The book is titled, Kaleidoscope – Colours of Life – A Living Series – Book 3. Though the book is part of a series, since it is not a continuous tale, it does not really take away from the soul of the book. The book is more like the familiar ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ books which is based on real life experiences by people across places. In this book, it is the author’s real life experiences and how she was able to handle the various situations in her life through positive, re-inforced thinking. She rightly points out that one can learn a lot from one’s surroundings, by the people we meet, by how we judge or react to them.
The first one-third of the book is made up of stories by relating them to the seven colors of the rainbow. Each color represents a positive trait. So, Violet is spiritual, Blue is confidence, Orange is compassionate and so on. Each of the colors begin with a story and goes on to detail the reasonings. The remaining two-third of the book is for stories relative to the A to Z of positive traits. Most of the stories are related to the author’s own life experiences and they are very heartfelt and genuine. Each story ends with a powerful quote.
One of the positive thoughts I really loved was when faced with a calamity, instead of asking ‘Why me?’ and focusing on the calamity, ask ‘Now what?’. This firmly puts the disaster in the past and the outlook is to the future on which one has to act. The book is strewn with such gems.
It is also not a one time, start to finish read. Reading a chapter a day to reflect will be a better experience. This book will surely do a lot of good to someone who is struggling through life, depression and low self-confidence. The language is simple, clear. The book is well-edited. The thoughts may seem a bit repetitive at times, but it is part of positive reinforcement where a concept is repeated till you are comfortable with it and make it your own. I enjoyed reading this one and so will you.