I wish I could say I am one of those people who have an immediately positive outlook on the world when I wake up in the morning, but I'm just not. If anything, I'm at my most curmudgeonly and negative first thing in the a.m. So I welcome anything that can help me start the day off with some positive energy.
For the last few weeks I've been incorporating a wonderful book, Stone Soup for the World, into my daily routine. It's a collection of short real life stories about people who have worked to make the world a better place.
Each morning I sit down with my cup of coffee and read a chapter or two. Inevitably the stories and the positive impact people have made on the world around them touch my heart and inspires my desire to do the same.
Some of the stories are about regular everyday people, while others are about people whose names everybody would recognize (personally, I've found the everyday people stories most moving).
Since each story is a few pages max, it makes it easy to incorporate into the day. I can read each one in ten minutes or less, get my change-the-world fix, and move into the rest of my day.
It's definitely worth adding to your library (or giving as a gift, for that matter).
Any other books you would recommend?
Brought to you by Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst TM