Chicken Soup for the Soul Day is commemorated every year on November 12. It is a day for exploring and unpacking deep-rooted emotional issues and searching for inspiration to lead more fulfilling lives. Nobody can solve all of their problems without any help or inspiration from their surroundings, and the purpose of Chicken Soup for the Soul Day is to take a fresh approach to thinking about problems. It helps to find creative solutions that can address underlying issues, which people are normally not willing to confront. It is also a day to celebrate the heroes who have emerged successful and happy from their personal battles.
History of Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
The National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day is celebrated to inspire people who are going through a difficult phase in life and help them heal their souls. Chicken Soup for the Soul Day is a brand that publishes inspirational books and movies, and has an active online community. The Chicken Soup For the Soul franchise started in the early 1990s when two life coaches, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, planned to compile over 100 different motivational stories in the form of a book.
The title for the book was not decided overnight. Jack and Mark decided to meditate every day until they come up with a name that they like. What Jack came up with after hours of meditation was his grandma’s chicken soup. Jack believed that the book could heal people from inside, just like his grandma’s chicken soup could cure anything.
In the early 1990s, the first edition of the book was released. One of the main reasons that made the book popular was the fact that it consists of inspirational life stories of ordinary people who overcame adversity. And it became a popular gift to give during the Christmas season.
Within a year after its launch, the book started appearing in the lists as one of the top-selling books of the United States. To date, Jack and Mark have managed to publish over 200 different books under the same series, featuring motivational stories that were sent to them by their readers. In the late 2000s, Jack and Mark Victor decided to expand their brand and launched different pet food and TV shows.
Chicken Soup for the Soul Day timeline
Mark and Jack release the very first “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book.
“Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul” is released and is read worldwide.
A major share of the franchise is sold to William Rouhana and Robert Jacobs.
The company announces plans to produce a TV show.
Chicken Soup for the Soul Day FAQs
Do they still make “Chicken Soup for the Soul”?
The soup for the soul series has over 250 books. Around 500 million books have been sold worldwide. These books are as popular as they were in the 1990s when they were published and sold in the U.S. for the first time.
Are “Chicken Soup for the Soul” stories true?
The short stories that appear in the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books are true, inspirational stories of ordinary people. These stories are packed with emotion, empathy, and drama.
Is there a “Chicken Soup for the Soul” chicken soup recipe?
Yes, there is a recipe for this “brand” of chicken soup, of which the recipe can be found on the internet.
How to Observe Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
Write your memoir
You don't need to be famous to write a memoir. Whatever you have experienced in life up till now, you can journal. This is a great activity to connect with yourself and learn how you have grown and learned from your life experiences. If you want, you can also create an online blog and post some interesting snippets of your life experiences there.
Read a “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book
There are over 250 “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books that have been published. Each book features over 100 motivating and thought-provoking real-life short stories. Unless you are a bookworm, it is not possible that you have read every single book that has been published so far. You can try reading a book from the series this Chicken Soup for the Soul Day. You can either lend it from your local library or order it online.
Go to a motivational lecture or group
Motivational lectures help people take action and make positive changes in their life. By sharing their hardships and life experiences, these speakers help people cope with feelings of stress and uncertainty. The same applies to the many support groups available.
5 Facts About Chicken Soup That Will Blow Your Mind
It's an ancient Chinese recipe
The Chinese used to make chicken soup with therapeutic herbs to cure different diseases
The perfect winter dish
More than 50% of chicken noodle soup in the U.S. is sold during winter.
The popularity of canned soups
Cambell was the first company to sell canned chicken and noodles soup,, and it is sold worldwide
Homemade soups are the healthiest
A classic American soup broth is packed with nutrients as it consists of bones and root vegetables.
Chicken soup is good for your skin
Chicken broth is rich in amino acids that help boost healthy skin.
Why Chicken Soup for the Soul Day is Important
It encourages people to work on their emotional health
People who are going through a low phase in their life often feel shy about sharing their emotions and feelings with others. By reading such inspirational books, people feel motivated. After reading about the struggles and hardships of others, they feel better about themselves and get new ideas to solve their life problems.
Ordinary people get to share their stories with the world
Every person has a unique life story to tell. Publishing a life memoir can be costly, and Chicken Soup for the Soul is a great concept through which people can easily share their stories without spending any money on printing and distribution.
It promotes a reading culture
Reading books is a great way to nurture our minds and be exposed to different cultures, ideas, and traditions. People who don't spend much time reading can start this healthy habit by reading inspirational stories. People find these stories relatable and easy to read and understand.
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