Traits and Emotions of a Salvageable Soul

A Conversation with a Touch of Class

All people have their own remarkably intrinsic value, and it’s time we recognize it in ourselves and share it with the people in our lives.

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At a Glance

Title
Traits and Emotions of a Salvageable Soul: A Conversation with a Touch of Class
Author
Keeshawn C. Crawford
Publisher
Inkwater Press
Page Count
270
Trim Size
5.5″ × 8.5″

Paperback

ISBN
978-1-62901-520-0
Price
$16.95

Kindle

ISBN
978-1-62901-521-7
Price
$4.99

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About the Book

All people have their own remarkably intrinsic value, and it’s time we recognize it in ourselves and share it with the people in our lives.

From the wisdom of elders comes Traits and Emotions of a Salvageable Soul: A Conversation with a Touch of Class, a guide to growing and healing ourselves so that we can live the quality of life we were always meant to live. From life’s hard lessons, Crawford offers the reader encouragement and truth, a path for using life’s challenges to overcome and even thrive.

Don’t give up, he reminds us. Every one of us has great potential and purpose. We just need to have faith in ourselves and courage.

Excerpt

Give Advice in Small Doses

Never give advice unless asked. German Proverb

In our moments of uncertainty, receiving the right kind of advice from the right people is important. Whether we find ourselves cautiously dispensing it to those who value our opinion or have the pleasure of being the recipients, it is incumbent upon us all to, not only be excellent listeners, but to be someone who provides advice in small doses.

As much as we would love to believe that we are the professors of some prestigious university, it just isn’t so. Check your credentials and learn to appreciate your role.

Intelligent people from all walks of life graciously humble themselves when seeking trusted counsel. What gives us the audacity to think it’s okay to inject our opinions and advice in matters we know very little about? Sometimes you have to be as smooth as the wise owl who sits undetected in the tree, intently watching everything moving about below.

Having the insight to recognize when to offer your advice conveys that you’re also mature enough to comprehend the suggestions of those who know a bit more than you. Don’t be so quick to speak; just listen. Not all wise men and women speak a lot. When the moment is ripe, your advice will be sought.

A novice should never feel emboldened to offer guidance to her teacher. Donald Brown

Try not to be so overconfident in your advice to others as to make the mistake of a fool by attempting to impart the words of a counselor upon those who clearly possess more knowledge than you.

Solid advice from the wise will unquestionably make your journey not only more comfortable, but much easier to travel.

Jewel

Seek the advice of wise counsel when you are in doubt and some day someone may choose to ingratiate themselves with your advice. David Christina

About the Author

Keeshawn Crawford was born in 1973 in Norristown, Pen­nsylvania. Having made it no further than the tenth grade, he found himself learning the lessons of life inside the state penitentiary of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Determined to help prevent youth from experiencing such a hard reality, Mr. Crawford quietly gathered wisdom from elders and poetically placed what he had learned in books so that the world could see the beauty of an incarcerated soul.

Mr. Crawford’s first book is Reclaimed: Everlasting Wisdom, and he is currently working on Traits and Emotions of a Salvageable Soul, Volume II, with his eyes set on becoming a certified peer assistant.