National Chicken Soup For The Soul Day:
Observed on November 12th annually, the National Chicken Soup For The Soul Day is dedicated to encouraging people to cherish their present and the life ahead with reflection and gratitude for how far they have come in life! This day is also dedicated to honoring the benefits of Chicken Soup for a healthy and happy soul!
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Why National Chicken Soup For The Soul Day?
The Chicken Soup For The Soul Day can be easily related to the inspiring book series Chicken Soup for the Soul, which is a compilation of inspirational stories of people. The first series was published by Chicken Soup for the Soul, Cos Cob, Connecticut, a Publishing started by motivational speakers in the 1990s – Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield.
The first series Published in 1993, went on to become a bestseller and sold more than 11 million copies. It included 101 inspirational stories that were chosen from their audience!
They continued publishing inspirational stories that involved the everyday life of people. The second book to be published was titled A 2nd helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
The company further expanded its series by specifically focusing on certain topics and demographics of readers. Thus in 1997, The Chicken Soul for the Teenage Soul was published!
The Chicken Soup for the Soul series has had a positive impact on people’s lives as they begin to understand they are not alone and many people like them have embraced the situations they face and found joy in what life brought for them.
The company was sold to William J. Rouhana, Robert D.jacobs, and Amy Newmark in 2008. The company continues to publish at least one new book every month, and has published over 250 titles!
The Chicken Soup for the Soul series have been sold across the globe and translated using 40 different languages! In the US and Canada alone 100 million copies were sold and 500 million copies were sold globally!
Thus National Chicken Soup For The Soul Day is a day that is widely celebrated to reflect on your life, and show gratitude for the contributions of various individuals who played a part in all the Chicken Soup for the Soul series! And of course, lets honor Chicken Soup for the Soul publishing for bringing all the stories together!
How Can We Observe National Chicken Soup For The Soul Day?
- Take time to reflect on your life
Observe this day by taking some time off to reflect on your past, present, and life ahead.
Count your blessings and you will find them to be greater than all your sorrows!
- Read a Book series of Chicken Soup for the Soul that reflects your life
One of the best ways to celebrate the day! Read a series of Chicken Soup for the Soul that reflects your life or to someone whose life it reflects! You can choose from the various Titles – there are 250 you see!
- Share your story!
If you think, your life story can be used to inspire others, write your story and submit it! Who knows? Your story could feature in the books too!
- Listen to a podcast by Chicken Soup for the Soul
If you are not an ardent reader, you are in luck! Try listening to your favorite podcast titles offered by Chicken Soup for the Soul
- Have Some Chicken Soup?
If you are skeptical about the day or don’t want to read any of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, you can simply observe this day by having a delicious soul-filling “Chicken Soup” with those around you! Don’t forget to share on Social Media using hashtags #NationalChickenSoupForTheSoulDay and #ChickenSoupForTheSoulDay.
Interesting Facts About National Chicken Soup For The Soul Day:
Here are a few things for you to remember about “Chicken Soup for the Soul”!
- The series was founded by Mark Victor and Jack Canfield with the 101-story published by Peter vegso in 1993
- A whopping 88.7 % of the population were aware of the series as found by the Harris Poll
- The Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Pet food is available in over 5000 pet stores in the United States and Canada
- In 2007, USA Today listed the original book among five books to be the most impactful books of the last 25 years
- Chicken Soup for the Soul has also product lines for soup, food and is also a media company!
History Of National Chicken Soup For The Soul Day:
The Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing did not create the National Chicken Soup For The Soul Day!
No factual evidence was found for declaring November 12th and the details of the creator of this day! The year of initiating the observance is also unknown!