Excuses Good Enough  Sharon Whitley

Consider This  Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

The Miracle of Love  Tim Jordan, M.D.

Medically Impossible  John M. Briley Jr., M.D.

One Step at a Time  Jerry Sullivan

A Mother’s Search  Sharon Whitley

The Purpose  Diana Chapman

Soccer Balls and Violins  James C. Brown, M.D.

A Father’s Calling  Sharon Whitley

A Turning Point  Adeline Perkins

A Match Made in Heaven  James C. Brown, M.D.

Puppy Love   Mark Malott as told to Diana Chapman

Giant in the Crowd  Jack Schlatter

7. ECLECTIC WISDOM

The Best Time of My Life  Joe Kemp

Josh and His Jag  Josh

Grass  John Doll

A Good Heart to Lean On  Augustus J. Bullock

The Golden Rule  Various Authors

The Train Ride  David Murcott

True Forgiveness  Jerry Harpt

Spelling Bee  God’s Little Devotional Book for Students

Grandpa’s Little Girl  Darlene Harrison

Lessons You Learned  Marlene Gerba

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

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