WordPoints Daybook Series

Daily Affirmations of Hope and Courage

Book 1 - Enthusiastic Ideas

A Good Word for Each Day of the Year

Enthusiastic IdeasEnthusiastic Ideas (A Good Word for Each Day of the Year) is Book 1 in the WordPoints Daybook Series by Gary Henry. Like Book 2, this volume presents a word each day for positive meditation. Each essay is framed by quotations from other sources, both ancient and modern, combining the best of classic and contemporary literature for daily reflection.

Words are powerful! They can enlighten, encourage, and uplift us when we ponder the application their meanings can have to our daily decisions. The two volumes of Enthusiastic Ideas explore everyday words in a way that is both deep and comfortable. The result is a blend of pleasant reading, intellectual stimulation, and serious motivation to change.

Enthusiastic Ideas and More Enthusiastic Ideas are written in the familiar style of Gary Henry. With his blend of candor and courtesy, Gary leads the reader on a daily journey toward significant personal growth. Refreshing but also challenging, these pages inspire the courage to take steps toward a better future. They are based on a lifetime of experience by the author in speaking to audiences about improvement and progress.

The goal of these writings is not only better feelings, but better character and conduct. With a wide variety of topics — 366 in all — the reader is encouraged to grow in the time-tested qualities virtuous character, so that his or her habits are based on firm principles rather than passing trends.

Each book in the WordPoints Daybook Series contains “daily affirmations of hope and courage.” Standing in the centuries-old tradition of the “daybook,” these books contain a single reading for each day of the year. The idea is to use each day’s reading as the starting point for a brief, but profitable, meditation. The readings are short enough to be read by busy people (as most of us are these days), but they are ‘provocative’ and ‘suggestive’ in the highest sense. Highly concentrated, each meditation provides the foundation for deeper consideration throughout the day.

Enthusiastic Ideas will get you going. Start each day with a powerful word!

Read the Preface to Enthusiastic Ideas

Endings (December 31)

Endings (December 31)

Let's use well this last day of the year, learning what we should from what is now behind us. And tomorrow, let's release what has ended and grasp what will then be just beginning. Let us end today in such a way that tomorrow will be our best beginning yet.
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Treasure (December 30)

Treasure (December 30)

Our best treasures don't have to be rare or extraordinary. Unlike gems or precious metals whose value depends upon their rarity, treasures of the heart can be gathered from sources that are plentiful. Let us not overlook the wealth of goodness that surrounds us each moment.
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Values (December 29)

Values (December 29)

The freedom to value things according to our conscience should encourage us to learn to evaluate things more truthfully and skillfully. As this year closes, we'll do ourselves (and our relationships) a favor if we upgrade our values.
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