Chicken Soup for the Mothers Soul

Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul

Contents: This book is a collection of short stories composed by four authors from readers who have sent them in, or just stories they have found.

The stories are in ten different sections “On Love,” “A Mother’s Guiding Hand,” “A Mother’s Courage,” “On Motherhood,” “Becoming a Mother,” “Special Moments,” “Miracles,” “Letting Go,” “A Grandmothers Love,” and “Thank You Mom.” (As you may have noticed, this book is directed toward women, but men will like it too, I think)

I love this book, it was a great read. The stories are so inspiring and funny, a few are sad, but inspiring at the same time. It makes you look at your mother, and grandmother, in an entirely new fashion.

One story in particular concerns grandmothers, and how they seem to have all the time in the world for their grandchildren. They don’t brush them away, or skip pages when reading a book, and are willing to read the same book repeatedly. That made me look at the way I treat my four-year-old cousin in an entirely new way. I have been trying to make sure that taking a few minutes to read a book does not become a frustration in my busy day, but a time to teach and spend time with him.

Most of these stories include something happening that shows the child just how much their mother loves them. This, I think, brings out the point that underlines all these stories; you must spend time with your children if you want a lasting relationship. One mother sent love notes with each of her children, every single day, without fail, even when they grew older and said they did not need them. All her children took that little action of love with them for the rest of their lives.

You only have one life to live, so live it in a way that brings glory to God and joy to others.


3 thoughts on “Chicken Soup for the Mothers Soul

  1. I too enjoyed the Chicken soup series… until I found that whole books have been written on the fraudulence of that brand. Apparently they commission fiction writers to make heart-warming storeis and then pass them off as real; the first few books had mostly true stories, but as the series got longer and more specific sequels were needed, more storeis had to be written “from sctratch”. So, be encouraged, but take it with a grain of salt.

  2. Heheh.

    I knew there had to be something wrong with the series. Mostly caused it annoyed me….

    Really, personal opinions aside, like Asop’s fables, I would assume that they have decent points for people to consider.

  3. Hmmm, well that’s not very honest, to pass them off as real.
    I have only read the one above and one other short Chicken Soup book,
    we don’t have anymore than that.
    The Chicken soups do have some decent points, though I haven’t read very many Asops fables.

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