Live Your Dash: Make Every Moment Matter

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Live Your Dash: Make Every Moment Matter

Format:  Hardcover,

276 pages

Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc

Publish Date: Nov 2011

ISBN-13: 9781402787294

ISBN-10: 1402787294

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""Includes the original poem "The Dash."" I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning to the end""" "He noted that first came the date of her birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years."
In 1996, an announcer read Linda's Ellis's poem "The Dash" aloud on a syndicated radio program--and, to her surprise, it became an instant, meteoric success. Calls came in from people around the country eager to tell Linda how her words had touched their hearts. That was the beginning of an enduring phenomenon. "Live Your Dash" captures and expands upon the theme of the original poem: It's not your birth or death that matters most, but how you spend each passing year. Linda shares her message of joy, hope, and positive energy through uplifting stories, essays, and poetry, along with tales of people who have been "touched by the dash," including Bob Dole, legendary football coach Lou Holtz, and "American Idol" winner David Cook. An inspiring look at life based on the fantastically successful poem.

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Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc
Publish Date: Nov 2011
ISBN-13: 9781402787294
ISBN-10: 1402787294
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 276
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.4 x 1.13 x 9.15

Chapter outline

Introduction
Live Your Dash" Poem
On Self-Reflection
R.I.P
Deal in Real
It Is What It Is
Advise Yourself
Inside Accessories
WYSIWYG
I" Infection
Would You Choose You?
On Happiness
Getting Ready (to Live)
The Day Between
The Smile Connection
Filters
Forgive ... and Forget?
Senses Six and Seven
And Sometimes ... You Win
On Success
Definition of Success
Nice Things
Structure/Stricture
Adaptation
Passion (Find Yours)
Invisible Fences
Close Enough
On Gratitude
Stratitude
Every Single Day
AOKs (Acts of Kindness)
Little White Lies
Greener Grass
One More Day
On Stress
Problem Scale
Morning Mantra
On-Call
The Noise of Life
Simple City
On Life
The "Me's
Automatic Pilot
Live Life in Person
Be HERE
Density of Life
Rewind
Failure to Affix
On Moments
Fractions
Moments
Savor the Flavor ... of Life
Senses
Scars and Memories
Contributors
On Time
Invitations
Tomorrow's Yesterday
AAA (Age, Awareness, Appreciation)
Lilly Rocks
Relish
On Legacy
The Other Side
The Mourning After
Remember Me
Is That You?
Boxes
Tomorrow's Eve
Names
The Sole Soul
Nobody Came
Touched by "The Dash
The Dash's Dash
The Original "The Dash
David Cook
Senator Bob Dole
Tim Currier
Captain Richard Marshall
Bev Martin
Susan Phelps
Sean Kanan
Carole Ann Cole
The Story of Makayla Joy
Acknowledgments
My Life Song

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2012-01-01)

Ellis, based in Georgia, rose to prominence on the strength of her poem "The Dash" (two versions are included here) and has since been quoted on network and cable news shows. The title refers to the dash between a person's birth and death dates, i.e., the time one is alive. Her book of homely wisdom includes testimonials from Sen. Bob Dole, coach Lou Holtz, and The Young and the Restless actor Sean Kanan.

A kind of Edgar A. Guest in both verse and prose, Ellis is a lazy, doggerel-prone poet but a relentlessly encouraging life coach, the sort who invokes the "Round Tuit" (doing something when you get around to it) and the "I Infection".

Verdict: While Ellis's style and message are essentially trite, she, like any good doctor of the soul or body, does no harm; to those who find her directness appealing, she may do much good.

(c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

Includes the original poem “The Dash.”
I read of a man who stood to speak

At the funeral of a friend

He referred to the dates on her tombstone

From the beginning to the end

He noted that first came the date of her birth

And spoke the following date with tears,

But he said what mattered most of all

Was the dash between those years.

In 1996, an announcer read Linda's Ellis's poem “The Dash” aloud on a syndicated radio program--and, to her surprise, it became an instant, meteoric success. Calls came in from people around the country eager to tell Linda how her words had touched their hearts. That was the beginning of an enduring phenomenon.

Live Your Dash captures and expands upon the theme of the original poem: It's not your birth or death that matters most, but how you spend each passing year. Linda shares her message of joy, hope, and positive energy through uplifting stories, essays, and poetry, along with tales of people who have been "touched by the dash", including Bob Dole, legendary football coach Lou Holtz, and American Idol winner David Cook. An inspiring look at life based on the fantastically successful poem.

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