In the darkest of nights, in the most wicked of storms, when all hope and joy has left us, there is naught we need so much as a hearty bowl of chicken soup for the soul.


There are some books that are written to see you through the darkest days, to help shine light through the ponderous pitch-black clouds of the sky that hangs overhead. The Chicken Soup For The Soul series of books was produced explicitly for that purpose. Many are the readers who have had this book by their side as they do their best to live through the worst days of their life, and it’s all thanks to Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen that these books came to light. Chicken Soup For The Soul Day celebrates the light these two men have shed into the lives of others through this much-needed series of books.

History Of Chicken Soup For The Soul Day

In 1993 two motivational speakers came together to share the stories they had collected from their audience members. Collections of stories that shared uplifting, enlightening moments of human behavior, moments that demonstrate that in spite of the dark news constantly coming from the internet and TV, there is a hearty helping of good in everyone. Simple acts of kindness that seem inconsequential to the person doing it can have a massive impact on the person receiving it.

From that first edition the book series has exploded in popularity, and over the following 24 years, 200 different titles under that theme have been published. One of the most popular and prolific series of all time, new editions continue to be published for every possible theme. Including Chicken Soup For The Teenage Soul, Chicken Soup For The Pet Lover’s Soul among dozens of others. Additionally, that have produced a line of foods, including sauces, soups, and prepared foods all under their title.

How To Celebrate Chicken Soup For The Soul Day

Celebrating Chicken Soup For The Soul Day is best done by paying close attention to the good things in your life. Begin by picking up a copy of Chicken Soup For The Soul that suits your particular soul, be it the teenage soul, the African-American soul, the Caregiver’s soul, or whichever suits who you are. Or you can consider bringing Chicken Soup, and do small good deeds for those around you. Who knows, you may just be the light in another person’s life.

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