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Chicken soup for the soul : Canadian acts of kindness : 101 stories of caring and compassion / [compiled by] Amy Newmark.
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Canadian acts of kindness
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9781611599831
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[Cos Cob, Connecticut] : Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, [2018].
Physical Description:
ix, 371 pages ; 22 cm
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Contains stories that were published previously in other Chicken Soup for the Soul books.
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Summary

Summary

Small gestures can make a big difference in someone's day, even someone's life. This collection of 101 uplifting, true stories, written by Canadians and for Canadians, will help you see the beauty in the small, meaningful gestures Canadians share with one another. From random acts of kindness to doing what's right, this book shows how the positive attitudes and the good deeds of Canadians can not only change their country, but the world.

This book shines a bright light on the widespread goodwill of the Canadian people as everyday heroes demonstrate acts of kindness, compassion and commitment to their fellow countrymen. The stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Canadian Acts of Kindness will uplift you, inspire you, and brighten your day.


Author Notes

Amy Newmark is the bestselling author, editor-in-chief, and publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Since 2008, she has published 133 new books, most of them national bestsellers in the U.S. and Canada, more than doubling the number of Chicken Soup for the Soul titles in print today. She is also the author of Simply Happy, a crash course in Chicken Soup for the Soul advice and wisdom that is filled with easy-to-implement, practical tips for having a better life. (Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Lisa McManus LangeHeather Rae RodinJames A. GemmellFoxglove LeeEllie Braun-HaleyDonna FawcettRob HarshmanHarley HayMarya MorinTom KnightTanya JankeHeidi McLaughlinLaura WhitmanTeresa KruzeEllie Braun-HaleyDennis McCloskeyNancy Barter-BillardHeather Rae RodinGlynis M. BelecJeannette RichterLaurie Ann MangruChristine Pincombe-DcCaenKaren Vincent ZizzoEllie Braun-HaleyLeigh Anne SaxeEmily LinegarLeslie Anne WibberleyGlynis M. BelecLynne TurnerNathan BurgoineRobyn GerlandSally WallsTim BrewsterMary Anne MolcanNancy ThorneMarya MarinWendy PooleJulie WinnRachael RobitailleSusan BlakeneyCrysta WindsorRobyn GerlandSamantha MolinaroColleen Stewart HaynesCassie SilvaMarya MorinJennifer LitheGail MacMillanBruce DavidsenPamela GoldsteinBarbara Bondy-PareHeidi AllenShirley NealChris MikalsonLauren MurrayMelissa Yuan-InnesCynthia Lynn BlatchfordAngela WolthuisMiriam MasRachel Wallace-OberleLinda GabrisIrene R. BastionKimberley CampbellMarya MorinJoseph CivitellaCharmaine HammondMary M. AlwardNancy BennettCatherine RossiJo Yuill DarlingtonShirley K. StevensonLouise NyceAvril McIntyreSirena Van SchaikElizabeth CreithTrish FeatherstoneDiane C. NicholsonManpreet DhillonKristin GoffJennifer BlyJanelle In't VeldtSarah WunConnie I. DavidsonKim Tendland-FrenetteJuan BendanaNiki CardHarriet CooperMarya MorinJune Rogers FlahiePhyllis M. JardineDanielle KuhnEmily BednarzDeborah LeanMaighread MacKayMarla Stewart KonradAngela RollemanValerie Fletcher AdolphSally WallsElaine Ingalls HoggBonnie Jarvis-LoweJessica Lampard
Introductionp. 1
1 The Power of Community
1 I Came Home for This?p. 8
2 Angel at Our Doorp. 11
3 The Great Ice Stormp. 16
4 It Takes a Villagep. 20
5 My Brother's Keeperp. 24
6 The Healing Hand of Godp. 28
7 Nigerian Boys' Villagep. 32
8 Class Picturep. 35
9 Neighbour from Hellp. 39
10 No Hostess Gifts Pleasep. 43
11 Little Free Librariesp. 46
12 Happiness Is Raising a Roofp. 50
13 Honouring Halifax's 100-Year Legacy of Givingp. 54
2 Kindness from a Stranger
14 Breaking the Icep. 60
15 The Glovesp. 64
16 Who Was that Man?p. 66
17 It Happened One New Year's Evep. 69
18 An Angel for Beckip. 71
19 A Tim Hortons Angelp. 74
20 Angels Among Usp. 76
21 How Did He Know?p. 78
22 Coffee Shop Angelp. 82
23 It Was Not Our Timep. 85
24 Subway Rulesp. 88
25 Our Last Gamep. 92
3 There for Each Other
26 The Little Waysp. 96
27 Restored Faithp. 99
28 Zeal for Tealp. 103
29 Eighty-Year-Old Volunteerp. 106
30 The Spirit of Givingp. 110
31 It's Not What You Losep. 114
32 Chocolate Comfortp. 117
33 Give 'em the Knucklesp. 119
34 The Strength of Vulnerabilityp. 122
35 Our Guardian Angelsp. 124
36 Angel at My Bedsidep. 127
4 The Power of Friendship
37 Preschool Peer Mentoringp. 132
38 Good Neighboursp. 135
39 Fourteen Angelsp. 138
40 A Second Second Chancep. 142
41 A Cup of Comfortp. 146
42 Unrequested and Unexpectedp. 149
43 Feeling Fullp. 151
44 The Maintenance Manp. 155
45 Giving Kids the Worldp. 158
46 Lunch Mentorp. 163
47 The Hockey Coachp. 167
48 A Scholar and a Gentlemanp. 171
5 We Are Family
49 Meeting the Gods with My Dadp. 176
50 The Christmas that Never Wasp. 179
51 Dad and the Grand Canyonp. 183
52 Family Dayp. 188
53 The Last Timep. 192
54 Worth More than Moneyp. 195
55 Boeuf Bourguignonp. 198
56 The Cancer Christmasp. 201
57 Homep. 204
58 Writing on the Wallp. 207
59 "What If..."p. 209
6 Doggone Kind
60 Choosing Opheliap. 214
61 Dirty Harryp. 218
62 The Naturalp. 221
63 Breaking the Silencep. 225
64 One Seasonp. 227
65 The Dog that Couldn't Barkp. 231
66 Volunteering from the Heartp. 235
67 The Magic of Colleenp. 239
68 The Tail of Little Guyp. 243
7 Purrfect Compassion
69 The Assignmentp. 248
70 Oliver's Ministryp. 250
71 Therapy Appointmentp. 252
72 Summer of Skooterp. 254
73 Emilyp. 257
74 Lost Fnendp. 260
75 Duet for Fiddle and Violap. 263
76 The Guardianp. 266
77 Good Vibrationsp. 269
8 The Joy of Giving
78 Thriving While Grievingp. 272
79 Learning to Askp. 275
80 I Would Have Starved Without the Food Bankp. 279
81 Someone Who Caresp. 281
82 The Gift of a Caring Companionp. 284
83 Santa in the 'Hoodp. 287
84 A Humbling Experiencep. 291
85 Kindness Gives Backp. 295
86 Conscious Kindness Day Lasts All Yearp. 297
87 Charity Begins...p. 300
88 The Children's Christmasp. 303
89 Devon's Storyp. 307
90 The Invulnerable Childp. 310
9 Holiday Helpers
91 Operation Christmas Thank Youp. 314
92 My First Away Christmasp. 317
93 A Gift from the Heartp. 321
94 Being Santap. 323
95 Holy Nightp. 327
96 Dr. Christmasp. 330
97 Christmas Connectionsp. 334
98 The Light of the Carolersp. 337
99 Just Tell Us You Love Usp. 339
100 The Christmas Lessonp. 342
101 A New Traditionp. 346
Meet Our Contributorsp. 351
Meet Amy Newmarkp. 366
About United Way Centraide Canadap. 368
Thank Youp. 369
About Chicken Soup for the Soulp. 370