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           Jack Canfield
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A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul

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  title : A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul : 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

  author : Canfield, Jack

  publisher : Health Communications, Inc.

  isbn10 | asin :

  print isbn13 : 9781558743311

  ebook isbn13 : 9780585101507

  language : English

  subject Spiritual life.

  publication date : 1995

  lcc : BL624.A12 1995eb

  ddc : 158/.12

  subject : Spiritual life.

  Page i

  "As Carl Rogers taught, 'That which is most personal is most general.' These beautiful stories uniformly teach most of us at the personal level. They uplift and inspire and entertain and edify. As I love good quotation books, I love this book of stories."

  Dr. Stephen R. Covey

  Author, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  "Any 'medicine' that has side effects should have a warning label, and these Chicken Soup books are no exception. People who read them should be cautioned . . .

  'WARNINGReading this book will probably cause laughter, tears, lumps in the throat and a permanent increase in love, courage and personal responsibility.'

  Jim Newman, CPAE

  Author, Release Your Brakes!

  "You can never get too much chicken soup, at least that's what Mom always said. This second helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul is the kind of medicine that goes down easily . . . and leaves a warm and memorable feeling all day long."

  Harvey Mackay

  Author, Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive

  "Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen's collection of stories in Soup has a wonderful blend of wisdom and insight, just a dash of foolishness and smiles, much more than a pinch of kindness, with enough warmth to light the corners of the gloomiest of hearts. It's great fireside fare for folks who are happy, troubled, disheartened, sick, or anyone who watches "Court TV." It's nutritious for the soul and good for you. Try it twice each day and call me in the morning!"

  Steve Allen, Jr., M.D.

  Humorist, Author and Associate Dean for Student Affairs for the College of Medicine at the Health Science Center in Syracuse, NY.

  Page ii

  "This book is a deliciously enjoyable treat that takes you above the petty into the world of light, love . . . and possibility."

  Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.

  Author, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway and Dare to Connect

  "With A 2nd Helping . . . Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield have struck gold again. There's real take-home value in this one. I give it another perfect 10!"

  Peter Vidmar

  Olympic Gold Medalist in Gymnastics

  "Wonderful book . . . whenever I need a boost I take a 'second helping.' It warms my heart and lifts my spirits."

  Robert Kriegel

  Author, If It Ain't Broke . . . Break It!

  "Hearts will be warmed and free spirit will soar for those who read Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield's Chicken Soup for the Soul."

  Al Neuharth

  Founder, USA Today

  "Chicken Soup for the Soul is a priceless collection of powerful stories that will move you to look at your life anew. Each story broadens our perspective of what it means to be fully human and teaches us that greater love, courage and compassion can be part of our own story."

  John Gray

  Author, Men Are From Mars, Women Are from Venus

  and What Your Mother Couldn't Tell You and Your Father

  Didn't Know

  "Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are two of the few good, outstanding, giving, loving people alive."

  Larry Wilde

  "America's bestselling humorist"The New York Times

  Page iii

  A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup For The Soul®

  101 More Stories To Open The Heart And Rekindle The Spirit

  Jack Canfield


  Mark Victor Hansen

  Health Communications, Inc.

  Deerfield Beach, Florida

  Page iv

  We would like to acknowledge the following publishers and individuals for permission to reprint the following material. (Note: The stories that were penned anonymously, that are public domain or were written by Jack Canfield or Mark Victor Hansen are not included in this listing.)

  Christmas Day in the Morning. Reprinted by permission of Harold Ober Associates, Inc. © 1955 by Pearl S. Buck. Copyright renewed 1983.

  A Strawberry Malt and Three Squeezes, Please! Reprinted by permission of Larry James. © 1994 Larry James.

  Chase. Reprinted by permission of Bruce Carmichael. © 1994 Bruce Carmichael.

  The Circus and Rescue at Sea. Reprinted by permission of Dan Clark. © 1994 Dan Clark.

  The Two-Hundredth Hug. Reprinted by permission of Harold Bloomfield, M.D. © 1994 Harold Bloomfield, M.D.

  I Don't Despair About Kids Today. Reprinted by permission of Dr. Hanoch McCarty. © 1995 Hanoch McCarty. All rights reserved.

  It Takes Courage. Reprinted by permission of Bill Sanders. © 1994 Bill Sanders.

  (Continued on page 327)

  Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

  A 2nd helping of chicken soup for the soul: 101 more stories to open the heart and rekindle the spirit / [compiled by] Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen.

  p. cm.

  Rev. ed. of: Chicken soup for the soul. 1993.

  ISBN 1-55874-332-4 (hard cover)ISBN 1-55874-331-6 (trade paper)

  1. Spiritual lifeAnecdotes. I. Canfield, Jack. II. Hansen, Mark Victor. III. Chicken soup for the soul. IV. Title: A second helping of chicken soup for the soul.

  BL624.C457 1995 95-2353


  © 1995 by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

  ISBN 1-55874-332-4 (hard cover)ISBN 1-55874-331-6 (trade paper)

  All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the written permission of the publisher.

  Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

  3201 S.W. 15th Street

  Deerfield Beach, FL 33442-8190

  Cover re-design by Lawna P. Oldfield

  Page v

  The stories people tell have a way of taking care of them. If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive. That is why we put these stories in each other's memory. This is how people care for themselves.

  Barry Lopez

  With love we dedicate this book to the over 800 readers of the first book who sent us stories, poems and quotes for possible inclusion in A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Although we couldn't use everything that was sent in, we were deeply touched by your heartfelt intention to share yourselves and your stories with us and our readers. Love to you!

  We also dedicate this book to Patty Aubery, who spent hundreds and hundreds of hours typing and retyping this manuscript; to Kim Wiele, who read over 1,000 stories and poems in the creation of this book; Nancy Mitchell, who spent week after week tracking down authors and publishers for the necessary permissions; and Angie Hoover, who assisted in every aspect of this book's production. This book would not exist without you!

  Page vi

  Health Communications, Inc. Titles by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Han


  Chicken Soup for the Soul®

  A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul®

  Chicken Soup for the Soul® Cookbook (with Diana von Welanetz Wentworth)

  A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul®

  Chicken Soup for the Soul® Large Print

  A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul® Large Print

  The Master Motivator (Mark Victor Hansen and Joe Batten)


  Chicken Soup for the Soul® Audio Series

  Vol. 1: On Love and Learning to Love Yourself

  Vol. 2: On Parenting, Learning and Eclectic Wisdom

  Vol. 3: On Living Your Dream and Overcoming Obstacles

  Chicken Soup for the Soul® 3-Volume Audio Gift Set

  The Best of the Original Chicken Soup for the Soul® Audiotape

  A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul® Abridged Version Audiotape

  Page vii




  Dear Reader




  1. On Love

  The Circus

  Dan Clark



  Author Unknown



  Bruce Carmichael


  Rescue at Sea

  Dan Clark


  A Life Worth Saving

  Author Unknown


  The Two-Hundredth Hug

  Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D.


  A Strawberry Malt and Three Squeezes, Please!

  Larry James


  The Little Glass Chip

  Bettie B. Youngs


  It Takes Courage

  Bill Sanders


  Be Yourself

  Erik Oleson, Pam Finger


  I Don't Despair About Kids Today

  Hanoch McCarty, Ed.D.


  The Flower

  Pastor John R. Ramsey


  Practice Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty

  Adair Lara


  Two Brothers

  Author Unknown


  The Heart

  Raymond L. Aaron


  Christmas Day in the Morning

  Pearl S. Buck


  Do It Now!

  Dennis E. Mannering


  The Martyrdom of Andy

  Ben Burton


  Page viii

  Heaven and HellThe Real Difference

  Ann Landers


  The Rabbi's Gift

  M. Scott Peck


  Grandmother's Gift

  D. Trinidad Hunt


  Angels Don't Need Legs to Fly

  Stan Dale


  He's My Dad

  Author Unknown


  What Goes Around Comes Around

  Les Brown


  The Two-Dollar Bill

  Floyd L. Shilanski


  The Ultimate Sacrifice

  Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen


  The Stonecutter

  Benjamin Hoff


  2. On Parenting

  Dear World

  Avril Johannes


  If I Had My Child to Raise Over Again

  Diane Loomans


  Remember, We're Raising Children, Not Flowers!

  Jack Canfield


  He Is Just a Little Boy

  Chaplain Bob Fox


  Will You, Daddy?

  Michael Foster


  But You Didn't

  Stan Gebhardt


  Graduation, Inheritance & Other Lessons

  Bettie B. Youngs


  My Father When I Was . . .

  Ann Landers


  The Spirit of Santa Doesn't Wear a Red Suit

  Patty Hansen


  The Little Lady Who Changed My Life

  Tony Luna


  10th Row Center

  Jim Rohn


  The Annual Letters

  Raymond L. Aaron


  The Baggy Yellow Shirt

  Patricia Lorenz


  The Gift

  John Catenacci


  She Remembered

  Lisa Boyd



  Author Unknown


  Little Eyes Upon You

  Author Unknown


  3. On Death and Dying

  Go into the Light

  Donna Loesch


  Suki . . . A Best Friend for All Reasons

  Patty Hansen


  A Hero's Story

  Frederick E. Pulse III


  Remembering Ms. Murphy

  Beverly Fine


  A Young Girl Still Dwells

  Phyllis McCormack


  A Final Goodbye

  Mark Victor Hansen

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