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From Chicken Soup for the Soul Daily Inspirations for Women

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January 1, adapted from “Bowled Over,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

January 2, adapted from “New Job,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul ©2001.

January 3, adapted from “Confessions of a Stepmother,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

January 4, adapted from “My Sisters, Myself and the Seasons of Life,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

January 5, adapted from “With a Little Help from a Stranger,” originally published in Life Lessons for Women ©2004.

January 6, adapted from “Anna,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul ©2002.

January 7, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

January 8, adapted from “Beautiful Day, Isn’t It?” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul ©2000.

January 9, adapted from “An Educated Woman,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

January 10, adapted from “The Problem Class,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul ©2002.

January 11, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

January 12, adapted from “Revenge of the Fifth-Grade Girls,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

January 13, adapted from “On Being the Mother of Twins,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul ©2000.

January 14, adapted from “We Chose to Be Friends,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

January 15, adapted from “Woman’s Best Friend,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lover’s Soul ©1999.

January 16, adapted from “Gramma Jan,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul ©2002.

January 17, adapted from “Help for the Helper,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul ©2000.

January 18, adapted from “Silky’s Test,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lover’s Soul ©1999.

January 19, adapted from “My Life: The Sitcom,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

January 20, adapted from “Behind the Mirror,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul ©2002.

January 21, adapted from “Stranded on an Island,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

January 22, adapted from “Love Is Just Like a Broken Arm,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

January 23, adapted from “One Finger,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul ©2002.

January 24, adapted from “Encouraging Kelly,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul ©2002.

January 25, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lover’s Soul ©1999.

January 26, adapted from “In the Eye of the Storm,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul ©2000.

January 27, adapted from “The Importance of Conscience,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

January 28, adapted from “A Dream Deferred,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul ©2000.

January 29, adapted from “The Therapy Team,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lover’s Soul ©1999.

January 30, adapted from “Can You Love Me?” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

January 31, adapted from “A Random Harvest,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul ©2002.

February 1, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul ©2005.

February 2, adapted from “Sergei,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul ©2002.

February 3, adapted from “A Timeless Tapestry,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul ©2000.

February 4, adapted from “Chicken Pox Diary,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

February 5, adapted from “Santa Redeemed,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

February 6, adapted from “Same Agenda,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul ©2002.

February 7, adapted from “It’s Never Too Late,” excerpted from Chocolate for a Woman’s Soul by Kay Allenbaugh, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul ©2000.

February 8, adapted from “Grandma and the Chicken Pox,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul ©2002.

February 9, adapted from “A Promise to Roxanne,” as appeared in Woman’s World, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

February 10, adapted from “Enjoying the Moment,” originally published in Life Lessons for Women ©2004.

February 11, adapted from “The Cat Who Needed a Night Light,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lover’s Soul ©1999.

February 12, adapted from “The Miracle of My Sister’s Laughing,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

February 13, adapted from “Benjamin,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul ©2002.

February 14, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul ©2005.

February 15, adapted from “Eric,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul ©2002.

February 16, adapted from “A Cat Named Turtle,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lover’s Soul ©1999.

February 17, adapted from “The Diary,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

February 18, adapted from “Five Dates, Eleven Hundred Letters and Fifty-Five Years Later,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul ©2000.

February 19, adapted from “Remembering to Forget,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul ©2000.

February 20, adapted from “Lightning’s Gift,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

February 21, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul ©2005.

February 22, adapted from “Sunglasses,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

February 23, adapted from “Where Do Babies Come From?” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul ©2001.

February 24, adapted from “Computer Granny,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul ©2002.

February 25, adapted from “Hands to Go ’Round,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

February 26, adapted from “The Age of Mystique,” excerpted from Chocolate for a Woman’s Soul by Kay Allenbaugh, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul ©2000.

February 27, adapted from “Comfort Zones,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

February 28, adapted from “The Princess and the Toad,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lover’s Soul ©1999.

March 1, adapted from “All Things Grow . . . with Love,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul ©2002.

March 2, adapted from “Have Freedom, Will Travel,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

March 3, adapted from “Cultivating My Garden,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

March 4, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul ©2005.

March 5, adapted from “Unk’s Fiddle,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

March 6, adapted from “We’ll Never Divorce You,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul ©2002.

March 7, adapted from “Communication Is the Key,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul ©2001.

March 8, adapted from “Happy Anniversary,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul ©2000.

March 9, adapted from “The Green Pajamas,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

March 10, adapted from “Begin at the Beginning,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul ©2002.

March 11, adapted from “Roses in December,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul ©2002.

March 12, adapted from “Are You Sure?” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

March 13, adapted from “Making the Rest the Best,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul ©2000.

March 14, adapted from “Me and My Mewse,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lover’s Soul ©1999.

March 15, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul ©2005.

March 16, adapted from “Banana, Anyone?” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul ©2000.

March 17, adapted from “Circle of Love,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lover’s Soul ©1999.

March 18, adapted from “The Intruder,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

March 19, adapted from “Pumpkin Magic,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul ©2002.

March 20, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul ©2005.

March 21, adapted from “Parking in the Center of the Garage,” originally published in Life Lessons for Women ©2004.

March 22, adapted from “Pony,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul ©2001.

March 23, adapted from “Feeling Free,” originally published in Life Lessons for Women ©2004.

March 24, adapted from “My Previous Life,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul ©2000.

March 25, adapted from “Grammy’s Gifts,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul ©2002.

March 26, adapted from “It Just Isn’t Fair,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

March 27, adapted from “Baby Toys,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul ©2000.

March 28, adapted from “The Grandma Video,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul ©2002.

March 29, adapted from “Baby Mall,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul © 2000.

March 30, adapted from “Turning the Page,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

March 31, adapted from “A Letter to My Preschoolers,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul ©2002.

April 1, adapted from “Dancing in the Street,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

April 2, adapted from “So He Must Be Right, Huh?” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

April 3, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

April 4, adapted from “A Cruise and a Promise,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

April 5, adapted from “Knowing What Your Rope Is,” originally published in Life Lessons for Women ©2004.

April 6, adapted from “A Visit with My Parents,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

April 7, adapted from “Marriage and Metaphors: A Writer’s Life on and off the Pages,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

April 8, adapted from “The Photograph Album,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

April 9, adapted from “Forgiveness,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

April 10, adapted from “The Secret Handshake,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

April 11, adapted from “Seven Days and Seventy Miles,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

April 12, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

April 13, adapted from “Why I Keep Writing,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

April 14, adapted from “Earning My Wings,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

April 15, adapted from “A Sweet Lesson,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

April 16, adapted from “Bosom Buddies,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul ©2004.

April 17, adapted from “Legacy,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

April 18, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

April 19, adapted from “Prayer Flags,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Soul of America ©2002.

April 20, adapted from “The Real Hero,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

April 21, adapted from “Real Vision,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

April 22, adapted from “The Swing,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul ©2004.

April 23, adapted from “Good to Be Home,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul ©2000.

April 24, adapted from “A Treasure Without Price,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©2001.

April 25, adapted from “The Boy Who Saved Thousands of Lives,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

April 26, adapted from “Tale of a Sports Mom,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

April 27, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

April 28, adapted from “Japanese Good-Bye,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

April 29, adapted from “To Captain Candy and the Women Who Took to the Skies,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

April 30, adapted from “The Face of America,” reprinted with permission from HeroicStories.com ©2001, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Soul of America ©2002.

May 1, adapted from “May Baskets,” originally published in Life Lessons for Women ©2004.

May 2, adapted from “The Heart of Paris,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

May 3, adapted from “The Obsession,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

May 4, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

May 5, adapted from “Dreams Lost and Found,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

May 6, adapted from “Taking Control,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Soul of America ©2002.

May 7, adapted from “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul ©2004.

May 8, adapted from “A Dolphin Wish Fulfilled,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

May 9, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul ©2004.

May 10, adapted from “Delayed Gratification,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul ©2000.

May 11, adapted from “Lesson in Courage,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul ©2000.

May 12, adapted from “My Traveling Companion,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

May 13, adapted from “The Video of Life,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

May 14, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

May 15, adapted from “Dreams Do Come True,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

May 16, adapted from “Close Your Mouth, Open Your Arms,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

May 17, adapted from “The Pickle Jar,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

May 18, adapted from “May Basket,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul ©2004.

May 19, adapted from “1,600 Articles Ago. . . ,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

May 20, adapted from “Daddy,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

May 21, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

May 22, adapted from “Somebody Else’s Children,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

May 23, adapted from “Danny’s Gift,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul ©2002.

May 24, adapted from “True Generosity,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

May 25, adapted from “The Courage of the Long-Distance Writer,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

May 26, adapted from “I Was Born for This Job,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

May 27, adapted from “Bedtime Stories Across the Miles,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

May 28, adapted from “Joe,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

May 29, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

May 30, adapted from “Beep if You Love America,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Soul of America ©2002.

May 31, adapted from “You’re a Loser, Cunningham,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

June 1, adapted from “The Spinner Plate,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

June 2, adapted from “Tired?” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

June 3, adapted from “How to Write Your Way Through College,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

June 4, adapted from “The Tooth Fairy,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

June 5, adapted from “Self-Esteem at Five,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

June 6, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

June 7, adapted from “Love Notes,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul ©2000.

June 8, adapted from “In Praise of Best Girlfriends,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul ©2004.

June 9, adapted from “Mommy, Please Write a Book for Me,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

June 10, adapted from “Keeping the Magic,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

June 11, adapted from “How I Want to Be Remembered,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

June 12, adapted from “Answering His Country’s Call,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Soul of America ©2002.

June 13, adapted from “I’m Ready,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul ©2000.

June 14, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

June 15, adapted from “There Is So Much to Learn,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

June 16, adapted from “Half the Fun Is Getting There,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul ©2004.

June 17, adapted from “Leap into Life,” originally published in Life Lessons for Women ©2004.

June 18, adapted from “So Long Lives This,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

June 19, adapted from “When Mother Came to Tea,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

June 20, adapted from “On Becoming a Stepmother,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

June 21, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

June 22, adapted from “Write—To Conquer Your Fear,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

June 23, adapted from “The Light at the End of the Tunnel,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

June 24, adapted from “Cyberstepmother,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

June 25, adapted from “The Wonders of Tupperware,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

June 26, adapted from “Famous Last Words,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul ©2004.

June 27, adapted from “Against All Odds,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

June 28, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

June 29, adapted from “The Miraculous Link,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

June 30, adapted from “Ronny’s Book,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

July 1, adapted from “Wasting Water,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

July 2, adapted from “George and Gracie’s Babies,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

July 3, adapted from “The Family Dinner,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

July 4, adapted from “Spouse of a Soldier,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul ©2005.

July 5, adapted from “My Sister’s Shadow,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

July 6, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Working Woman’s Soul ©2003.

July 7, adapted from “Promises to Keep,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul ©2002.

July 8, adapted from “Dance with Me,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

July 9, adapted from “A Musical Eye-Opener,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul ©2004.

July 10, adapted from “Step on a Crack, Bring Your Mother Back,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

July 11, adapted from “Wisdom of the Birds,” originally published in Life Lessons for Women ©2004.

July 12, adapted from “Maya’s Smile,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

July 13, adapted from “When All Hope Is Lost,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul ©2004.

July 14, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Working Woman’s Soul ©2003.

July 15, adapted from “Permission to Fail,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul ©2002.

July 16, adapted from “All Those Years,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

July 17, adapted from “Keeping the High Watch,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul ©2000.

July 18, adapted from “The End of Childhood,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

July 19, adapted from “An Indescribable Gift,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

July 20, adapted from “It’s All Relative,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

July 21, adapted from “Nathan’s Upgrade,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

July 22, adapted from “Daydreams Die,” originally published in Life Lessons for Women ©2004.

July 23, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Working Woman’s Soul ©2003.

July 24, adapted from “Forever, for Always, and No Matter What!” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

July 25, adapted from “Saving Him,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul ©2004.

July 26, adapted from “A Turkish Delight,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

July 27, adapted from “Miracle Wallet,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul ©2005.

July 28, adapted from “Squeeze My Hand and I’ll Tell You That I Love You,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

July 29, adapted from “This Space,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul ©2004.

July 30, adapted from “Watching Me Go,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

July 31, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Working Woman’s Soul ©2003.

August 1, adapted from “When a Mother Blows Out 75 Candles,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

August 2, adapted from “At Every Turn,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

August 3, adapted from “Goals and Dreams—A Winning Team,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul ©2002.

August 4, adapted from “The Christmas I Was Rich,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

August 5, adapted from “Too Late,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul ©2004.

August 6, adapted from “Letters of Hope,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul ©2005.

August 7, adapted from “Defining Love,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

August 8, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother and Daughter Soul ©2002.

August 9, adapted from “Miss You, Love You,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

August 10, adapted from “Celebrating My Mother,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

August 11, adapted from “Grandma’s Garden,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

August 12, adapted from “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Anyway?” originally published in Life Lessons for Women ©2004.

August 13, adapted from “Love’s Own Language,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul ©2004.

August 14, adapted from “I Will Always Love You,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul ©2002.

August 15, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother and Daughter Soul ©2002.

August 16, adapted from “The Quiet Hero,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

August 17, adapted from “I’m Not Your Slave,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

August 18, adapted from “Follow Your Heart,” originally published in Life Lessons for Women ©2004.

August 19, adapted from “She Looks Like Us,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

August 20, adapted from “The Bungee That Binds,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

August 21, adapted from “Dear Precious Husband,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul ©2004.

August 22, adapted from “My Daughter, My Teacher,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

August 23, adapted from “Leaving Home,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

August 24, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother and Daughter Soul ©2002.

August 25, adapted from “Ticketless Travel,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

August 26, adapted from “Hello, Beautiful,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul ©2005.

August 27, adapted from “View from an Empty Nest,” originally published in Life Lessons for Women ©2004.

August 28, adapted from “Food for Thought,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul ©2004.

August 29, adapted from “A Gift of Love,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul ©2000.

August 30, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Bride’s Soul ©2004.

August 31, adapted from “Girls’ Weekend,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

September 1, adapted from “I Don’t Want a New Baby,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

September 2, adapted from “Mercy,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul ©2005.

September 3, adapted from “To Have and to Hold,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

September 4, adapted from “Born a Teacher,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul ©2002.

September 5, adapted from “Beach Day,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

September 6, adapted from “Level the Playing Field,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul ©2004.

September 7, adapted from “The Question,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

September 8, adapted from “Teen Wisdom,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

September 9, adapted from “Hearts Across the World,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

September 10, adapted from “The Travelers,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul ©2004.

September 11, adapted from “A Perfect Son,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

September 12, adapted from “Angel in Uniform,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

September 13, adapted from “The Sleeping Room,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

September 14, adapted from “Welcome, Levi!” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

September 15, adapted from “The Mouth That Roared,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul ©2000.

September 16, adapted from “No Response,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul ©2004.

September 17, adapted from “Daddy’s Angels,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul ©2005.

September 18, adapted from “The Tooth Fairy,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

September 19, adapted from “Life After Death,” originally published in Life Lessons for Women ©2004.

September 20, adapted from “Different,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

September 21, adapted from “Comic-Book Solomon,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

September 22, adapted from “That’s Just Roscoe,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul ©2002.

September 23, adapted from “Finding Her There,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul ©1997.

September 24, adapted from “We Almost Did That,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

September 25, adapted from “Long-Distance Vitamins,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul ©2004.

September 26, adapted from “If I Were Lucky,” originally published in Life Lessons for Women ©2004.

September 27, adapted from “Enjoy Your Baby,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul ©2000.

September 28, adapted from “Sticks and Stones,” originally published in Life Lessons for Women ©2004.

September 29, adapted from “Land Without Mirrors,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

September 30, adapted from “Inseparable,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

October 1, adapted from “Little Marie,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul ©2002.

October 2, adapted from “Sheba,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lover’s Soul ©1999.

October 3, adapted from “After the Tears,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

October 4, adapted from “The Starter Jar,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul ©2004.

October 5, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Bride’s Soul ©2004.

October 6, adapted from “Raising My Sights,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul ©2002.

October 7, adapted from “One More Task,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul ©2004.

October 8, adapted from “A Turning Point,” originally published in Life Lessons for Women ©2004.

October 9, adapted from “Cori’s Beads,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

October 10, adapted from “Making a ’Pottment,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

October 11, adapted from “Need a Hand?” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul ©2002.

October 12, adapted from “The Necklace,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul ©2004.

October 13, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul ©2002.

October 14, adapted from “The Priceless Gift,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul ©2002.

October 15, adapted from “They’ll Be Fine,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul ©2000.

October 16, adapted from “Playing Cupid,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

October 17, adapted from “Proud to Be a Nurse,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul ©2001.

October 18, adapted from “Great Answer,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul ©2002.

October 19, adapted from “Monsters Under the Bed,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

October 20, adapted from “Sister’s Song,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

October 21, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul ©2002.

October 22, adapted from “Dreams Have a Price,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

October 23, adapted from “Unexpected Blessings,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul ©2000.

October 24, adapted from “All in a Day’s Work,” previously appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul ©2001.

October 25, adapted from “A Sister Is . . . ,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

October 26, adapted from “Church Dog,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lover’s Soul ©1999.

October 27, adapted from “Why Choose Teaching?” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul ©2002.

October 28, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul ©2002.

October 29, adapted from “Love of a Child,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

October 30, adapted from “Full Circle,” originally published in Life Lessons for Women ©2004.

October 31, adapted from “Be Ready When Your Editor Calls,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

November 1, adapted from “Can’t Let Go,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul ©2005.

November 2, adapted from “The Journey,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

November 3, adapted from “The Love Squad,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul ©2004.

November 4, adapted from “A Year Behind Sister and Forty,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

November 5, adapted from “Mum and the Volkswagen,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

November 6, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul ©2004.

November 7, adapted from “Angels Shop at Wal-Mart,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul ©2005.

November 8, adapted from “Something to Make Me Happy,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

November 9, adapted from “Message in a Mug,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

November 10, adapted from “Papa’s Gift,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

November 11, adapted from “Truly Blessed,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

November 12, adapted from “Mixed Blessings,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul ©2000.

November 13, adapted from “A Real Home,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

November 14, adapted from “A Precious Gift,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul ©2000.

November 15, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

November 16, adapted from “Miriam’s Umbrella,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

November 17, adapted from “A Bunch of Violets,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

November 18, adapted from “A Forever Friend,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul ©2004.

November 19, adapted from “A Military Family,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul ©2005.

November 20, adapted from “My Son, My Grandson,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

November 21, adapted from “The Pencil Box,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

November 22, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

November 23, adapted from “Of Yellow-Haired Dolls and Ugly Clay Bowls,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

November 24, adapted from “No Time for Dreams,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

November 25, adapted from “A Simple Act of Kindness,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul ©2005.

November 26, adapted from “The Other Mother,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul ©2000.

November 27, adapted from “Everything He Had,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

November 28, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

November 29, adapted from “My Family Was Separated,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

November 30, adapted from “The Book of Friendship,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul ©2004.

December 1, adapted from “What Day Is Today?” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul ©2001.

December 2, adapted from “Three Men and a . . .,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

December 3, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

December 4, adapted from “Earning Her Wings,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul ©2004.

December 5, adapted from “Where’s My Little Sister?” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

December 6, adapted from “The Mailbox,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

December 7, adapted from “Melts in Your Heart, Not in Your Hand,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul ©2004.

December 8, adapted from “A Forever Kind of Love,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul ©2001.

December 9, adapted from “To See a Volcano,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

December 10, adapted from “Paid in Full,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

December 11, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul ©2002.

December 12, adapted from “The Drawer Wouldn’t Close,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

December 13, adapted from “Precious in My Eyes,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

December 14, adapted from “Big Problems, Little Miracles,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul ©2004.

December 15, adapted from “Next to My Heart,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

December 16, adapted from “A Little White Lie,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

December 17, adapted from “L’Air du Temps,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

December 18, adapted from “Long-Distance Sister,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

December 19, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul ©2002.

December 20, adapted from “A Single Act of Love,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul ©2001.

December 21, adapted from “Not Just Another Birthday,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

December 22, adapted from “The Art of Traveling,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

December 23, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul ©2002.

December 24, adapted from “A Doll from Santa,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

December 25, adapted from “Stolen Christmas,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2 ©2001.

December 26, adapted from “An Arm for a Friend,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul ©2004.

December 27, adapted from “Sight Language,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul ©2002.

December 28, originally published in Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul ©2002.

December 29, adapted from “Jesus Loves Me,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul ©2004.

December 30, adapted from “The Voyage,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

December 31, adapted from “New Year’s Eve Dilemma,” originally published in Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul ©1999.

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