When You’re the One Receiving That Free Turkey or Those Gifts Left on Your Doorstep

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and it’s time for some Instant Inspiration from Chicken Soup for the Soul. With the holidays approaching, I’m eager to share a bunch of great Thanksgiving and Christmas stories with you, and many of them are about giving… and receiving. Because one of the themes that I come across as an editor is what it’s like to be on the receiving end of that free turkey, or gifts of groceries left anonymously on a doorstep. Many of our writers tell us that during the ups and downs of their lives, they’ve sometimes been the people receiving those gifts. And they tell us how it feels, and how they came to grips with feeling grateful for the gifts and not embarrassed that they need the help.

Start your days with inspiration and motivation from the best of Chicken Soup for the Soul and editor-in-chief Amy Newmark. There's nothing like learning from the personal, revealing stories of other people. Amy shares her favorite stories and the wisdom, advice, and easy-to-implement tips that thousands of people have shared in 25 + years of Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Tips and advice on Mondays and Wednesdays, and interviews with fascinating writers and influencers on Friend Fridays. It’s Chicken Soup for the Soul to go!