5.0 out of 5 starsRemember what is REALLY important to you!
27 November 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
As the holidays approach, we can get caught up in the hustle and bustle of shopping and holiday planning. Joan's book is a great way to remind yourself, your friends and family of what is truly important in life. Thank you Joan for a wonderful reminder of what we truly value in life.
5.0 out of 5 starsA Pocket-Sized Powerhouse for Your Soul!
6 August 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
We ALL have a God-given need to feel significant and valued. There are times in life that we feel anything but...so what do you do? Where do you turn? How do you make that needed shift in your attitude - and your Life? Are you ready to ditch "have to" and truly start to live with peace in your heart? If so, read on...
With compassion, humor, candor and yes, even a few tears, Joan takes us on "micro-trips" into our real, hot and sometimes unexpectedly messy life...
In stories that last less than five minutes, Joan will share loving, practical and "I get to" nuggets of hope, fortitude, inspiration and peace that will quietly change your attitude from "I gotta" to "I get to!"...
Enjoy...laugh...shrug off those bad feelings and love living your life...after all, "You Get To!"
Sometimes, life punches you in the nose ... hard. In "I Get To" former Ms. Idaho Joan Endicott takes you through some life's punches by wrapping her own deep wisdom around insights and quotes from famous Overcomers. It's a journey that's emotional, spiritual, physical and social, and, in the end I think you'll agree that life's largely about perspective and attitude ... you can say "oh, s--t!" about the past, or "I get to ... [make a better future; enjoy a morning sunrise; jog another mile; or manage a life struggle and make the best of it]" about the future. Give this book to a high school senior you know, or anyone struggling with a life issue; and, of course, pick up a copy and read it for yourself ... and, keep it close on a shelf, because the next time life gives you a bloody nose (figuratively, or literally like Joan the hockey player) there's a chapter in this book that will make you happy and provide a smile.
Joan's thought-provoking perspective on...perspective...is just what the doctor ordered for the reader who has become blind to a thousand points of light simply because he or she is hyper-focused on the shadow of a passing cloud. And who HASN'T been that person? Even a quick reading (and it IS a quick read) provokes a startle response, as if to a friendly chuck on the chin. This author reminds us that an honest evaluation of things that distress us may help us to see them for the First-World problems they usually are. A deeper look through her chapters, though, unearths a treasure-trove of insights, such as how to use gratitude to appropriately adjust our frame of reference. The result is the recognition that the blessings of daily life that sometimes come disguised as responsibilities, inconveniences, or even hardships are gifts without which we would surely live diminished lives. Getting outside of ourselves is key to serving others, building lasting relationships, valuing what's truly important, and living a personally-rewarding life. Thanks, Joan, for pointing the way.