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Monday Thoughts (Thanks to Paul Schwend)

Paul Schwend is a wonderful friend who lives in Florida and is referred to as an ‘Insurance Man’. Paul made my weekend by sending me a wonderful book titled “Soul Happy” – a brilliant compilation (by Kobi Yamada) of soulful thoughts on some of the core facets of life. My family read the book and totally enjoyed the compilation. It is a perfect reading material for the month of December – a month of reflection, rumination and peeping within ourselves. There is something special about December, and more so if you are born in this month!

Here are a few thoughts from the book as we are about to start a fresh week with a Monday.

On Abundance:

For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it. – Ivan Panin

On Gratitude

…it is not joy that makes us grateful, it is gratitude that makes us joyful. – Brother David Steindl-rast.

On Essence

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with the present time. – Leonardo Da Vinci

You need to read the book for more profound insights.

Last week, I received the paperback version of my book #QUALITYtweet – what a feeling to have your first book in your hands for the first time ever. Some excellent reviews of book are coming in and hence I have put up a Book Review” page, where I will share excerpts of review comments. Last week, #QUALITYtweet was reviewed by cool friend Utpal Vaishnav (read the review here) and the GREAT Michael Wade (read the review here). Encouraging!

If you would like to receive a review copy and post a review on your blog, contact me to drop a note and I will be happy to send you a copy of the book.

It is said that the best gift you can give someone is a gift of ideas. Paul Schwend has just done that, and I cannot thank him more for this generous gesture.

Here’s wishing Paul Schwend and all the readers of this blog, a FANTASTIC week ahead!


    • Paul – Thank you so much for your kind gesture and wishes for the book. I wish you all the best for your book as well.

      Have a fantastic week ahead!


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