Monday, December 17, 2012
When I first picked up the book Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real-World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness (Affiliate Link) I thought, "what an interesting title. It's only 175 pages and has short chapters." 


I love a book with short chapters.

Garfield on the Radiator is reading #AmazingThingsWillHappen

Then I thought, what could the author, C.C. Chapman, who I met at a blogger conference back in 2007 , write about that  a lady of a "certain age" could find rewarding?

Well, what happened was, certain chapter titles were appealing, so I started by jumping around and started reading, "Success of all Sizes," "The Magic of Turkey Pot Pie," and "Life is too Short for Bad Wine."

By the time I finished "jumping" I had read most of the book!

The next day I finished the whole book and reread the chapters that made the most impression on me.

I 've read a lot of self help books in my day. 

C.C.'s book gave me a fresh perspective on "how to."

My favorite chapter was the one entitled "The Power of Writing it Down."

I have always made it a point to carry a small notebook and a pen in my purse for the times when I need to write down a piece of information.

Well, in this chapter the author takes that idea to a much higher level.

"You never know when an idea might hit you, and it's always better to write it down than to forget it."

Boy, at this age that is the greatest suggestion!

C.C.  - If I'm ever at a book reading of yours, or at another event with you, I'll hold up my notebook and show it to you and we'll smile. ;-)

Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real-World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness

This review made me smile and warmed my heart. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed it and the way you read it is very neat to hear. I thought people might jump around AFTER reading it through, but you chose your own path and I love it.

Hope we DO see each other again soon. It has been far too long.

Happy holidays and take care.
C. C.Chapman

Nice to hear that I made you smile!!

Stay well, warm, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Oh yes, I carry a notebook to record ideas when my son gave me one years ago with instructions to do so.

"Memory Notebooks" are often a significant item I create with some patients and families in my work.

I recall being in a electronics store one day, searching for a special item. When the mgr. learned my profession, he pulled a small notebook out of his pocket and told me, "This is my memory." Seems he had an accident which had affected his short term memory so had learned to compensate in this manner.

A twenty something who had a stroke as a teenager but had become able to use a then new hand held electronic device stored some of his "memory" that way.

So...whatever system you are able to make work -- use it!
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