Teen Sunshine Reflections: Words for the Heart and Soul

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Believing that Wisdom is found in many faiths that offer fresh ways to connect with God, best-selling anthologist June Cotner has filled these pages with over 150 thoughts, poems, and prayers that will help you through the tough times, encourage you through challenges, and inspire you to achieve your goals.

Teen writers, including Nadia Kourehdar, and such revered spiritual leaders as Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, and the Dalai Lama have important words to share about friends, family, emotions, spirituality, love, and other concerns of daily life -- words for the heart and soul.

These reflections, often expressed as deeply personal con with God, will help you understand and express versations with your own innermost joys, doubts, and longings.

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Teen Sunshine Refelctions was created so that teens can turn to this book as a source of comfort when they are feeling discouraged or experienceing a difficult time in their lives. I talked with teens about what kind of writing speaks to them most deeply. These conversations made it clear that I should produce a book that offers comfort, encouragement and inspiration not only from great sages, such as Mother Teresa and The Dalai Lama, but also from teens reflecting on the gifts and joy of life. One third of the selections in Teen Sunshine Reflections are written by teens for teens. The "Words for the Heart and Soul" in this book will strengthen the faith of teens and help pull them through difficult times. In compilng this book, I put out a call for submissions and was stunned and excited by the talent of teen writers who responded. Word spread quickly and soon I was receiving poetry from teenages around the world. I enlisted the advice of a panel of 20 teens, from various religious and ethnic backgrounds, who helped select the final content of the book. Teen Sunshine Reflections has been a lesson in perspective for me. The teen authors and panel members in this book taught me more than I ever thought possible when first envisioning this project. These amazing teens let me in on what it's like for them growing up in today's world with an uncertain future, intense peer pressure, divorce, drugs, issues of self esteem, and now the threat of more terrorism, all while struggling with the transition from youth to young adult. To my surprise and delight, they showed me that the power of words can make a difference in their lives, especially when those words speak from the heart.

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Believing that wisdom is found in many faiths, and that young adults are often looking for fresh ways to connect with God, bestselling anthologist June Cotner has worked closely with teen reviewers to fill these pages with over 150 thoughts, poems, and prayers that will help you through the tough times, encourage you through challenges, and inspire you to achieve your goals.

New teen writers, including Nadia Kourehdar, and such revered spiritual leadesr as Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, and The Dalai Lama ahve important words to share about friends, family, emotions, spirituality, love, and other concerns of daily life--words for the heart and soul.

Teen Sunshine Reflections is about life--friends, family, relationships, school, emotions, and spirituality. You'll find yourself returning to it again and again, because sometimes all you need is a little bit of sunshine to help you through life's journey.

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