A Cup of Comfort for a Better World

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  • Copyright: 2010-03-18
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corp
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What better way to improve your world than to show a sense of compassion and empathy for those in need?This collection celebrates those who give the special gift of their time. Inside, youll find fifty original, true stories that feature examples of people whose good deeds make life a little bit easier--children on the other side of the globe, next-door neighbors in a bind, or a friend staying brave in the face of illness.Written by men and women, young and old, this collection is not only a touching tribute to those who see our world as a work in progress--but also an inspiration for anyone who wants to make a difference.

Author Biography

Colleen Sell has compiled and edited more than thirty volumes of the Cup of Comfort book series. A veteran writer and editor, she has authored, ghostwritten, or edited more than 100 books and served as editor-in-chief of two award-winning magazines. She and her husband, T.N. Trudeau, live in a turn-of-the-century farmhouse on a 40-acre pioneer homestead in the Pacific Northwest.

Table of Contents

You Bought Me Sleepp. 1
As You Are Ablep. 11
I Always Have Time for Youp. 16
Angels Afootp. 21
The Rubber Chicken Curep. 26
If We Eat Less They Can Eat Morep. 31
The Sweetest Giftp. 40
Where Magic Livesp. 45
All It Takes Is an Open Heartp. 51
Of Worth and Gracep. 57
Beyond the Classroomp. 63
Fixing a Faucet while Mending a Soul a Marlena Thompsonp. 68
Small Change Today, Philanthropy Tomorrowp. 73
A Legacy to Carry Onp. 80
Making a Dentp. 88
The Benevolence of Mindfulnessp. 95
Generosity Knows No Strangerp. 100
The Face Beneath the Hoodp. 105
Trash Talkp. 108
The Power of Pebblesp. 114
Child by Childp. 119
Heroes on Harleysp. 126
Quit Talkin' and Start Doin'p. 132
The Coat off Her Backp. 140
An Oasis of Hope in a Harrowing Worldp. 145
The Gratitude Effectp. 152
A Lift Up-Not a Handoutp. 157
Forgiving the Unforgivablep. 165
A Better World for $50 or Lessp. 170
In Lila's Shoesp. 175
Touching Soulsp. 184
Guardian Angelsp. 190
A Little Can Be a Lotp. 196
One Less to Count Upp. 202
Stepping Out of My Comfort Zonep. 211
Upon a Midnight Clearp. 216
Frugality: It's Not Just about Penny-Pinching Anymorep. 223
No Prescription Neededp. 231
The Real Santa Clausp. 236
Bangles, Bubbles, and Blue-Collar Kindnessp. 243
Gifts of Sustenance and Sanctuaryp. 251
Jumping Inp. 259
More Blessed to Givep. 267
His Neighbor's Keeperp. 275
Bless the Beasts and the Teenyboppersp. 281
Circle of Compassionp. 288
Not Interestedp. 295
A Village Built with Ink and Dreamsp. 299
To Do Small Things with Great Lovep. 308
Contributorsp. 317
About the Editorp. 326
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