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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Review with $25 Giveaway: 365 Affirmations to Smile by Kelly Clanton

365 Affirmations to Smile by Kelly Clanton, 2016, Self-Help, Journal, 189p, My Rating=3
Source: Ebook provided by blog tour host in exchange for an honest review

365 Affirmations to Smile gives light to darkness in a world with so much negativity. Kelly’s passion is to inspire others with her affirmations and allow them to journal their thoughts.

I could certainly use a daily smile so I jumped at the opportunity to read this book.  I love the concept of an encouraging statement for each day of the year followed with lined spaces to write your thoughts.  These affirmations served as journaling cues for the day.  Fantastic idea! 

An Ebook version is not ideal for journaling as you can imagine because I was not able to jot down my thoughts since it was not electronically interactive.  I would have to produce my own notebook and basically re-write the affirmations and my impressions on said paper notebook.  That said, I think I lost a bit of the quality of accounting my thoughts right there and then.  Hence, unless you want to save money, an Ebook edition is for you, but for the full effect, I recommend you get a printed copy. 

Unfortunately, I did find some errors; mainly in spelling.  Sadly, that did not make this a clean book so it does not appear professional.  I also found repeated affirmations, one verbatim and several similar.  Consequently, this could have used another once over.

Aside from the oversights, this journal did have some great encouraging words to ponder, inspire, and smile about.  :)

About the Author:

I am from Midwest City, Oklahoma which is the heart of a large Military Base and a town committed to Friday night football. After graduating I married, raised a family and working in the family business several years juggling many responsibilities. I’ve always been one to journal my thoughts as an escape to a hectic day or to remind myself of all I am capable of achieving. In a world with so much negativity, my passion is to inspire positive thoughts one thought at a time and my hope is that I can inspire you! This has been an incredible journey and one I’m not finished writing.


January 5

You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breath, trust and see what happens. Remind yourself it’s ok to not be perfect. It’s not selfish to love yourself. Take care of you and make your happiness a priority.

February 5

It doesn’t matter how rich, talented or cool you think you are. Your integrity and how you treat others says it all. You have to water flowers daily for them to last.

March 10
In life, you have to do what makes you happy. Be with ones that make you smile. Laugh as much as you breathe. Love as long as you are living. Every day is a new beginning – look to what it can do.

April 1
Sometimes our lives have to be shaken up a bit – moved around to put us where we need to be. Look ahead and always smile. You never know what a change it can make.

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