Just finished readingTreasury of Joy And Enthusiasmby Norman Vincent Peale. Mom gave it to me last night to read. I started reading halfway determined not to let it affect me, just to spite mom. But it didn’t work out that way. No, the book awoke in me an awe and excitement, which cannot but affect me. The basic summary of its content is that within mankind is the ability to live and live fully, but it must be cultivated. To cultivate it, one must instill positive thinking, and belief in oneself and others, and choose happiness over unhappiness. In the book were many excerpts from other authors as well as poems and prayers. I’m going to go back through and look for my favorites and copy them down. As much as I liked the book and know it exudes the truth I am still confused. I still have a lot of questions and reservations and fears. But God has not given me a spirit of fear but one of power, love, and a sound mind.