Thursday, March 18, 2010

Squeezing Good Out of Bad

Author: James N. Watkins
Publisher: XarisCom
November 2009
ISBN: 978-0-578-01006-9
Genre: Inspirational/nonfiction/self-help

Sometimes bad things happen! And Jim Watkins has written a great guide on how to get the most out of it when your life is filled with lemons.

Jim’s guide is provided in reverse, starting with chapter 10. They are as follows:

When Life gives you lemons…

10: Don’t confuse them with hand grenades (identify the problem)
9: Check the delivery slip (determine if its your problem)
8: Sell them on eBay (Profit from the problem)
7: Paint smiley faces on them (laugh at the problem)
6: Join a citrus support group (share your problem)
5: Use as an all-natural, organic astringent (grow from the problem)
4: Don’t shoot the delivery driver (forgive the problem-maker)
3: Graft to a lime tree for a refreshing, low-calorie soft drink (take the problem to a higher level)
2: Grow your own orchard (live a fruitful life despite—or because of—the problem)
1: Give off a refreshing fragrance (live a lemon-fresh life)

Mr. Watkins is a very funny writer, and full of wisdom. I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this book, and came away from it feeling encouraged. When your life is full of lemons, definitely pick up a copy of SQUEEZING GOOD OUT OF BAD. 111 pages.

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