INTRODUCTION

From A 6th Bowl of Chicken Soup for the Soul

Introduction

Without the stories we are nothing.

Bryce Courtney

From our hearts to yours, we are delighted to offer you A 6th Bowl of Chicken Soup for the Soul. This book contains more stories that we know will inspire and motivate you to love more fully and unconditionally, live with more passion and compassion, and pursue your heartfelt dreams with greater conviction, bolder action and stronger perseverance. We believe that this book will sustain you during times of challenge, frustration and failure, and comfort you during times of confusion, pain and loss. We hope it will truly become a lifelong companion, offering continual insight and wisdom in many areas of your life.

How to Read This Book

We have been blessed with readers from all over the world who have given us feedback. Some read our books from cover to cover; others pick out a particular chapter that interests them. Some simply can’t put our books down from beginning to end, going through a big box of tissues en route. We’ve been particularly touched by those readers who have reconnected to loved ones or old friends as a result of being inspired by one of the stories.

Many times we have been approached by readers—at a speech or public appearance—who told us how one or more stories were of inestimable value during a period of trial and testing, such as the death of a loved one or a serious illness. We are grateful for having had the opportunity to be of help to so many in this way. Some have told us they keep their Chicken Soup book at bedside, reading one story each night, often rereading favorites. Many use these books as a family gathering experience, reading a story aloud with parents and children gathered together in the evening.

You may choose the path of readers who have gone before you, or simply enjoy reading this book with no particular pattern in mind, letting each story guide your thoughts in new directions. Find the path that’s best for you, and most of all, enjoy!

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