Category — Roz Views
(Originally reviewed April 22, 2008)
I did a more indepth and personal review of Joyce Meyer’s new book: “The Secret to True Happiness – Enjoy Today, Embrace Tomorrow,” yesterday! I decided to do an addendum to that review.
Since I listened to the book multiple times already, I would like to voice my true opinion and recommend this book to everyone and anyone. You definitely do not have to be Christian to read and enjoy this book. The one thing we all have in common is: “we are all people!”
Although we are all different, we are all very much the same as “we all have to deal with ourselves!” No getting away from that. Wherever we go, we take ourselves along. We are the only people we can’t get away from – EVER! So we better learn how to deal with ourselves before we learn to deal with others. Actually, how we think of things affects everything and everyone we come in contact with – family, friends, strangers, business associates, loved ones, the clerk in the supermarket or post office.
True happiness starts with us, from within. Things are only as important as we make them. Of course there are exceptions to every rule. Sometimes things really are important and we have to deal with them NOW! But even those things are affected by our attitudes and beliefs.
In The Secret to True Happiness – Enjoy Today, Embrace Tomorrow,” Joyce covers just about every aspect of our lives.
I would truly recommend Joyce Meyer’s new book: “The Secret to True Happiness – Enjoy Today, Embrace Tomorrow” to everyone and anyone. You will NOT be sorry you read or listened to it. It is phenomenal, and one that I will listen to over and over again. The nice thing about listening to the Audio/CD version is that you can relisten to those CDs that speak to your heart at any given time without having to reread the entire book. Reading the book would not hurt either! Maybe it is just me, but I get so much more out of the audio version of books and learning programs. I can take them with me anyplace I go — No Restrictions!
CLICK THIS LINK… to read my indepth review to The Secret to True Happiness – Enjoy Today, Embrace Tomorrow and how to affected my immediate life.
For your convenience I have added a link to order Joyce Meyer’s NEW BOOK. At the least, click the link to check it out NOW. Don’t take my word for it. You will be glad you did though — of that I AM POSITIVE!
With Warm Regards,
December 13, 2012 No Comments
Roz Fruchtman Reviews Joyce Meyer’s new book… The Secret to True Happiness – Enjoy Today, Embrace Tomorrow
Before I start, I will say… DO NOT WALK… DO NOT PASS GO… RUN to your nearest bookstore, or CLICK the LINK BELOW to pre-order/order Joyce Meyer’s new book: “The Secret to True Happiness – Enjoy Today, Embrace Tomorrow.” I love Joyce, but she surely out did herself with this one!
I do review, but… not as much as I used to, since I decided to concentrate on my own digital designs and online eCard Club “Say It With eCards.” Now-a-days… I only review a product or service that catches my eye, or is a product or service I use or have knowledge of, or interest in – good or bad. My mission is to share and inform others of what is good, what is bad and what is questionable — via my own opinion and/or experience. This said:
I felt really honored and truly blessed when I was approached to review the new book by Joyce Meyer. Honestly I could not believe my eyes when I read the email. Initially, I thought it was spam, until I re-read it and did a bit of online sleuthing.
I say blessed, because this opportunity came to me when I was dealing with some of my own issues. It made me think of “The Secret” and the Law of Attraction. What you put out, you receive. I am truly in receipt!
REVIEWER’S NOTE: When I can, I choose the audio versions of books as I can listen anywhere and take them anyplace, as well as re-listen on whim. At times, I will buy both the paper version and the audio. This depends, however, on the book though! It can become quite expensive otherwise. I will say… it would have been easier to review if I had the paper version as well as the audio as I would have had an Index. Nonetheless, listening and reviewing this book was one of the highlights and delights of my life! YOU SIMPLY MUST READ OR LISTEN to it!
I had just finished listening to Joyce Meyer’s “Battlefield of the Mind” and was in the middle of Joyce Meyer’s “Approval Addiction,” when my copy of Joyce’s “The Secret to True Happiness” arrived.
I promptly put Approval Addiction on hold in lieu of this review. I am glad I did, The Secret to True Happiness is absolutely phenomenal. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone – whether Christian or not. Absolutely EVERYONE can take something away from this book.
I read the book in audio form, so I found myself listening to each CD two or more times before I went on to the next CD. While it is a book, the CDs can be listened to again and again in whatever order you like – should a particular topic resonate with you or speak to your heart. I would suggest starting from the beginning initially as one chapter follows another and might make more sense.
I love Joyce Meyer. I discovered her a little more than five years ago when I began on my own spiritual path. While her teachings are serious, she shares in easy to understand terms and/or the everyday language that everyone could understand. Her humor and honesty makes one believe she really does understand and you feel as if you are listening to a friend, who has been there before you.
While I was not sexually abused as Joyce was, I, like many others was verbally abused. When I was growing up people did not talk about it as no one really knew what to do and there really was not a lot of help. How freeing to be able to unload that baggage now, even after so many years and to know that I was not alone!
The teachings of The Secret to True Happiness – Enjoy Today, Embrace Tomorrow focuses on enjoying life where you are on the way to where you are going. Joyce talks about this a lot, but this book truly dissects each aspect of life so it becomes more real and feasible to the reader/listener. I am embarrassed to share this, as I usually do not speak this way, but I found myself saying “right on sister” more than once. I felt she really understood and really knew what I was going through or had been through.
Since I read/listened to this book in audio form I do not have an index to go through and list here, but I will tell you, DO NOT miss this book. DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT miss this book.
You owe it to yourself and to everyone you know and/or will meet, because what you/we do, how we behave, what we say or how we act not only impacts on us as individuals, but on everyone else as well. While we know this deep in our heart of hearts, the reinforcement is so uplifting and much needed from time to time.
Here are some examples in my own life…
We do not have to wait for our situation to change or for us to receive things in order for us to become happy. If we think we do, then we will rob ourselves of more than any thief can take from us. Happiness is a state of mind, one that we can have in an instant. I learned from Anthony Robbins, “things are as important as we make them,” and “we can change our focus in a moment!” Joyce reenforces this way of thinking and after a while it becomes second nature.
For example: Last week I dropped a huge styrofoam cup of boiling hot tea on myself. (This is true!) On my way to the doctor’s offer, I kept thinking of things I could be Grateful for. One was, it was pretty bad, but… it could have been lots worse. The second was that I had health insurance and did not have to sit in a hospital emergency room, the third was that the doctor had office hours on Saturday and that I did not have to sit in a crowded emergency room or worry about my situation until the doctor came in on Monday. The fourth thing was that the doctor was doing to tell me that things would be ok. As I walked to the doctor’s office I took time to enjoy nature and snap a few digital images with my camera. Trust me, I was plenty scared of what was going to happen, or what could happen, but as long as I could I would keep these good thoughts alive. In the end it was all true. The last, will take a while and I will have to do my part to make sure I follow the Doctor’s instructions in order for my burn to heal properly. (It is much more pleasant to think of things in a positive way as we really can’t change some of them. I remember a time when I would have been hysterical under the same situation.
Joyce’s books and teachings are one of the main reasons I can keep this attitude. It is NOT easy, but when I slip I have something to grab onto. Many times I will find myself reaching for one of Joyce’s books or teachings and as odd as this might sound, sometimes the teaching just happens to be on the subject I am dealing with.
Joyce says: “Our Words Affect Others”… About a month or so ago I went to throw the trash out. I found a pizza box on top of where the newspapers were to be. For some reason I opened it. There was a “huge uneaten slice of pizza in the box!” I lost it. I was so furious, thinking of the rodents and vermin it could draw I ran right into my apartment and wrote a really strong note and posted it on the compactor room door. Well, it did not take long for someone to write back asking “who made me the boss!” I was even more furious, but was at a loss for what to do. Oh, and don’t let me forget to share, each day for the next week there were more food boxes left.
After I listened to Joyce, I wrote another note, much softer with a catch title: “Rodent Alert!” I went on to explain that raw food draws roaches, mice, rats, and who knows what. I finished up thanking them for their cooperation and signed my name. So far… I have NOT seen any more food being left in the compactor room. I still feel strongly about what was done, but changing the way I behaved about it, made a huge difference. THANK YOU Joyce!
On one of the CDs Joyce spoke about loss. Loss comes in many forms. Could be loss of a person, a job, a marriage, etc. In my case it was the sudden loss of a friend’s son – he was 43. I was there for my friend and was and am as supportive as I can be. But… I found it did not let me come to terms with the loss. I was not able to deal with it properly as I was/am there propping her up. Don’t get me wrong, that is what friends do, but your emotions do not understand that. Listening to Joyce it all came into perspective again. Loss is like the seasons… There is a sequence to go through. I found myself listening to that CD more than once. But once was enough to get me back on track. The next time I spoke to my friend, I felt that I understand better as I was using Joyce’s words and this time I knew it was not just lip service. I truly believe that God will eventually heal my friend’s heart. My friend does not believe it or accept it, but I believe it and I will do my best to feed it into her!
The last CD is on Discipline — How true it is!
Joyce talks about doing what it takes to be/get where we want to be and not be envious of those who might have gotten there first IF we DID NOT or DO NOT want to do the work to get there ourselves. She talks about going the extra mile and not taking shortcuts, as they do not work. How true this is! Every time I take a shortcut because I am tired, or lazy, it comes back to haunt me — fifty-fold.
We all know in our heart of hearts, the right thing is to work for what we want, even if it takes us longer than we thought it would. Complaining about life’s injustices will not help and will certainly not put us in the frame of mind to do what is necessary. Through Joyce (and Joel Osteen), I have learned to look for the good in bad things — at the least they will make me/us stronger. As we go through things, we sometimes wonder how they could possibly help later, but as an artist… sometimes I feel it helps me design my eCards with more emotion (walking in other’s shoes, so to speak).
Discipline also has to do with our behavior, how we act and get excited about what we can’t change. Here again, it was almost as if God were leading me to listen to this Chapter when I did. An incident happened here that was so unfair and infuriated me as it was lodged against me. It happened on a weekend, so I had to wait until Monday to do something about it. Well, I won’t say that I did not get upset, but as I listened to Joyce’s message, I felt the anger and frustration melt away as I waited to take the action I could, come the beginning of the week. It does not help to carry on as it will only make ME/US SICK, waste our precious time and prevent me/us from enjoying life.
I have learned… Carrying on, being frustrated and/or angry really will not make anything better or resolve things sooner. I know, I do NOT feel better physically when I vent on life’s injustices — maybe it is old age creeping up, as it never used to get to me as it does now! I do my best to give it to God — this DOES NOT come easy to me as breaking old habits is hard, but I am a work in progress and it is much easier than it used to be.
I would like to paraphrase Joyce’s Saying: “I may not be where I want to be, but at least I am not ‘where I used to be!'” This is so true!!! When I look back to where I was just two years ago at this time, I have come so far. We need to look to the future in dark times as the light always comes — in one way or another.
As Joyce says and is reinforced over and over in The Secret to True Happiness – Enjoy Today, Embrace Tomorrow… We do not have to wait for things to happen or to receive things in order to be happy. If we think we need certain things to happen in order to be happy, we will rob ourselves of more than any thief can take from us.
What I would say to anyone reading this: RUN, DO NOT WALK to your nearest book store, or better yet, CLICK THIS LINK to order Joyce Meyer’s new book: “The Secret to True Happiness – Enjoy Today, Embrace Tomorrow!” You owe it to yourself and everyone else you will ever come in contact with. For sure, I WILL be listening to this book over and over and over again.
For your convenience I have added a link to order Joyce Meyer’s NEW BOOK. At the least, click the link to check it out now. Don’t take my word for it. You will be glad you did though — of that I AM POSITIVE!
With Warm Regards,
April 21, 2008 No Comments
A while back I set up a Blog at:
I Am NOT A Paper Card
I feel very strongly about eCards and their worth, so to me… The motivating factor was to demonstrate how much more powerful eCards are in relation to Paper Greetings and the things one can do with eCards vs Paper Greetings.
Posted by Roz Fruchtman / Blog Views By Roz
December 5, 2007 No Comments
It’s been a while since I posted at BlogViewsByRoz.com. I do not review as much as I used to as my time and focus has turned to my own creative projects. However, I still have my hands in once in a while. Those who know me, know I am hardly ever at a loss for words and have many “Views” on many things.
My dirty little Summer Secret was the CBS reality show Big Brother 8. I can’t even believe I am saying this as I NEVER in the eight years it has been on TV gotten this involved. But the Donatos — Evel Dick Donato and his daughter Daniele — captured my heart. Long story short… they are father and daughter and had not spoken for two years. It was a Big Brother twist to have them in the house together and see where it led. It lead to a fabulous reunion with both of them winding up as the “last two standing!” Evel Dick won the grand prize of half a million dollars with Daniele coming in second with $50,000. But they both shared the biggest prize of all… the reconciliation of a father and daughter!
EVEL DICK UPDATE: It did not stop there… Evel Dick Donato (he’s really a love) won two awards at the Fox Reality Show Awards viewed on the Fox Reality Station – Saturday, October 13, 2007. As well… Evel Dick (not so evel/evil) as he is the VERY FIRST Big Brother winner who cares enough about his fans to keep them updated on his MySpace.com website!
I will admit I do not think I will ever get that involved in anything as it was terribly draining. Imagine getting so emotionally involved with people one does not even know! For me… I think my own life experiences got in the way and I wanted the two of them to make up before it was too late. The only regrets I have with my own parents who are now long gone is that it could have been so much better, but it was their choices and not mine. That does not make it any easier. It is a subject I have come to terms with and do not discuss often. However, it made me a stronger person and more compassionate and empathetic toward others. I truly believe it is why I am so wrapped up in my online communication site Say It With eCards. It is all about the feelings!
Secondly I have spent the last year updating and upgrading my Judaic eCards Club Say It With eCards. The site does not even look like a distant relation to his predecessor Graphics Schmaphics Exclusive Judaic Greeting Club.
Say It With eCards has a new — more professional — look, a new name and the new hi-tech ember features and benefits the big guys offer. I am so proud and was so inspired — still am — that I designed almost non-stop and Say It With eCards offers more than 3,400 Judaic eCards — the largest assortment of Judaic eCards on the entire web.
Let us not forget “my health scare” 1 1/2 years ago when I almost lost the sight in my right eye from a sudden retina detachment. After about 10 days of running back and forth to the doctors and things progressing for the worse instead of better I had outpatient surgery by a fabulous retina specialist in the Bronx, NY – Dr. David Haft.
With God’s favor and guidance over my doctor’s skillful hands my eyesight was restored and I am here typing with clear vision. It is a miracle at best! The biggest miracle aside from my eyesight being restored was that during my convalescence I was able to start work on the new eCard Say It With eCards. That in itself was a challenge, but the doctor assured me it would not hurt me as long as I felt well enough to do it! It was not always easy, but it was a better diversion than wringing my hands wondering when I would see again! Let me tell you, it made me lots more compassionate and sensitive to those who have vision problems. By the grace of God mine were only temporary! However, I was told… because I had a torn retina in one eye the chances of it happening in the other eye were increased dramatically!
Saturday was so productive that I am still wired at 5:50AM EST on Sunday morning. Not good! Well, I am off to rest for a while. I am not sure about sleep, so I will settle for resting!
See you again VERY soon!
October 14, 2007 No Comments
The company I am talking about will remain nameless, as my article is more on the importance of keeping customers/clients informed as to what is going on – especially when they are paying for your service.
NOTE: It has always been my understanding that when one signs up for a “trial period” that trial period is to ENTICE the customer to STAY ON and to demonstrate how the service IS ESSENTIAL to them. Recently I have had an experience quite opposite to what one would expect.
I recently signed up with a brand new service. It was not until I actually signed up and paid the money for the 30-day trial that I found out the service was “still in beta!” For sure… had I known I would not have bothered and would have waited until the service went live – for real!
The company running the service is obviously experiencing some major problems. However, instead of informing their founding/charter members they are just ignoring them. Support tickets go unanswered, and everyone is sitting in darkness wondering what is going on. In my case my service is NOT working so I really can’t do anything.
As my 30-Day Trial draws to an end, I am hanging in to see if things change.
MY POINT… When you are running a company/service, or whatever… It is ESSENTIAL and common courtesy to keep your customers informed. People can be more understanding than you would think! Customer Service SHOULD BE #1 with any company, no matter what! Those that forget their customers will pay the price in the end.
MY MOTO… “Things happen, it is NOT the things that happen… BUT THE WAY THEY ARE SOLVED!” (ignoring your customers, new or old, is NOT solving anything!)
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June 15, 2007 No Comments