If you're looking for inspiration and comfort, then A 3rd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul
may be the book for you. It's a collection of stories and anecdotes about people triumphing over adversity, of finding a ray of light even in the deepest darkness, of acts of kindness being their own reward, and so on.
The Chicken Soup series of books aims "to inspire and motivate you to love unconditionally, live more passionately and pursue your heartfelt dreams with more conviction." This volume contains "101 more stories to open the heart and rekindle the spirit," divided into sections such as Love, Parenting, Teaching and Learning, and Death and Dying. Many of them include insights that adults can learn from their children, who see the world from a different perspective to us, who haven't yet learnt to be cynical or to expect the worst.
Two warnings: first, this is a very American book, in both its content and its feel; British readers may find it just a little too much "Mom's apple pie". Second, it's not a book to be read right through, but a book to dip into, perhaps when you're feeling low, or need a touch of inspiration to boost you. It could also be useful to preachers and others who have a use for heart-warming anecdotes. --David V Barrett
The Chicken Soup series is a publishing phenomenon with more than 56 million copies sold in over 30 languages. This 3rd Helping of Chicken Soup is a treasury of inspirational tales and important lessons for everyone.