Thursday, February 18, 2010

Chicken Soup for The Soul: True Love!

I am an incurable, unsalvageable, hopeless romantic. I believe it was my interest in novels which sparked my romantic inklings, and I am lucky enough to have a husband who after 15 years of togetherness and 12 years of marriage still gazes at me with starry adoration , a man whom I still look upon as my ideal! We met as university students and I have believed in love at first sight ever since. We became instantly inseparable.

When my husband and I moved to the arctic and began teaching a close friend of mine. A vibrant, vivacious Newfoundlander asked us how we had met. She enjoyed collecting tales of first meetings and like her I think many of us have the urge to hear stories which further the notion of True Love. Chicken Soup For the Soul: True Love is a book which does just that.

I recall reading Chicken Soup For the Soul and many of the Chicken Soup Books to follow as a teenager. It has been years but Chicken Soup for the Soul continues to produce volumes of down-to-earth, "every person" stories we can all relate to! Chicken Soup for the Soul True Love introduced by beloved figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, presents 101 stories of love, dating and marriage--uplifting, heartwarming, and sometimes humorous.

I chuckled over the woman who chose her cat over entering the tempting world of speed dating, and the “husband instruction manual”, felt the tingle of goose bumps induced by stories of quirky twists of fate drawing people together over time and distance and held back tears as I read of long lived, enduring marriages and romances.

I found some very well written pieces but what I think most endearing about the Chicken Soup for the Soul books is their lack of literary prowess. They are stories by everyday people for everyday people. Un-pretentious, easy to read, and easy to relate to, these 101 stories make uplifting and fun reading.

Some personal favourites:
Flour Power ~ an endearing story of a woman finding a perfect fit in the lives of her boyfriend and his children.
We’ll Manage ~ “The Bride wore a simple dress buttoned up to her slender throat. White ankle socks accentuated a pair of her mother’s black high heeled shoes. A lace window curtain was on her head, the “train” flowing several feet behind her.
The groom wore starched jeans, a Roy Rogers T-shirt, and a pair of brown cowboy boots.”

Understanding the Rules of Engagement
~ A great tear-jerker of a proposal tale!

Husband Instruction Manual ~ A hilarious user manual for a brand new 2010 husband…complete with a warranty!

Date Nght ~ The perfect relate able story for married couples with kids keeping the bonds strong and cherishing those moments together.

The Last Vlentine ~ A husband waking one last time to sign a valentine for his wife.

Paradigm Shift ~ Revealing the dynamic. Unconditional nature of true love which surmounts even illness and defies the physical!

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