“The Book of Inspiration for Women by Women” is your coffee table book to inspire, uplift and instill hope and confidence in YOU, the woman or girl of today.
Created by Ruth Cyster-Stuettgen from Australia, it is a collection of 365+ daily messages of inspiration by real women and girls from all over the world.
Feel optimistic and inspired because this book offers hope through real stories of how people have overcome life’s day-to-day challenges.
Cille Harris was inspired to contribute to this Book of Inspiration because she wants to share some lessons learned in her life. She knows that if even one woman or girl is inspired to move forward, it will be worth the endeavour.
She shares three inspiring stories from her life:
1. Independent Mom
Cille shares the most difficult challenge of her life, her story of letting go of her role of Mom, after 30 years! Having raised four sons, she realized that for them to thrive as independent adults, she needed to let them live their own lives. Cille inspires mothers to choose independence and freedom for themselves and their adult children.
“The gift of independence” what a loving mutual gift! So beautifully said and such a wise approach to redefining a mother-child relationship. ~ Nicole Beauregard, Gatineau, Quebec
2. You should be an Engineer
Cille expresses a long overdue “thank you” to a very special high school guidance teacher who opened her eyes to a possibility she didn’t even know existed, an engineering career. Four decades after following this life-altering advice, Cille inspires teachers, by reminding them that they make a profound impact on the lives of their students, often without knowing the outcomes.
I was moved by Cille’s story because I know how teachers can make a difference in the lives of their students. A ‘remembered act of kindness’ – how wonderful to be aware of the possibilities we can open for others, as well as for ourselves. Creativity comes in many forms. ~ Janice Arthur, Ompah, Ontario
3. Syrian Refugees
Cille brings to life one of the teachings from the Greek philosopher, Epictetus, “We are Citizens of the World”, by helping to welcome a Syrian refugee family to Canada. Cille shows that despite one’s circumstance, there are always opportunities to help spread love beyond borders, and share our gifts.
When I read the phrase “Citizens of the World”, it clarified a label for my life long interest in world issues. This is an inspiring story of one group’s way of putting world citizenship into action. ~ Marily Seitz, Ompah, Ontario
Be inspired to create change in your life!
Keep your Book of Inspiration on your coffee table or bedside table, to read one motivational story each day. In the morning, it will set a positive tone for your day, and in the evening it will relax your mind for sweet dreams.
By having this Book of Inspiration on your coffee table, you may find that a real-life every day story will spark meaningful conversations with friends and family.
You could always pick it up when you have a moment to spare or are feeling the need for an uplifting message. You will be amazed at how that “random” message will move you, and be just what you needed.
If you get one message from this book, it will be…
Meet Cille Harris
Co-author – “The Book of Inspiration for Women by Women”
Retired engineer and professional facilitator, almost 40 years happily married, four independent sons and two gorgeous grandchildren, Cille has a yearning to live life fully into her 90’s, in service to people. View our Blog to see how Cille and her husband Rob offer “Real Alternatives for Out Living the Dream”, including healthy aging and creating fulfillment.