Spreading Good News (Part 368 – The Serenity Prayer)

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.

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OUR GOOD, SHORT BOOKS

THIS WEEK’S REVIEW:  “My 15 Dogs:  A 55-Year Journey of Love”

Dr. Carol Carpenter of Livonia, Michigan, says, “For Dog Lovers Everywhere.  My 15 Dogs: A 55-Year Journey of Love is a readable, delightful book. It belongs on the bookshelves of vets, dog shelters, the humane society, rescue organizations, senior centers, schools and dog lovers everywhere.

This book is full of tenderness, compassion, humor, sadness — and it tells the story of true love between the author and each of her 15 dogs. I laugh when I recall Alex with the purple tongue or Buster’s tail thumping against the oven hard enough to make a cake fall.

The author tells each story so well. I can picture Sugar with the bag on her head trying to get to the food scraps in the middle of the night. Then there’s such devotion as we learn of Sugar’s seizures and the author’s loving care. The imagery throughout the book stays with me. I’ll never look at another sunflower without seeing JoJo wearing his upturned collar from the vet.”

Read the preview and other reviews for “My 15 Dogs:  A 55-Year Journey of Love” 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

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/my-15-dogs/id443785321?mt=11

 

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

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781257365388

LINE OF SERENITY

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781257176359

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

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781257197934

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VISIT OUR ONLINE STORE!

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!!

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TODAY’S QUOTE

I DON’T STAND FOR THE BLACK MAN’S SIDE; I DON’ T STAND FOR THE WHITE MAN’S SIDE.  I STAND FOR GOD’S SIDE.  ~ Bob Marley

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TODAY’S BLOG

The Serenity Prayer

We should always remember the Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr:

God, grant me the serenity

To accept the things I cannot change;

Courage to change the things I can;

And the wisdom to know the difference.

What does it mean?

Serenity” is calmness.  So, we are asking for calmness in our spirit or soul so that we can accept what we cannot change.  As I see it, the main thing that we cannot change is other people.  Only they can do that.  We can tell them what we see in their behavior, but they have to make the change.

We’re asking for courage to change what we can.  We can change the way we think and act—if we’re shown good reason to do so.

Wisdom to know the difference keeps us from wasting our time in fighting losing battles; enables us to choose wisely.

What do YOU think?

 

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).

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~ Joyce Fields

 

 

 

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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 eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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4 Responses to Spreading Good News (Part 368 – The Serenity Prayer)

  1. Mekkah says:

    I think your right and that it is a great prayer

  2. Ava Glenn says:

    Hello, Joyce
    Great reading all of the articles! Some I had read before, but it was good to read them again.
    Your Breast Cancer Journey is very soothing and calming to me, does that make sense? Thank you for allowing me to come along with you.
    I love you, Ava

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    I do accept as true with all the ideas you have offered for your post. They’re really convincing and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are very quick for beginners. May you please extend them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.

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