Since coming across one for the first time I have been a great fan of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. I have shelves of them in my home covering every subject that you can imagine and more. Most of them picked up in thrift stores or in discount books stores to be honest as I can’t quite justify paying full price for them here in Canada in comparison to the price of books in England (where books aren’t taxed, or weren’t when I lived there anyway).
Like the original author, Jack Canfield, I use them to illustrate ideas and concepts in lectures, talks and as I teach.
Unlike actual chicken soup, which makes me sick, I also love to read them when I’m sick. Every edition has 101 stories or poems and none are longer than 1200 words so they’re easy to pick up and put down as needed. Perfect for those brain fog days!
Today, I fulfilled a dream. I submitted my own story to an upcoming Chicken Soup anthology. The theme is “Inspiration for teachers” and I thought that it was high time that I said thank you to a teacher who had a huge impact on my life and probably never even knew it.
So hopefully, my submission will be accepted and in the future you can all read about my former music teacher, Mr. Nelson and the enormous impact he had on my life personally and as a teacher myself.
In the meantime, if you have a story about a teacher who inspired your or who had a huge impact in your life – why don’t you consider submitting a story too?