Book Review: “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive”

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive: 101 Inspirational Stories about Changing Your Life through Positive Thinking

By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Amy Newmark
416 Pages (Paperback)
Date Published: October 23, 2012

Attitude is everything. And this book will uplift and inspire readers with its stories about the power of positive thinking! In bad times, and good, readers will be encouraged to keep a positive attitude.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive will inspire readers with its 101 success stories about the power of a positive attitude. Contributors share how they changed their lives, solved problems, or overcame challenges through a positive attitude, counting their blessings, or other epiphanies, motivating and uplifting readers.

I think all of us could use a pick-me-up every now and then and this Chicken Soup book does just that.  It features 101 inspirational stories from real people all about how they found the good in different situations.  As a busy mom of three I love that I can pick this book up and read a quick story (they are 2-3 pages each) when I need to hear a good story!  The book features 11 chapters broken down into different sections  such as “The Power of Liking Yourself” and ” The Power of Watching Others.”  The makes you feel like you are not alone and that the glass is half full.

BUY IT: You can find Chicken Soup for the Soul books at your local bookstore or at Amazon.You can also check out the Chicken Soup for the Soul website for more information and you can even submit your own stories there!

WIN IT: (2) US/CAN winners will receive the book  “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive”

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive


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Speak Your Mind



  1. Take it one day at a time.

  2. cassandra (rab pom) says:

    i stay positive by praying!

  3. Brenda Penton says:

    I try to stay in the now and how things are going well, rather than focus on the past or future.

  4. Buddy Garrett says:

    I focus on what is really important and my family.

  5. I try to think of all the good things that happen instead of the bad

  6. Melissa Bergeron says:

    I stay positive by appreciating the little events throughout the day that make me laugh.

  7. I paint to relieve stress

  8. Samantha D says:

    I try to be thankful for everything, even the bad, because it teaches me a lesson. And when things aren’t great, I tell myself that someone else is always going through much worse.

  9. susan smoaks says:

    i count my blessings to look at the brighter side of life!

  10. Charlene Shaver says:

    I don’t sweat the small stuff 🙂

  11. Ed Nemmers says:

    Running helps to keep me positive!

  12. Allison says:

    I stay positive with music!

  13. tina reynolds says:

    by spending time with my kids

  14. I am Thankful for all the things that I have been blessed with

  15. Susan Smith says:

    I try to be grateful for what I have

  16. christal c w says:

    I try to remember everything happens for a reason

  17. Lesley F says:

    My kids and husband make me smile and stay positive

  18. Bcarlson says:

    I give thanks for everyday

  19. Lorayne Gothard says:

    I remind myself that God is in control and not me so that keeps me positive

  20. thinking it can always be worse and it has to get better someday

  21. Sue Barney says:

    I always try to look at the positives in any given situation

  22. Becky Webb says:

    I try to remember to wake up with a smile and remember that no matter how bad my life is going, someone out there has it worse.

  23. I stay positive by focusing on the good things in my life

  24. stay away from negative people

  25. Megan Cromes says:

    i stay positive by thinking positive thoughts.;)

  26. nikki krutz says:

    my 2 year old son keeps me positive because he makes me smile all the time

  27. I stay positive by leaving it in God’s hands and having faith that it will work out according to His will. Thanks. partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  28. Elizabeth Martinez says:

    I stay positive by thinking about how I can make a difference.

  29. Stephanie Larison says:

    Prayer helps me stay positive.

  30. Julie Killion says:

    I stay positive by waking up a little early each morning to have quiet time for myself 🙂

  31. Positive thinking helps you through the tough times.

  32. Diane Maben says:

    my church family

  33. Lori Walker says:

    by remembering that perception is truly how we are judged

  34. susan wiener says:

    by entering giveaways and hoping to win. 🙂 thx

  35. I blog. 🙂

  36. Music.

  37. When I find myself in a negative mood, I think of others that have serious struggles (e.g. illness, grieving, etc.) and I turn my thoughts to all the blessings I have in my life.

  38. Vicki Hale says:

    I repeat Bible verses and sing hymns Thank you Vicki

  39. cathy ddreemzz says:

    I try to find good in others. I also like helping people

  40. I remind myself of all the things I am thankful for.

  41. Michelle Schneider says:

    I stay positive by praying and spending time with my family.

  42. Kat Hanaway says:

    I read the book “The Magic Of Believing” by Claude M. Bristol! =D

  43. i try to tell myself positive things and always look on the bright side

  44. Karen Gonyea says:

    I write in a gratitude journal 🙂

  45. Shelley C. says:

    I remind my self that there is always someone who has it worse than I do.

  46. i go for hikes with my son!

  47. I take a second every day to give thanks for what I have, and realize that if today isn’t going well, there’s always tomorrow!


    I need help with being positive…

  49. Debby Chandler says:

    I try to stay positive by remembering all the blessing I have in my life and not feeling sorry for myself.

  50. wendy rozema says:

    by smiling 🙂

  51. I stay positive by going on nature walks and thinking through anything that bothers me.

  52. I stay positive by counting my blessings!
    Thanks for the chance win this book.

  53. Usually my husband can keep me positive – but I do get negative and sad at times – don’t know why

  54. Sacha Schroeder says:

    I stay positive thru prayer!

  55. Chevy Reid Roper says:

    I always have an open mind no matter what the situation!!

  56. amanda roach says:

    i give thanks for everything.