Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Learning to dance in the Rain! Play the Glad Game!

Hi good day!
I had subscribed to a newsletter for the site:
SIMPLE TRUTHS
- http://www.simpletruths.com/

They send me a beautiful newsletter about the books/magazines they have on their site along with a motivational description about the book.
The Saturdays NL had the description about the Book: Learning to Dance in the Rain.
The title spells motivation in itself, but after reading the description, Im sure it will do good to all those who read it. This one's sure on my Must Read booklist :) (ever increasing)

Here's the Description, it seems long But plz read it till end:
Dear Nilima,

In her wonderful book, The Wealthy Spirit, Chellie Campbell describes how, when she was a girl, her mother taught her to play "The Glad Game." On days when Chellie came home from school complaining about something - a bully on the playground, a harsh teacher, a skinned knee, or difficult homework – Chellie’s mom would hug her, kiss away her tears, and then suggest, "OK, enough complaining. Let’s play 'The Glad Game.'"


“The Glad Game” is another name for a Gratitude List. “The Glad Game” helps you focus on what’s right in your world today, instead of what’s wrong. Chellie’s mom was a very wise woman, teaching her that no matter what your troubles, there are still plenty of things to be grateful for: a sunny day, good food to eat, a loving family, a house to live in, a family pet to love, a handful of friends to enjoy, and much, much more.


Chellie would follow her mother’s suggestion:

“I’m glad I have you as my mom."
“I’m glad the weekend is almost here."
“I’m glad I have some nice clothes to wear to school."
“I’m glad I don’t have to share my room with my sister anymore."
“I’m glad I get to watch TV when I finish my homework."
“I’m glad we have pie for dessert.”

Playing “The Glad Game” is a terrific way to change your attitude in a hurry. We all slip into self-pity once in a while – after all, we’re only human. The important thing is to cut the pity-party short and shift into gratitude. An attitude of gratitude will get you much farther in life than complaining and self-pity. Try it and see.

This is one of many short chapters in Learning to Dance in the Rain...The Power of Gratitude.

Dancing in the rain isn't something that most of us are born knowing how to do. We learn it. We learn it from others; we learn it from Life. The more we dance, the better we get at it. With practice, dancing in the rain becomes almost automatic. We no longer seek to run from storms...instead, we toss back our heads, throw out our arms, pick up our feet, and DANCE!

I love this book! The inspirational stories, wonderful quotes and original poetry by BJ Gallagher can bring life changing insights during a time we need it most!

My sis was just now asking what book to gift her mentor, who himself has gifted them many good books. I guess dear this is the ONE :).

Ppl, Do read more BOOKS!!! They teach you more than u urself can learn by simple experience :) Sincere request.

Bye. Tc. Waiting for the rains :D.

P.S: I have a huge collection of these NL's too, now be prepared to get bombarded with these too :)

4 comments:

  1. Simply awesome...:)
    And ya thanks for the suggestion! :D

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  2. Thank you!
    Received some more comments on Blish too:
    http://blish.in.com/just-any-random-topic/post/learning_todance_in_therain_play_theglad_game-35079.html

    & 1 or 2of my friends have started their practise of reading books again! Time I started mine too ;)

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