CONTENTS

From Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul

Contents

Introduction

1. ON LOVE

The White Gardenia Marsha Arons

Words from the Heart Bobbie Lippman

Just in Time Dan Clark

Gifts of the Heart Sheryl Nicholson

The Other Woman David Farrell

Ramona’s Touch Betty Aboussie Ellis

“Are You God?” Dan Clark

The Electric Candlesticks Marsha Arons

More Than a Scholarship Stephanie Bullock

It Couldn’t Hurt Sandy Ezrine

A Goodnight Kiss Phyllis Volkens

Gifts Page Lambert

1,716 Letters Louise Shimoff

Martha’s Secret Ingredient Reminisce magazine

2. ON ATTITUDE AND SELF-ESTEEM

Home Is Where The Heart Is Roberta L. Messner

A Tale of Two Cities The Best of Bits & Pieces

Where Do the Mermaids Stand? Robert Fulghum

The Pirate Marjorie Wallé

So What Do You Grow? Philip Chard

Grandma Ruby Lynn Robertson

Problem or Solution? Edgar Bledsoe

Just the Way You Are Jennifer Read Hawthorne

True Beauty Charlotte Ward

Angela’s Word Barbara K. Bassett

Just Say Yes Fran Capo

The Gift of Gab Lynn Rogers Petrak

I Was a Sixth-Grade Scarecrow Linda Jessup

3. OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

If There’s a Will Kathie Lee Gifford and Stacey Nasalroad

We’ve Come a Long Way Pat Bonney Shepherd

And Justice Has Been Served The Best of Bits & Pieces

No Hair Day Alison Lambert with Jennifer Rosenfeld

Just Like You Carol Price

Little Red Wagons Patricia Lorenz

My Father’s Lessons Cathy Downs

Who to Believe? More Sower’s Seeds

The Marks of Life Diana Golden

Soaring Free Laurie Waldron

Tears of Joy Joan Fountain with Carol Kline

4. ON MARRIAGE

Home Forever Jean Bole

A Little Holiday Magic K. M. Jenkins

Paris in the Springtime Jennifer Read Hawthorne

Marriage Advice from 1886 Jane Wells

A Handful of Emeralds Rebecca Christian

Lost and Found Elinor Daily Hall

Grandpa’s Valentine Elaine Reese

A Soldier’s Last Letter Maj. Sullivan Ballou

All the Days of My Life Jeanne Marie Laskas

5. ON MOTHERHOOD

It Will Change Your Life Dale Hanson Bourke

As I Watch You Sleep Diane Loomans

To My Grown-Up Son Author Unknown

Running Away Lois Krueger

Taking a Break The Best of Bits & Pieces

Help Wanted—The Ideal Mother Joan Beck

Graduation Day Mary Ann Detzler

A Mother’s Letter to the World Author Unknown

To Give the Gift of Life Patty Hansen

Mother’s Day Sharon Nicola Cramer

6. SPECIAL MOMENTS

In a Hurry Gina Barrett Schlesinger

No Small Act of Kindness Donna Wick

The Last Jar of Jelly Andy Skidmore

A Christmas Story Beverly M. Bartlett

Who Won? Dan Clark

Bush Sneakers Christine Harris-Amos with Cliff Marsh

Feather Light Melody Arnett

365 Days Rosemarie Giessinger

Spots of a Different Color Grazina Smith

7. LIVE YOUR DREAM

The Wind Beneath Her Wings Carol Kline with Jean Harper

What Do You Want to Be? Rev. Teri Johnson

Finding My Wings Sue Augustine

Grandma Moses and Me Liah Kraft-Kristaine

“We’re All Here to Learn” Charles Slack

A Room of One’s Own Liah Kraft-Kristaine

Meeting Betty Furness Barbara Haines Howett

8. ON AGING

The Dancin’ Grannies Beverly Gemigniani with Carol Kline

A Romance of the ‘90s for Those in Their 70s Lillian Darr

Bessie Bessie Delaney

“Are We Having Fun Yet?” Kim Miller

9. HIGHER WISDOM

The Wise Woman’s Stone The Best of Bits & Pieces

Let It Be K. Lynn Towse with Mary L. Towse

We Are Not Alone Mary L. Miller

The Hijacking K. Bernard

Miracle in Toronto Sue West

War Story Maureen Read

Connection Susan B. Wilson

Higher Love Suzanne Thomas Lawlor

I Wonder Why Things Are the Way They Are Christy Carter Koski

10. ACROSS THE GENERATIONS

On Giving Birth Kay Cordell Whitaker

A Doll for Great-Grandmother Jacqueline Hickey

Walking One Another Home Rita Bresnahan

The Making of a Woman Doni Tamblyn

Tribute to Dad Debra Halperin Poneman

Memories of a Childhood Past Sasha Williams

Threads That Bind Ann Seely

Praise to the Women on My Journey Rev. Melissa M. Bowers


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