Spreading Good News (Part 366 – A Lesson from an Oyster)

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 good, short books and our online store.



THIS WEEK’S REVIEW:  “Mother’s Dozen:  An Easy Recipe for Raising GREAT Kids!”

Kimberly Robinson of Pasadena, California, says, “Mother’s Dozen is a short fun-loving inspirational guide for parenting.  Filled with GREAT advice and reason for those who have questions, and feel there is no help or no one to show them “how to do it.”  Mother’s Dozen offers insight with personal experiences from a very established, well-round individual, a truly genuine author.

I am a believer that anyone who wants to raise respectable, intelligent, outgoing, independent children would find it in this book.  There is something for everyone to learn from, especially the parents.

Being born of the late 70’s era, I can relate to most of the upbringing mentioned.  We didn’t have a lot, but we always had enough, and always had a good time.

I would encourage everyone to get your copy and start yours and your child’s future on a brighter path to a long, enjoyable life.”


Read the preview and other reviews for “Mother’s Dozen:  An Easy Recipe for Raising GREAT Kids!” and order today at http://www.GoodShortBooks.com.


VIEW OUR CABLE TV AD HERE:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AXHTT8NGT8

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!




WORLD PEACE” shirts/hats/mugs, etc., “LIFE QUOTE” shirts, and “MEANINGFUL MESSAGES” (cards that address serious issues—incarceration, terminal illness, bullying/peer pressure, etc.) available at http://www.zazzle.com/emrosecreations! Something for everyone–dog shirt, too!  Browse and order today!!






This poem provides a nice visual for the saying, “It’s not what happens to you, but how you choose to deal with it.”

A Lesson from an Oyster
~  Author Unknown

There once was an oyster
whose story I tell,
who found that some sand
got into his shell.

It was only a grain,
but it gave him great pain.
For oysters have feelings
although they’re so plain.

Now, did he berate
the harsh workings of fate
that had brought him
to such a deplorable state?

Did he curse at the ocean,
cry out for perfection,
and claim that the sea should
give him protection?

“No,” he said to himself,
as he lay on his shell.
“Since I cannot remove it,
I shall try to improve it.”

Now the years have rolled ‘round,
as the years always do;
and he came to his ultimate
destiny due.

And the small grain of sand
that had bothered him so
was a beautiful pearl,
all richly aglow.

Now the tale has a moral,
for isn’t it grand
what an oyster can do
with a morsel of sand?

What couldn’t we do
if we’d only begin
with some of the things
that get under our skin?



NOTE FROM JOYCEIf you enjoyed this piece, send the link to others.  Thanks!!


If you’re interested in reading all 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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