25 Mar Everyday Heroes
In her book, Put Comfortable Shoes in my Coffin, Jennifer McCloskey, and her mother and writing partner, Mary Rey Girardi, share a treasure trove of small stories with huge heart. Jen has been a motivational speaker and trainer across the country since 1986 and she created this book as a reminder of the numerous heroes surrounding us.
“I have always been surprised by the number of books sold that only depict pain and heartache. I wanted my children to read real stories about people who succeed through trying times, and how they mastered the art of obtaining resources, embracing teamwork, and garnering inner strength while working toward a greater good, something greater than themselves.”
We all have living legends, currently surrounding us. We don’t need to look only to the famous or the wealthy as our models of strength, but we can observe inner strength through our daily interactions, even in our own households, maybe in the next room. If we can’t see them, all we need to do is open our eyes a little wider.
This book lifts the spirits of the reader and brings more positivity and hope to the world.
In explaining her purpose for writing the book, McCloskey states: “I have always been surprised by the number of books sold depicting pain and heartache. I wanted my children to read real stories about people who succeeded through trying times, and how they had mastered the art of obtaining resources, embracing teamwork, and garnering inner strength, while working toward a greater good; something greater than themselves.”
Put Comfortable Shoes in My Coffin is the outstanding result of McCloskey’s hard work to meet that need. I would encourage everyone to pick up a copy of this book. Just make sure you start reading when you have plenty of time. Chances are good that, like me, you won’t want to put it down until you’ve finished it!
~Laura Lee OnlineBookClub.com
Buy the book here.
Jennifer is available to speak at civic organizations, schools, and corporate events to discuss ways we can all be heroes in our daily lives and how to recognize our own personal heroes every day. Jennifer has been a Motivational Speaker and trainer across the country since 1986. Her workshops have been well received by several corporations including Weichert Realtors, Re/Max, Hawk Hill Farm, WSSC, DR Horton Homes, GMAC, churches, athletic communities, and numerous high schools throughout the United States. Three of Jennifer’s seminars were recently used in India. She has been a Keynote speaker at several Earth Day events. Jennifer was the feature of a CBS Evening News story on Women in Non-traditional Roles. She has been the subject of several newspaper articles highlighting her career in three different states.
Jennifer is a twenty-eight-year volunteer at a home for battered and abused children in Washington DC. She also authors a “Dear Abby” type advice column for community teens. Ms. McCloskey relates her successful management techniques and personal experiences with warmth and wit, while providing insight and ideas in understanding interpersonal skills and various management styles. Jennifer is a wife and mother of two children who best loves being with her family and sparking the light within others.
Learn more about Jennifer here.
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