Do you ever wish you could do more to make a real difference?
"The next step beyond the good feeling we get from reading
a heartwarming story of kindness and giving," says author
Steve Zikman, "is to act on those feelings."
In Doing Good for Goodness' Sake, Zikman has collected real-life
stories--some poignant, some truly courageous--about saving
lives, mentoring troubled teens, learning from the unconditional
love of a child, caring for a terminally ill patient, helping
a coworker at the office, and more. Each tale expresses the
joy of helping someone else unconditionally, without receiving
anything in return.
Importantly, the book also puts the world of good within everyone's
reach; after each piece, Zikman includes practical ways in
which readers can prepare themselves to take action in their
own communities and across the world.
Through the tips, along with a resource section of organizations
mentioned in the book, you'll learn:
This easily accessible and beautifully designed collection is
perfect for sharing with family and friends, over the holidays
and all through the year.
- What to do in case of a car, medical, or fire emergency
- How to prevent drunk driving
- How to reach out to others during the holiday season
- How to become an organ or bone marrow donor
- What you and your family can contribute through volunteering
- How to teach your children about helping the homeless
and others in need
- How to be a mentor
The book also features a foreword by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Harry Belafonte and an afterword by the Points of Light Foundation,
the largest volunteer network in the United States.
is all-encompassing, an unending circle of events that touches
every life on Earth. It's the rock in your flower-strewn garden.
It's the first snowfall that covers that garden, leaving a
downy white playground for the kids to explore. It's the pattern
left in the snow by a passing doe, the same one that feasted
on your blueberries last summer.
Whether you are scaling a summit, camping with friends, floating
peacefully along the river's edge or resting in a hammock
in your own backyard, nature offers incomparable moments of
exhilaration and adventure, beauty and awe, serenity and healing.
Each story in Chicken Soup for the Nature Lover's Soul will
provide that essential connection to nature in its many forms.
As you read each piece, you'll be inspired to get out there
and savor all that Mother Nature presents. You'll find that
appreciating nature's splendor will soothe your sorrows, put
things into much-needed perspective and add a revitalizing
brilliance to your life. As author Rachel Carson revealed,
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find
reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”
The bestselling series, Chicken Soup for the Soul, hits the
road! With chapters like Living Your Dream, Getting There,
Our Common Bond, Making a Difference, On Love, The Kindness
of Strangers and Wisdom Along the Way, Chicken Soup for the
Traveler's Soul is certain to inspire all travelers and would-be
Contributors range from Peace Corps volunteers and sky-savvy
flight attendants to Maya Angelou and Charles Kuralt.
Whether you're contemplating a short getaway, already on the
road, or restlessly awaiting the next chapter in your travels,
Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul will take you where you
need to go and celebrate what you have already experienced.
For a peek at Steve’s 47-city, cross-country road tour,
Power of Travel is the first handy and concise source for
bringing travel to a new level of personal experience, enabling
you to more fully appreciate and enrich your own weekend jaunt,
vacation adventure, or business trip.
Easily kept in a knapsack, briefcase or back pocket, this
book brims with a travel expert's wisdom on turning time spent
in the town down the road or across the globe into a journey
of personal insight and revelation. Steve Zikman's brief and
reflective sketches present today's hurried travelers with
countless opportunities to look both outward and inward.
The Power of Travel will truly take you where you need to
go, whether you’re heading out for a short getaway,
already on the road or restlessly awaiting the next chapter
in your travels. Indeed, this precious volume will be a trusted
and empowering traveler's staple for many years to come.