Spreading Good News (Part 399 – A Piece of My Heart)

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:  “The Best Way to Keep a Man is to Let Him Go (among other things)”

Lisa Alexander of Pasadena, California, says, “Practical Relationship Guide…and Story of Love!!  I enjoyed reading this entire book because it offers a rare perspective on relationships, from a woman who has been in a relationship for many, many years.  Any woman, at any stage of her life or relationship can read this book and take away something important to think about.  Thank you.”

 

 

Read the preview and other reviews for “The Best Way to Keep a Man is to Let Him Go (among other things)” and order today at http://www.GoodShortBooks.com.

 

VIEW OUR CABLE TV AD HERE (showcasing our printed books):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AXHTT8NGT8

 

E-Books!  Only $1.99 each!!  All of our books are available as e-books, too.  Go to http://www.GoodShortBooks.com.

 

iBooks!

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 iBookstore 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!

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TODAY’S QUOTE

DON’T BE JEALOUS.  BE YOUR BEST.  ~ Joyce Fields

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TODAY’S BLOG

I found this piece on the Internet and thought it was one of the most beautiful pieces I’ve ever read!  What do you think?

 

A Piece Of My Heart

~ Author unknown

One day a young man was standing in the middle of the town proclaiming that he had the most beautiful heart in the whole valley.  A large crowd gathered, and they all admired his heart, for it was perfect.  There was not a mark or a flaw in it.  Yes, they all agreed, it truly was the most beautiful heart they had ever seen.

The young man was very proud and boasted more loudly about his beautiful heart.  Suddenly, an old man appeared at the front of the crowd and said, “Why, your heart is not nearly as beautiful as mine.”

The crowd and the young man looked at the old man’s heart.  It was beating strongly, but it was full of scars.  It had places where pieces had been removed and other pieces put in, but they didn’t fit quite right and there were several jagged edges.  In fact, in some places there were deep gouges where whole pieces were missing.

The people stared.  How can he say his heart is more beautiful? they thought.

The young man looked at the old man’s heart and saw its state and laughed.

“You must be joking,” he said.  “Compare your heart with mine.  Mine is perfect, and yours is a mess of scars and tears.”

“Yes,” said the old man, “yours is perfect looking, but I would never trade with you.  You see, every scar represents a person to whom I have given my love—I tear out a piece of my heart and give it to them, and often they give me a piece of their heart which fits into the empty place in my heart, but because the pieces aren’t exact, I have some rough edges, which I cherish, because they remind me of the love we shared.”

“Sometimes I have given pieces of my heart away, and the other person hasn’t returned a piece of their heart to me.  These are the empty gouges—giving love, is taking a chance.  Although these gouges are painful, they stay open, reminding me of the love I have for these people, too, and I hope someday they may return and fill the space I have waiting.  So now do you see what true beauty is?”

The young man stood silently, with tears running down his cheeks.  He walked up to the old man, reached into his perfect young and beautiful heart and ripped a piece out.  He offered it to the old man with trembling hands.  The old man took his offering, placed it in his heart and then took a piece from his old scarred heart and placed it in the wound in the young man’s heart.  It fit, but not perfectly, as there were some jagged edges.

The young man looked at his heart, not perfect anymore, but more beautiful than ever, since love from the old man’s heart flowed into his.

 

 

NOTE FROM JOYCEIf you enjoyed and/or learned from this blog, please leave a comment and send the link to others.  Thanks!!

 

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

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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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