I’m thrilled to announce the release of Angels All Around, the latest book in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. My essay, “Prayers and Positive Thoughts,” was selected as one of the 101 stories for this publication.
About the Anthology
Good things do happen to good people, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels All Around, is filled with 101 fascinating tales, demonstrating how miracles can happen when and how we least expect them.
The book offers glimpses into the lives of people who find themselves in extraordinary, unexplainable situations, their prayers answered and their lives forever changed. It’s about the anonymous angels who touch our hearts and save our lives, and the astonishing power we can find within ourselves. From miraculous connections and answered prayers, to divine intervention and inexplicable healing, to angels and messages from heaven, these stories prove that miracles can happen, every day, to people from all walks of life.
Excerpt from Prayers and Positive Thoughts
“Are you praying?”
In many circumstances, this question would be deemed intrusive and inappropriate. But considering the source—my mother—I didn’t take offense. If anything, I was embarrassed to admit that prayer was the furthest thing from my mind.
Over a month had passed since the specialist oncologist had delivered the diagnosis: Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Stage IIIB. While I had shared the stage, I had kept those first three words to myself. I didn’t want family and friends Googling IBC and discovering the seriousness of the diagnosis. In 2004, the five-year survival rate for IBC was 30 percent. As for the ten- and fifteen-year survival rates, the percentages were in the single digits and not even worth considering.
Note: Guelph Public Library has six copies of Angels All Around.