“You will laugh. You will cry. You will read these stories, and then life will go on for you. But it’s my hope that life will go on with a renewed spirit of service and unselfishness. I believe that all people have within them the desire and ability to be unselfish,” Paul. D. Parkinson writes in the introduction to his book, Unselfish: Love Thy Neighbor as Thy Selfie.
At one hundred and ninety pages, this over-sized hardbound targets those who need an uplifting reminder that people are truly good in the world, and they are not all evil or selfish. After an introduction by the compiler, ninety-nine testimonials are given regarding caring about others in some way or manner. Acknowledgments and information on the Cambodian Children’s Fund complete the book.
This collection of almost a hundred individuals around the world focuses on those who have given up some special part of themselves to others – be it their financial, emotional, physical, or spiritual means. With several of the stories written by Parkinson, mothers, fathers, children, friends, mentors, and others share their “hero” stories and why the person or persons are unique.
Covering one to two pages per person, couple, or group, most include a full-color, full-page photograph, making the book of glossy pages ideal as a table top item or conversation piece.
Short biographies of philanthropists, care-givers, medical and emergency workers, and churchgoers as well as business people, parents, groups of teens, and young children with huge hearts for mankind and animals are given.
To stimulate the reader, the ending as an area to write in his or her personal “unselfish” story, complete with eight lines for information. True to its format of showing pertinent acts of kindness, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book is donated to the Cambodian Children’s Fund.
A good idea might be to read one of these devotionals every day to remind readers to think of others first instead of being focused on ourselves and our accomplishments.
As president of a media company, Parkinson wrote and oversaw the production of “Nowhere Safe,” a movie that deals with cyberbullying. He and his wife have six children.
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