There is a Perfect Daily Thought Book for You!
This page will explore the many daily wisdom-thought for the day books available and help you choose the one that best meets your interests and your desires. Started out to be the Top 50 Daily Wisdom books and ended up being over that. I have personally read each of the 'featured' books and used them as daily readers. The additional items (from each author) I have read at least 70% of them and recommend others from authors I enjoy the most.
These make amazing inspirational gifts! But, the gift will mean more if the recipient has told you about a challenge they have. In other words... Don't buy "How to overcome this or that challenge" for someone if they haven't told you they have the challenge. As you might guess, doing so might make them think you are judging them.
Healing is a delicate issue for most of us. But once we know what we are healing from , then, the gifts to help are often accepted with gratitude.
Question -- Time of Day
Daily Thought Book Suggestions
Two suggested Ways To Use The Daily Thought Books
One way to use these little gems of wisdom is to take one along with you to read the daily reading when you have a break from work, while waiting for a train or a traffic light, while waiting in the drive through, or any number of 'stopping' points throughout the day.
You may use one book throughout the day and read the daily thought several times, or, you may opt to have a few different books for different times of the day. Depending on your interests, your schedule, your challenges, and your work, you will find that there are specific wisdom of the day books to work well just for you.
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Recovery - When You Quit Bad Habits
Einstien said "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results."
Sometimes, change takes time and even an unhealthy habit once stopped want to wedge it's way back into our thoughts and our actions.
These books focus on helping you stay stopped One Day at A Time.
Daily Reflections - For AA - Alcoholics Anonymous Daily Wisdom Books
Are you or someone you love an EX (ex smoker, ex drinker, ex -insert habit here), What ever behavior is being changed to better your health and well being, these books will help guide you into a healthier thought life.
Some people are saying they love this book even if they are not in recovery. It is inspirational and gives a daily dose of humility, peace, and helps us to let go of the stresses in daily life.
Buy one to keep and one or more to gift.
This book would make a remarkable daily reader or a group study companion.
Be Easy on Yourself, give yourself nurturing that will support your new way of life and carry you through one day at a time into freedom.
Thought for The Day
Top 50 Daily Wisdom Books
In this hustle and bustle lifestyle we lead, it is always a good idea to stop for a moment several times throughout the day and touch base with your heart. One way to do this is to connect with a daily thought or a meditation topic that will help you to stop and choose your thinking.
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale said "...a man is what he thinks about all day long."
Mike Dooley said "...thoughts become things, choose the good ones."
We have a choice about what we think. There are numerous ways to effectively instill thoughts that nurture us. One way is by using a daily reflections-daily wisdom book. Each day you will find a new, thought provoking, inspiring reading to guide you through the day.
Calm The Mind -- Open The Heart
New BOOK -- Billie Hunt Ministries
I am personally using this book as a daily workbook / journal for prayer activation (goal achievement). I have previously used other goal achievement processes and have had great results. But this one is even more powerful. I am not only finding my prayers are materializing I am also discovering a more meaningful way to select those prayers. Billie Hunt's book has a way of showing us more about ourselves, our relationship with God, and how we interact with that relationship.
Take The Journey To Your Dreams. What is your dream or untapped talent or gifting? Have you reached a point in your life's journey where you are ready to quit wishing and making excuses and start achieving? If so, this workbook is your jump-start on an exciting, dynamic journey to turning your dream into reality....
Highly Effective People
daily reflections book...
Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People - Top 50 Daily Reading Books - Daily Wisdom - Daily Reflections
Habits are for adopting. What habits have you adopted into your life?
I didn't realize how often I was reacting to moments in life based on habit. As each of these habits begin to be revealed to me I am better able to make a conscience decision to stop. But, when I remove something I create room for something else. To ensure I will not simply pick up another 'habit' without actually choosing it I believe it works best for me to choose a few habits which will benefit my overall response to moments in life.
Would you consider looking at some proven, inspired, and successful habits?
This was a difficult question to answer at first. I had a few questions of my own. For example:
- Who proved this?
- Is this 'inspiration' real or imagined?
- Who defined success here?
Yes. I am resistant. The answer to these questions is an individual one. I would only suggest we each ask, experience, and ask again. When we find what works... that is our best fit.
I loved both of the prequels to this! So having a handbook of mini-reminders is amazing.
If you enjoyed 7 Habits or the 8th Habit, you are going to enjoy this collection of daily reading (concepts applied to everyday life), workbooks, audio programs, and conversation starter cards.
Mind and Body
Reflections that work well with mind and body work.
By: Rolf Gates, Katrina Kenison, Ming-dao Deng, Jeffrey Brantley M.D., Wendy Millstine, Shams Tabriz, J. Krishnamurti, and Shakti Gawain.
Meditations from the Mat - Top 50 Daily Reading Books - Daily Wisdom - Daily Reflections
If you enjoy the concepts of yoga, eastern meditation, zen, or other mind body connectivity, you will enjoy these daily reading materials. Calming and reflective thoughts to guide you through a day of balance and inner peace.
Have you ever heard it is better to have no thoughts at all when meditating instead of having too many unsettling thoughts? Let's face it, we have too much on our minds most of the time. Trying to meditate can be difficult. You've heard "it only takes a few minutes to meditate each day" but the reality is you find yourself 'thinking' about all the things you need "TO DO" instead of pure meditation.
Connecting to self and others, healthy boundaries, self expression, workbooks, daily thoughts, & letting go.
The goal is healing. The process is different for each of us.
The Process is Living
Daily Wisdom Online
- TUTs Adventurers Club: Explore the power of thought & creative visualization to manifest dreams!
Use the power of thought and creative visualization to manifest dreams, create change and start over. We offer positive, inspirational and motivational daily emails, free ecards, forums, books & fun!
- DailyOM - Nurturing Mind Body & Spirit
We are excited to share the first book by DailyOM co-founder Madisyn Taylor. A companion to this website, "DailyOM: Inspirational Thoughts for a Happy, ...
Question -- Who
Only You Can Choose
I would like to conclude with a thought.
Over the years I have often discovered books and thought of a loved one who would find it of value to them. I would suggest that when you have a heart reaction and want to provide a resource to someone do three things:
- Buy the book (follow your intuition)
- Wait before you give it until the person has declared they might have a habit they want to recover from. No one else can choose, judge, or convince another.
- Be open to the possibility you will discover that book is exactly right for an entirely different person.
Be well. Nurture your creativity. Take one day at a time.
Did you find a book that meets your needs?
Did you find a book for a loved one?
It would be great to hear from you...
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© 2008 Deb Bryan
Top 50 Daily Wisdom Books Guestbook
Deb Bryan (author) from Chico California on September 19, 2014:
Hi Sherry. I started writing on Squidoo in 2007. Prior to that I was writing as well. I believe my first online writing experience was in 1999. This hub is one of the pages which Hubpages imported from Squidoo for me. I am new on Hubpages.
Thanks so much for leaving a note!
Ibidii on September 19, 2014:
Wow Deb you have been writing since 6 years ago! That's great! I listen to the scriptures for my daily devotional and inspiration. I have the Stephen R Covey book in my queue. I can not wait to listen to it! Great list and hubs!
Rose Jones on August 09, 2013:
Back to visit this lovely lens and do a bit more bookmarking. It is very inspirational. I love artmarks comment.
happymonkeyz on February 14, 2013:
thanks for the books recommendations.
Deb Bryan (author) from Chico California on January 20, 2013:
@artmarks: Thank you, ArtMarks. Great advice/quote. Thanks for dropping by and chiming in.
artmarks on January 20, 2013:
Awesome lens with many great books here! There is only one thing you need to know:
âThe keys to life are running and reading. When you're running, there's a little person that talks to you and says, "Oh I'm tired. My lung's about to pop. I'm so hurt. There's no way I can possibly continue." You want to quit. If you learn how to defeat that person when you're running. You will how to not quit when things get hard in your life. For reading: there have been gazillions of people that have lived before all of us. There's no new problem you could have--with your parents, with school, with a bully. There's no new problem that someone hasn't already had and written about it in a book.â Will Smith
Deb Bryan (author) from Chico California on December 10, 2012:
@Li-Li-ThePinkBookworm: You are welcome! Thank you for dropping by!
Li-Li-ThePinkBookworm on December 10, 2012:
Wow, there are so many books I do not know which one to pick! Thank you for making such an incredible collection for us to go through :)
amasonauthor on November 13, 2012:
Great lens! -Adam J.M. Mason
poldepc lm on August 02, 2012:
great inspirational and motivational lens...THANK YOUR for sharing
bilafond lm on July 23, 2012:
My second visit. Good experience.
LadyKeesh on July 20, 2012:
I will be adding this as a featured lens to some of my inspirational lenses. Please look over my lens and Squidoolike those lens that you like. thanx bunches.
bilafond lm on June 07, 2012:
Great compilation. One of my Lens on 'Pearl of Wisdom' is a good compendium on his thoughts on Wisdom. He was a bipolar and took his life leaving all his written work for me and to me. I am searching and sharing. Hope readers who are looking through your compilation on Wisdom will surely find this worth reading.
Gayle Dowell from Kansas on May 12, 2012:
Great list of inspirational books.
Millionairemomma on May 06, 2012:
These are a great selection of books. Thanks for sharing your lens.
Tony Payne from Southampton, UK on April 23, 2012:
Excellent choice of books. I sometimes wish I had time to read, maybe in another life... Between writing, other things and then A.D.D. which makes me distract myself, I struggle to fit 1/4 of what I want to do in a day. Nicely done, blessed.
agoofyidea on April 22, 2012:
I love these types of books and you have a nice selection. Great job.
Rose Jones on April 12, 2012:
Excellent lens - angel Blessed, bookmarked out to google plus!
Sara Krentz from USA on April 12, 2012:
Excellent lens - so many good choices to peruse.
ProfessionalSol on April 07, 2012:
I love the daily inspiration for young people. I hope to buy this soon!
themeanviolets on April 04, 2012:
Love this Lens. Thanks so much for sharing. God Bless!
Michey LM on March 31, 2012:
Love to read people wisdom, it is always something to learn, and you gave a great collection. Sent Angel dust in your way
anonymous on March 30, 2012:
anonymous on March 30, 2012:
Wisdom and reflection are important attributes in our lives and you have collected excellent choices here for those searching at all levels. I feel a little healthier for walking through your library!
Kate Loving Shenk from Lancaster PA on March 18, 2012:
Excellent collection!! Thank you!!
top101 on March 06, 2012:
Wow! I'm going to start reading these books.
Ladyeaglefeather on March 06, 2012:
Great lens, thanks for all the helpful book ideas.
Scriber1 LM on February 22, 2012:
I love daily wisdom books. This past year my partner and I worked our way through The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo and found that a positive insight is a great way to start the day. Thanks for showing me several more options for the coming year.
anonymous on February 21, 2012:
Very resourceful lens... thanks
Todayhaspower LM on December 06, 2011:
Very good lens....lots of great info. Kudos. :)
Northwestphotos on December 04, 2011:
A very thoughtful lens and well done! Thank you!
Davidfstillwagon on November 11, 2011:
Lot of terrific information! great lens!
HubLens Admin on November 04, 2011:
Very resourceful and inpirational lens. Thanks for sharing -
anonymous on October 10, 2011:
Great books, been reading some of your articles for awhile now throughout my day, gave your lens a 'thumbs up' too!
careermom on March 31, 2011:
nice list... something for everyone
Norbert Isles from Philippines on March 26, 2011:
Nice list; good reference for finding right gift for specific persons. Thank you for sharing.
Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on February 21, 2011:
Nice selection! I really like the daily reading books for teens. What a great gift to help a young person develop a daily reading habit.
Patricia on January 30, 2011:
SofiaMann on December 20, 2010:
God selections. Thanks.
ZablonMukuba on October 10, 2010:
my favorite book is 7 habits of highly effectiive people, great lens
Kate Loving Shenk from Lancaster PA on September 30, 2010:
Not a bad idea to write your OWN Daily Meditations!! Thanks Deb!
kt_glasses on September 17, 2010:
Great book recommedations here! Thank you for sharing!
Deb Bryan (author) from Chico California on September 12, 2010:
Hello Heather and Eva, Thank you for visiting and taking the time to leave a note. :D I really appreciate it. Heather, I would love to have the link to your Golden Key lens. Sounds wonderful!
Heather Burns from Wexford, Ireland on September 11, 2010:
I read Daily Word, and TUT daily, and love love love Emmet Fox. I have his complete Golden Key on a lens.
WhiteOak50 on September 04, 2010:
You have a great selection of books listed here. Well done!!
Heather Burns from Wexford, Ireland on April 24, 2009:
I love this! 5*
Deb Bryan (author) from Chico California on October 12, 2008:
Hello Spirituality, Joan, Jewelsofawe, and BooBooBear! :D Thank you for adding your support and kindness to my lens. I enjoy reading and these books are only a few that I have loved over the years. The E-Reading (below the guestbook) is also a great way to get a Thought for the Day in my Email. It is awesome to get substantial and motivating emails everyday. Sign up for any of them that are inspiring for you. :D
Thank You again for taking the time to visit and to leave a comment.
anonymous on September 27, 2008:
Thank you for joining the best self help books group!
Patricia on July 28, 2008:
Love this lens!
Joan4 on July 04, 2008:
I enjoyed this -- and saw many daily readers I have not seen before, so thank you! Nice lens and super lens idea!
religions7 on June 22, 2008:
Wow, you've read a lot :)
religions7 on June 22, 2008:
Wow, you've read a lot :)
eccles1 on June 19, 2008:
I love this lens!!