Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Think Possible - Amy Newmark and Deborah Norville (Giveaway)

About the Book: 

Think Possible is filled with stories about people doing the impossible, whether they are overcoming disabilities, achieving success despite predictions to the contrary, coming back from trauma and disasters, or rebooting their lives through just plain positive thinking and force of will. You’ll read stories from people who deliberately became more positive, and transformed their lives as a result. You’ll root for people who followed their hearts and attained the unattainable. You’ll see how using gratitude and forgiveness can change the trajectory of your life. And you’ll meet people who confronted their fears and rose to challenges that none of us think we can handle… until they happen to us. The positive role models in this book are fascinating and inspiring, and you’ll find yourself reinvigorated and ready to take on the world after reading just a few stories.

As Deborah Norville says, “Here’s a news flash if you suspect ‘thinking’ possible is a waste of brain power: You are wrong! The research I’ve discovered reveals that when you’ve decided you are going to do something, you not only increase your chances of being successful by priming your brain to make the right choices to achieve your goal, you also make yourself less susceptible to the impediments that might crop up along the way. It’s as though you’ve supercharged your mind and put on body armor to ward off the naysayers.” 


The proof is in these stories, which manage to entertain and inspire us at the same time. They show that we all have the ability to call on resilience and inner strength when needed, and that we really can change our lives through something as simple as deliberate positive thinking.


My Thoughts: 

Nowadays, picking up any newspaper it's disheartening to read about all the negative things happening in our world: wars, refugee crisis, terror attacks, murders, and the list can go on. Still, we know there are also positive things happening to many individuals, most of which never gets reported, at least not in newspapers. Many of these heart-warming stories can be found in the pages of any Chicken Soup for the Soul book.  Think Possible is no exception. (I love the cover of this book; it speaks volumes.) This book is divided into sections like, Overcoming Adversity, Rising to the Challenge and The Wonders of a Positive Attitude, invite into the life's of people who chose to 'think possible' and came away feeling blessed -- some got a new lease on life, others overcame serious obstacles, and all leave us with valuable life lessons, like how patience, perseverance and thinking possible, pays off.

Disclaimer:

In exchange for an honest review Simon and Schuster and Shelton Interactive provided me with a copy of this book.

Now for the most exciting part: Thanks to the organizations mentioned above, I'm able to give away a copy of Think Possible - our Christmas gift to you. Just leave a comment (along with your email address) and this gift could be coming your way in the near future. Early in the New Year, I will select a winner with random.org. The winner will be notified via email and I will also post it right here on my blog. Good Luck! I'm looking forward to reading your comments!

6 comments:

Derek said...

Would live to have a copy of this book.

Linda Maendel said...

Please leave your email address in this format: sally(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks.

Glogirl said...

If this is open to Canada, I'd love to enter. I love Chicken Soup for the Soul books!

ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

Linda Maendel said...

It sure is, Glogirl, especially since I'm Canadian myself.

Cynthia Conrad said...

I would love to receive the book. Positive encouragement is always good. I wish you and your family a ver happy Christmas. Email address is couples24(at)yahoo(dot)com

gardeninggal said...

Would love to get this book we can all use more positive thinking in our life. sonmaen@gmail.com