CONTENTS

From Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul

Contents

Introduction

1. STAYING YOUNG AT HEART

Risky Business Jo Coudert

Time Out Random Acts of Kindness

The Age of Mystique Anita Cheek Milner

Strike Out or Home Run? Harriet May Savitz

The Long Ride Diana L. Chapman

Annual Checkup W. E. “Bill” Thorn

Daily Prayer John T. Baker

2. SHARING WITH OTHERS

The Rich Family Eddie Ogan

The Secret Benefactor Woody McKay Jr.

They Call Me “The Umbrella Lady” Roberta L. Messner

A Million-Dollar Smile Paul J. Meyer

Uncle Li and Sarah Wong Audrey Bowie

Greater Than a Super Bowl Tom Landry

3. ACROSS THE GENERATIONS

The Inventive Generation Nancy Reagan with William Novak

Love Is a Grandparent Erma Bombeck

Kids on Grandparents Stuart Hample and Eric Marshall

Change of Heart Muriel J. Bussman

Minimaxims for My Godson Arthur Gordon

Help for the Helper Marlena Thompson

These Things I Wish for You Lee Pitts

4. CELEBRATING LIFE

A Novel Experience Phyllis S. Heinel

Together We Can Make It Dan Clark

A Second Chance Renae Pick

Happy Anniversary Evelyn Marder Levin

A Matter of Life and Death Mickey Mann Johnson

Hindsight Retold by Max Lucado

The Door Prize Roberta L. Messner

Red Shoes with Gold Laces Sidney B. Simon

5. STILL LEARNING

Profile of a Prime-Timer Nardi Reeder Campion

Matchless Moments Tom Harken

Mr. Kindrick’s Pearl of Wisdom Dudley Callison

Cramming for Finals Florence Littauer

It’s Never Too Late Mildred Cohn

An Even Greater Lesson Barbara Russell Chesser

Remembering to Forget Amy Seeger

Banana, Anyone? Robert Darden

6. ON LOVE

What He Did for Love Eileen Lawrence

Loving Muriel Robertson McQuilkin

I’ll Be Seeing You Louise R. Hamm

The Ideal Invitation Del Chesser

Five Dates, Eleven Hundred Letters and Fifty-Five Years Later Amy Seeger

Love’s Cross-Stitch Evelyn Gibb

The Golden Gift John C. Bonser

7. ON OVERCOMING

A Timeless Tapestry Vicki Marsh Kabat

Daddy’s Best Birthday Nita Sue Kent

Fear Fouls a Pond Retold by Bill Floyd

A Plan for You Ruth Stafford Peale

Two of a Kind Bettie B. Youngs

FDR and Me Sharon Whitley Larsen

In the Eye of the Storm Helen Weathers As told to Diana L. Chapman

8. A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE

Beautiful Day, Isn’t It? Retold by Barbara Johnson

From Here to Eternity Michael T. Smith with Kelley Smith

You Can Be Right Amy Seeger

Overnight Guest Hartley F. Dailey

The List Agnes Moench

The Mirror Has Three Faces Kristina Cliff-Evans

Ready to Roll Betsy Hall Hutchinson

Cracking Up Maureen S. Pusch

Get Up and Go Pete Seeger

9. ON BELIEVING

Just One Wish Margaret E. Mack

The Patient and Her Encourager Scot Thurman

Bewitched Penny Porter

The Man Without a Name Naomi Jones

Sophie’s Seascape Barbara Jo Reams Russell

Kathleen’s Piano Roberta L. Messner

Grandma’s Garden LeAnn Thieman

10. LIVING YOUR DREAM

A Dream Deferred Marie Bunce

Never “Too Old” Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen,Paul J. Meyer, Barbara Russell Chesser and Amy Seeger

Sweet Petunia Leon J. Rawitz

Special Delivery Paul Stripling

Being There Doris Dillard Edwards

Reaching My Impossible Dreams Dan Miller

High-Flying Nun Sister Clarice Lolich As told to Diana L. Chapman

11. REMINISCING

My Brush with the Red Cross Barbara E. Keith

Mama’s Medicines Lee Hill-Nelson

A Birthday Remembered Elizabeth Leopard

The Cat in the Bag Arnold Fine

Front Porches Vicki Marsh Kabat

The World Upside Down Edith Eva Eger

The Four Chaplains Victor M. Parachin

12. AGELESS WISDOM

Making the Rest the Best Paul J. Meyer

No Ordinary Auction Bob Welch

When I Grow Up Barbara Russell Chesser

Rules of the Road John C. Fitts

Fifty Reasons Why Older Is Better Lisa Birnbach, Ann Hodgman, Patricia Marx, David Owen, Liz Curtis Higgs and Others

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Is Paul J. Meyer?

Who Is Barbara Russell Chesser?

Who Is Amy Seeger?

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