Spreadng Good News (Part 344 – Alabaster Boxes)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS and to tell readers about our books!!


THIS WEEK’S REVIEW:  “Line of Serenity”

Carol Carpenter of Livonia, Michigan, says, “In ‘Line of Serenity,’ Joyce Fields inspires us to face life head on with optimism, enthusiasm and a strong belief in ourselves and others who surround us. She offers strategies for developing a ‘line of serenity,’ a life force that flows through us and links us to others. No matter what challenges we take on, Ms. Fields shows us how to meet each one with love, grace, dignity and a huge appetite for learning and moving onward and upward. Best of all, she shows how the ‘line of serenity’ philosophy and strategies work in her large family – and how they can work for each and every one of us.”


Read the preview and other reviews for “Line of Serenity” and order today at http://www.GoodShortBooks.com.


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Our Books Are Now Available in Apple’s iBookstore!!

In case you are into the speed and convenience of e-books, I want you to know that four of our books are now available in Apple’s iBookstore for immediate download to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod!  Here are the titles and the Apple iBook links:

My  15 Dogs:  A 55-Year Journey of Love



THE VISION:  Telling Kids That They Can Make the World a Better Place






MOTHER’S DOZEN:  An Easy Recipe for Raising GREAT Kids!







I found this piece on the Internet and thought it was absolutely WONDERFUL!!  Hope you do, too!


Alabaster Boxes
~ Author unknown

Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and tenderness sealed up, until your loved ones and friends are dead.

Fill their lives with sweetness.

Speak approving, cheering words while their ears can hear them and while their hearts can be thrilled and made happier by them.  The kind things you mean to say when they are gone, say them before they go.

The flowers you mean to send—use to brighten and sweeten their homes before they leave them.

If my loved ones and friends have alabaster boxes laid away, full of fragrant perfumes of sympathy and affection, I would rather they would bring them out in my weary and troubled hours and open them, that I may be refreshed and cheered when I need them.

Let us learn to anoint our loved ones and friends beforehand.  Post-mortem kindness does not cheer the burdened spirit.

Flowers cast no fragrance backward over the weary way.


NOTE FROM JOYCE:  Since I’ve been on this “Breast Cancer Journey,” my loved ones and friends have brought out their alabaster boxes and refreshed and cheered me, even though I have not been weary or troubled.  They all know that my faith is strong, and I maintain a positive attitude.  They also know that I love their love!!! 

If you enjoyed this piece, send the link to others.  Thanks!!

If you’re interested in reading about “My Breast Cancer Journey,” those posts start with post #334 (scroll down).


~ Joyce Fields



About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of 10 books (mostly non-fiction)--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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2 Responses to Spreadng Good News (Part 344 – Alabaster Boxes)

  1. Mekkah says:

    i really liked this one … It was sweet .

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