For over ten years, I’ve subscribed to Chicken Soup for the Soul daily emails. That is more than 3000 stories that have entered my inbox and I think I have read most of them. Except for the golf ones, and well, the “what I learned from my cat” ones. Of which I don’t really understand why someone would buy a book with that theme. Though I probably did learn a couple of things from my cat (prime example: don’t stay at your in-laws house too long or your teeth fall out).
There are some good ones, some funny ones, some “we need to publish another book” ones, and ones I stop reading half way through. And usually I receive them really early in the morning so I can read them while riding the elevator and avoiding conversation with my neighbours.
Occasionally, I think about writing my own story for one of the books. But I never have.
September 8th, 2013 Extra-Ordinary: I received a story today that I think my mother wrote about me. (well, except for the blindness in one eye thing, but that could have just been artistic license).