CONTENTS

From A 6th Bowl of Chicken Soup for the Soul

Contents

Introduction

1. ON LOVE

The Healing Power of Love Mary Sherman Hilbert

How Much Love Can You Fit in a Shoebox? Jim Schneegold

Discretion Is the Better Part of Marriage Rebecca Christian

You Do It Quiet Cal Fussman as told by Merry Stockwell

Blue Christmas Terry Andrews

Daisy’s Trip Diane Nelson

Lilies of the Valley Jacqueline Moffett

The $325 Salvation Marvin J. Wolf

Los Angeles Gets It Together Paul Dean

A Simple Act Reg Green

Hope Meg Lundstrom

Sprite Darcie Hossack

First-Day Employee Mary Jane West-Delgado

First Night Marsha Arons

Missing Pieces Lizanne Southgate

A Christmas Adoption Miracle Bill Holton

The Storyteller Penny Porter

My Second Proposal Donna Smith

The Swordsman Mike Lipstock

2. ON PARENTING

The Bus Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore Denise Syman

Crossing Over Angela Martin

Through the Years Nancy Richard-Guilford

Leading with My Chin Jay Leno

Why Monks Sit in the Snow Joan Ryan

Making Room for Shooting Stars Mark Crawford

My Favorite Father’s Day Jerry Harpt

Dear Old Dad Erma Bombeck

My Name Is Mommy Stacey A. Granger

Mikey’s Goal Kim Kane

One Rose Jolie “Jes” Shafer-Kenney

Can I Come with You? Beverly Beckham

A Daughter’s First Dance Alice Collins

Love Notes June Cerza Kolf

Rite of Passage Marsha Arons

Wishes for My Daughter Rebecca Christian

The Handwriting on the Wall Valerie Cox

Leftover Halloween Candy Erma Bombeck

3. ON DEATH AND DYING

Gramma’s Blanket from Heaven Bill Holton

Homer and the Racing Car Don Burda

My Mother’s Eyes John E. Welshons

My Dad Tom Krause

Whistling Pete Kathie Harrington

Legacy of Love Hope Saxton

The Wave Game Misty L. Kerl

Season of Miracles John Pekkanen

Al Michael Haverty

The Gift Mildred Shreve

Mr. Michael Ted’s Big Production Andy Andrews

4. ON TEACHING AND LEARNING

Wrestling Renee Adolph

The Cage Regina Clancy-Hiney

Don’t Touch Me Kay L. Pliszka

Two Little Boys Named Chris Delores Lacy

Big Heart Heather Bull

A Touch of Lemon Rick Phillips

The Dustpan Carrier Tali Whiteley

The Influence of the Insignificant Robert H. Schuller

A Neighbor I’ll Never Forget Jack Alexander

5. OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

Everyday Heroes Shawn Blessing

Weep with Those Who Weep June Cerza Kolf

Sandy, I Can’t Lawrence A. Kross

Perfectly Normal Michael Biasini

Consider This Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

Casting a New Mold for Heroes Jerry Harpt

Angels All Around Patricia Lorenz

The Bicycle Marvin J. Wolf

6. LIVE YOUR DREAM

A Glass of Lemonade Ed Robertson, Vincent Luong and Mary Gardner

From Hodgkin’s to Ironman Wally Hild

The First Step Rabona Turner Gordon

I Promise, Mama Barbara Mackey as told to Jean Oliver Dyer

A “Real” Beautiful Person Dave Carruthers

This Is Not a Permanent Situation Krista Buckner

The Confidence Course Walter Anderson

Twenty Things You Should Do in This Lifetime Mike Buettell

7. A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE

My Dream House and My Boy Forrest Baird as told to Linda Lawrence

The Tattooed Child Marsha Arons

When Social Security Speaks Ruth Senter

Never Give Up Anita Grimm

The Little Leaguer I’ll Never Forget Jerome Brondfield

Hold On to Your Hair! Kathleen M. Kelly

Memories and Laughs Rebecca Christian

Make Mine Vanilla Adrienne C. Reynolds

8. ECLECTIC WISDOM

Write Your Own Life David A. Berman

Nice Timing Thomas De Paoli

Take Some Time Leon Hansen

The Movers and the Gentleman Barbara Chase-Pace

Old Wives’ Tales Marsha Arons

The Runaways Cliff Schimmels

The Journey of Success Nancy Hammel

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

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