Sometime ago, we are talking years here, I started reading the book “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff . . .” By Richard Carlson, Ph.D. It has been an off and on part of my morning coffee time.
The “off and on” part relates to the first quote in the book, (really first, it is found in the introduction) from William James.
“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.” -William James
I picked this little book up again after a long sabbatical from morning coffee time and well, my lifestyle, if we want to be honest. The lifestyle I enjoy and makes for the best of me, has more often than not been put on the back burner while I did things that at the time I thought were more important and pressing than my best inner self.
It is just what I needed to remind me of the things that I put aside. Ah, yes, slow down, find the joy in the moment. Picking this little book up again, was the best coffee morning time ever!
This summer I have a tower of unread books at my disposal. Backlogged tomes of intrigue that were purchased, loaned, or given to me to read, I am commencing to their needs. As I read them I will add here and perhaps even write a short review. What are you reading this summer?
First up is this story I found while visiting St. Louis, meeting the author. Mr. Wigfall who began writing a story inspired by a young person who compelled him to make a difference. The resulting story A Dying Breed is a strong start to providing stories for an underserved audience.
I am sharing the link on Goodreads and Amazon, as well as my review.
Goodreads- Dying Breed
Amazon- Dying Breed
My Review –
This is a compelling story with endearing characters. I want to know what happens next!
Buy two copies, one for yourself and one to give away. This story needs to be shared. It has the potential to inspire and open dialog not only with children and those raising children, but within our society about how we are letting our youth down. OUR YOUTH. Every child is our youth and we must be held accountable to why we are allowing them to grow up without basic needs being met. Security and hope are basic needs every child should have to grow to their full potential.
Mr. Wigfall, well done. Please continue!