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Hugs to Brighten Your Day

Ashley MooreKorrie RobertsonLeann Weiss

Hugs to Brighten Your Day

Ashley MooreKorrie RobertsonLeann Weiss

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When the skies of your life are gray and you feel as if the rainbow will never appear after the rain, "Hugs to Brighten Your Day" is the perfect remedy to clear away your gloom! Bursting with page after page of uplifting messages, encouraging stories, and poignant sayings, this delightful little book is sure to turn your gray skies blue! Part of the best-selling Hugs series, this pick-me-up will energize your spirits and light up your day. ^

- Publisher 1. Reaching Out 2. Looking Up 3. Making A Difference 4. Cherishing Old Friends 5. Enjoying Surprises 6. Believing The Best 7. Sharing Memories 128 Pages

- Publisher Chapter 3 Back to School Kim Matheny's alarm screamed inher ears. Although she knew it wastime to get up, the thirty-five year-old kindergarten teacher laymotionless, head still swimmingfrom the recent turn of events. Ithad been just seven days since shereceived the devastating news. She had cancer. She'd spent the previous weekaway from her classroom in awhirlwind of doctor visits, Internet research, and life-ordeathdecisions. Today was Monday, and she was due backat school. Although she loved her students dearly, she couldhardly bring herself to get out of bed, let alone face theirquestions about why she'd been gone, what was cancer, wasshe going to die. Kim forced herself to sit up, knowing she had to keepmoving to ward off the looming depression over her diagnosis.She never thought this could happen to her, remindedherself that no one ever does, and wondered how the kidswould handle her illness. Maybe another teacher would be better for them. No, I'dmiss them too much. But what if teaching is more than I can handleright now? I need their cheery faces and sweet hugs. Sheplopped back down, thoughts racing and panic rising. Whatif they've already gotten used to the substitute and don't care if Icome back? Kids forget quickly. Maybe I don't matter as much asI think - "Stop it!" She scolded herself aloud. "Get a grip." Sheslammed the snooze button again and let her arm just droponto the nightstand. Her hand landed on a colorful note shehad received the day before. She picked it up and unfolded it again. The drawing wasof a rainbow, a bright yellow sun, and two stick figures. Thelarger one was labeled "Ms. Mateny" and the smaller one"Me." One figure's arm reached out toward the other's, andthe two lines were joined at the bottom with one large,round scribble representing the holding of hands. Then, inpurple crayon, "You briten my day, Ms. Mateny. I miss you.Come back soon." It was signed "Luv, Macy." Tears filledKim's eyes. My kids need me . She got out of bed to get readyfor school. On the drive to Southwood Elementary, Kim thought ofnumerous ways to greet her class. Her usual song, "It's abeautiful day, it's a beautiful day, the birds are singing, let'sshout hooray," didn't seem fitting. The sun was shining andthe birds were singing, but she just didn't think she couldform those words on her lips today. The thirty-minute drive and her walk to the classroomseemed to drift by in a fog. Kim usually was in high gearbefore class, adjusting the weather chart and setting out thefirst activity to make sure everything was ready when thestudents arrived. Today she sat at her desk, perfectly stillexcept for the distracted tapping of her pencil on a stack ofpapers. "Hi, Kim." The sympathetic tone belonged to SarahRichardson, who taught the first-grade class across the hall."The children will be here shortly. If you need anythingtoday, please come and get me." Kim looked at her friend nervously. "I don't know if I cando this." Sarah nodded assurance. "You'll make it. And like I said,I'm here if you need me." The kind support nearly shattered Kim's resolve not tocry, but she swallowed hard and blinked to clear her eyes. "Thanks." One by one the children began arriving. Samuel, alwayseager for school, came running in first. "Ms. Matheny, whatare we doing today?" It didn't seem he'd even noticed herweek-long absence. Kim was disappointed but tried not to let it show. &a

- Publisher

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About "Hugs to Brighten Your Day"

When the skies of your life are gray and you feel as if the rainbow will never appear after the rain, "Hugs to Brighten Your Day" is the perfect remedy to clear away your gloom! Bursting with page after page of uplifting messages, encouraging stories, and poignant sayings, this delightful little book is sure to turn your gray skies blue! Part of the best-selling Hugs series, this pick-me-up will energize your spirits and light up your day. ^
- Publisher

1. Reaching Out 2. Looking Up 3. Making A Difference 4. Cherishing Old Friends 5. Enjoying Surprises 6. Believing The Best 7. Sharing Memories 128 Pages
- Publisher

Chapter 3 Back to School Kim Matheny's alarm screamed inher ears. Although she knew it wastime to get up, the thirty-five year-old kindergarten teacher laymotionless, head still swimmingfrom the recent turn of events. Ithad been just seven days since shereceived the devastating news. She had cancer. She'd spent the previous weekaway from her classroom in awhirlwind of doctor visits, Internet research, and life-ordeathdecisions. Today was Monday, and she was due backat school. Although she loved her students dearly, she couldhardly bring herself to get out of bed, let alone face theirquestions about why she'd been gone, what was cancer, wasshe going to die. Kim forced herself to sit up, knowing she had to keepmoving to ward off the looming depression over her diagnosis.She never thought this could happen to her, remindedherself that no one ever does, and wondered how the kidswould handle her illness. Maybe another teacher would be better for them. No, I'dmiss them too much. But what if teaching is more than I can handleright now? I need their cheery faces and sweet hugs. Sheplopped back down, thoughts racing and panic rising. Whatif they've already gotten used to the substitute and don't care if Icome back? Kids forget quickly. Maybe I don't matter as much asI think - "Stop it!" She scolded herself aloud. "Get a grip." Sheslammed the snooze button again and let her arm just droponto the nightstand. Her hand landed on a colorful note shehad received the day before. She picked it up and unfolded it again. The drawing wasof a rainbow, a bright yellow sun, and two stick figures. Thelarger one was labeled "Ms. Mateny" and the smaller one"Me." One figure's arm reached out toward the other's, andthe two lines were joined at the bottom with one large,round scribble representing the holding of hands. Then, inpurple crayon, "You briten my day, Ms. Mateny. I miss you.Come back soon." It was signed "Luv, Macy." Tears filledKim's eyes. My kids need me . She got out of bed to get readyfor school. On the drive to Southwood Elementary, Kim thought ofnumerous ways to greet her class. Her usual song, "It's abeautiful day, it's a beautiful day, the birds are singing, let'sshout hooray," didn't seem fitting. The sun was shining andthe birds were singing, but she just didn't think she couldform those words on her lips today. The thirty-minute drive and her walk to the classroomseemed to drift by in a fog. Kim usually was in high gearbefore class, adjusting the weather chart and setting out thefirst activity to make sure everything was ready when thestudents arrived. Today she sat at her desk, perfectly stillexcept for the distracted tapping of her pencil on a stack ofpapers. "Hi, Kim." The sympathetic tone belonged to SarahRichardson, who taught the first-grade class across the hall."The children will be here shortly. If you need anythingtoday, please come and get me." Kim looked at her friend nervously. "I don't know if I cando this." Sarah nodded assurance. "You'll make it. And like I said,I'm here if you need me." The kind support nearly shattered Kim's resolve not tocry, but she swallowed hard and blinked to clear her eyes. "Thanks." One by one the children began arriving. Samuel, alwayseager for school, came running in first. "Ms. Matheny, whatare we doing today?" It didn't seem he'd even noticed herweek-long absence. Kim was disappointed but tried not to let it show. &a
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Ashley Moore

Korie Robertson and Ashley Moore are sisters and lifelong friends. Ashley graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a degree in health and human performance. A stay-at-home mom, she spends most of her summer as recreation coordinator at Camp Ch-Yo-Ca. Ashley and her husband, Josh, have three children. A

Korrie Robertson

Together Korie and Willie Robertson and their four children have welcomed one horse, two cats, two rabbits, three chickens, two goats, one bat, and an assortment of lizards, snakes, and fish into their family.

Leann Weiss

LeAnn Weiss, as a college student, accepted her pastor's challenge to reexamine the Bible as God's personal love letter and source of encouragement. As she started journalizing what God showed her while she meditated on Scripture, her walk with God was revolutionized, and she began writing personalized, paraphrased scriptures featured in the best-selling Hugs Book Series. LeAnn's Encouragement Company was recently featured in Women of Faith speaker Marilyn Meberg's best-selling book "I'd Rather Be Laughing".

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  • Catalogue Code 249879
  • Product Code 1416533753
  • EAN 9781416533757
  • Pages 128
  • Department General Books
  • Category Gift Book
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Howard Books Publishing
  • Publication Date May 2006
  • Dimensions 189 x 141 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.230kg

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