Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy!

Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy!

by Barbara Johnson


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Boomerang blessings.

That's what Barbara Johnson calls the encouraging feedback she has received over the years from readers whose lives have been impacted by the message of this million-copy bestseller. If you need a fresh breath of joy in your life, this book is just the prescription for you.

With the wit of an Erma Bombeck, Barbara Johnson helps you to look for "life's little sparkles," even in the midst of your most crippling sorrows. No stranger to suffering herself, Barbara's experiences have equipped her with the credentials to help others work through their own suffering. In spite of her difficulties, Barbara has learned that while pain is inevitable to us all, we can choose to pick the flowers instead of the weeds.

Barbara will teach you how to release that bubble of joy within you—to claim God's promise to "fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy." —Job 8:21 (TLB)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780849944796
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2004
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 228,392
Product dimensions: 5.42(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Barbara Johnson was the founder of Spatula Ministries, a coauthor of various Women of Faith devotionals, and the author of numerous bestselling books, including Boomerang Joy, Living Somewhere between Estrogen and Death, and Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy.

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Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
MerryMary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great gift for the hospital-bound. I received it under just those circumstances, and it relieved many a weary afternoon.
avidreader09co More than 1 year ago
It may be old but it is timeless! Full of great wisdom and empathy...but mainly, it made me and that's a wonderful gift when your heart is heavy. What a wonderful little book!!
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Omobolanle Olundegun More than 1 year ago
I remember reading this book as a wide-eyed 15yr old.....brought so much joy to my heart in resting on the father's love that brings so much joy! Been looking for a copy for 18yrs now! Than God for the Nook!
Bex_The_Babe More than 1 year ago
I read another title by this author and loved her wit and humor, so I thought I'd give this one a try. I was offended by the way she wrote about her son being a homosexual. The hatred towards such an "offense" made me close the book immediately. I tried to stick it out, but only became more upset as I continued to read. Granted, the book was written over 20 years ago, perhaps in a time when homosexuality had a different view than today. As a Christian, I understand that not everyone agrees on this issue. I also understand that there is a way to disagree with respect- which I didn't find apparent in this book. The negativity and hatred towards homosexuals in this book saddened me.
aworkinprogress More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read for anyone who is alive. It's humor and wit is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face. I will return to it many times I am sure as the small hiccups of life continue to bombard! I thank God for such a blessing He has placed amongst us with Barbara and her wit.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book really lifted my spirirts. Just full of inspiration and hope that everything will be ok. I would recommend it to anyone who needs encouragement. Just loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like this book, because the author wrote it in some special words that everyone can understand. I'm reading the book again, because you caugth more hints of what she want to say than in the first reading. I feel like her,because the sons are equal in the whole world. They have the same thougths, the same way to conduct, the same feelings and much more. All the things she mention in the book are the real world. I recommend this book to all Moms and sons.