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Buck Up, Little Buckaroo It s been a challenge to write a book about loneliness I didn t want to write one that would make someone who was lonely feel lonelier, or that would cause someone who seldom if ever feels lonely to say, This isn t my thing I have hoped to write a book that would help all of us in our own loneliness, or in our desire to reach out to those who are lonelyThis is not a book by a professional Lonelinessist or Lonely ist can t figure out how to spell it I guess there really isn t such a profession, but I just want to make sure you don t choose this book because you think it will give you, finally, the answers to exactly what causes loneliness and exactly what cures it It just is not a scientific bookIt is a book that will offer lots of suggestions and lots of hope Loneliness is a terrible, painful thing, but it s not terminal It can be lessened This book holds some thoughts I hope may be helpful to any who struggle with feelings of loneliness, and any who wish to helpOne of the things I struggled with most may have been coming up with the title Buck Up, Little Buckaroo started out as a title I was only going to use until I could think of something better I wasn t sure I liked that title because it felt like it made light of something that is very real and very painful loneliness can certainly be both One strong impression I had was that to discount loneliness is to become unable to help or understand But in the end I decided that the cheerful hope in the title made it all right After all, one of the things I hope people will take away from this book is that, as hard as it is, loneliness doesn t need to rule our lives There is so much happiness available to us, not just in eternity but right here and right now Mary Ellen Edmunds Edmunds should have published only the first chapter and the last three It was a bit contradictory to say at the end that it doesn t work to try to cure our loneliness by jumping into a frenzy of busy ness after spending most of the book listing random things to deal with loneliness from finding a new hobby to digging a hole to China yes, she really did suggest that Her chapter on the blessings of solitude is GORGEOUS In fact, the last couple of chapters are what makes this book worth rea Edmunds should have published only the first chapter and the last three It was a bit contradictory to say at the end that it doesn t work to try to cure our loneliness by jumping into a frenzy of busy ness after spending most of the book listing random things to deal with loneliness from finding a new hobby to digging a hole to China yes, she really did suggest that Her chapter on the blessings of solitude is GORGEOUS In fact, the last couple of chapters are what makes this book worth reading Just skip the middle parts although you might miss some good stories about her missions , for the point of picking up a book such as this is not to read a laundry list of zany activities but to be inspired A great book to share with someone who is lonely, feeling alone, or mourning the loss of a loved one So many great quotes, but I will share my favorite President Kimball, Being human, we would expel from our lives physical pain and mental anguish and assure ourselves of continual ease and comfort, but if we were to close the doors upon sorrow and distress, we might be excluding our greatest friends and benefactors Suffering can make saints of people as they learn patience, long suffering and A great book to share with someone who is lonely, feeling alone, or mourning the loss of a loved one So many great quotes, but I will share my favorite President Kimball, Being human, we would expel from our lives physical pain and mental anguish and assure ourselves of continual ease and comfort, but if we were to close the doors upon sorrow and distress, we might be excluding our greatest friends and benefactors Suffering can make saints of people as they learn patience, long suffering and self mastery Reaching out to someone else lonelier than you, could give youhappiness than you can imagine Don t just doandandof less and less and less technology sometimes seems to crowd out our chances for meditation and contemplation for soul searches and stillness When one door of happiness closes and another opens But often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened Gyms for women who are overwhelmed, overworked, overextended, overdue, overdone and over the rainbow When we re lonely, weighted down with responsibility or worry or any troubling feelings, we can learn from our own experience as well as the experiences of others that God os Always available As a never married LDS single adult, I feel we needbooks like this on how to deal with being alone It s hard So picking up this book and making myself read it was a bit of a challenge I wanted to NOT like this book, yet, Sister Edmunds writes with such affection, I couldn t help but feel she really KNOWS She s not shy, either, in admitting that this is a tough topic to tackle and even gives the reader permission to skip the silly stuff which I did The funny thoughts on page 96 mad As a never married LDS single adult, I feel we needbooks like this on how to deal with being alone It s hard So picking up this book and making myself read it was a bit of a challenge I wanted to NOT like this book, yet, Sister Edmunds writes with such affection, I couldn t help but feel she really KNOWS She s not shy, either, in admitting that this is a tough topic to tackle and even gives the reader permission to skip the silly stuff which I did The funny thoughts on page 96 made me laugh out loud, the scriptures and hymns she includes throughout are comforting and the stories of well known people who ve known loneliness President Hinckley, Joseph Smith, the Savior, all helped to remind me it s not time to start the pity party yet All in all, an easy read and a good handbook to have around if you need a quick pick me up I enjoyed this book Mary Ellen Edmunds begins by sympathizing with those who feel lonely, and tries to be sure they do not feel belittled or discouraged by her Then she suggest a number of ways to combat loneliness, ranging from humorous to spiritual solutions At times I found myself giggling quietly, then thinking deeply, then laughing uproariously, and finally realizing the spiritual intensity possible by using loneliness to come closer to God I recommend this book. This book must be read when you re down and blue, otherwise I think it will seem obvious and frivolous I began reading it in a down and blue moment and I was well fed I laughed out loud quite a few times Good for her for trying to attack such a formidable topic as loneliness Yikes How do you do that without offending and hurting people I like Mary Ellen Edmunds I think that s another requirement for reading her book A winner I wish I had the money to buy it for all of the sisters I This book must be read when you re down and blue, otherwise I think it will seem obvious and frivolous I began reading it in a down and blue moment and I was well fed I laughed out loud quite a few times Good for her for trying to attack such a formidable topic as loneliness Yikes How do you do that without offending and hurting people I like Mary Ellen Edmunds I think that s another requirement for reading her book A winner I wish I had the money to buy it for all of the sisters I visit teach for a Christmas gift I had to skim read the last two chapters because the library had it on hold for another patron Once I made the connection that this is not a book about dealing with severe emotional distresses like depression, it was easier to enjoy Everyone deals with being lonely whether in short spurts or longer doses She offers some very fun and also some serious ways to deal with loneliness and not let it take control of your days As always, I enjoyed reading from MEE. Great book This is written for those who are lonely, which I am not, but I learned some great ways to handle it if I do, and to also help those in my life who may be struggling with being lonesome. No man or woman can be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it and without someone being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness Phillips Brooks Just hitting 4 stars This was a great book about overcoming or accepting loneliness Everybody feels lonely every now and then But in the words of the author, It s okay to feel lonely but it s not okay to stay lonely I also liked the authors analogy of loneliness She says that the lonely feel No man or woman can be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it and without someone being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness Phillips Brooks Just hitting 4 stars This was a great book about overcoming or accepting loneliness Everybody feels lonely every now and then But in the words of the author, It s okay to feel lonely but it s not okay to stay lonely I also liked the authors analogy of loneliness She says that the lonely feel like they ve shut their door, locked it, bolted it, and put out the Do Not Disturb sign And yet inside they are crying out for someone, anyone, to come ANYWAY I think that we all feel that way sometimes People feel lonely because of sickness, being single, struggling with a child, feeling disconnected, and feeling lost in the crowd This was a good reminder that we all need each other to lift and support each other through this life Some of my favorite passages from the book President Spencer W Kimball taught Being human, we would expel from our lives physical pain and mental anguish and assure ourselves of continual ease and comfort, but if we were to close the doors upon sorrow and distress, we might be excluding our greatest friends and benefactors Suffering can make saints of people as they learn patience, long suffering, and self mastery pg 18 And Leo Tolstoy pointed out the great need we have for friendship I knew before that God gives life to men, and desires them to live but now I know farI know that God does not desire men to live apart from each other, and therefore has not revealed to them what is needful for each of them to live by himself He wishes them to live together, united, and therefore has revealed to them that they are needful to each other s happiness I know now that people only seem to live when they care only for themselves, and that it is by love for others that they really live pg 51Helen Keller said I believe that no good shall be lost, and that all man has willed or hoped or dreamed of good shall exist forever Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow Work without joy shall be as nothing Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties When one door of happiness closes, another opens but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us Your success and happiness lie in you External conditions are the accidents of life, its outer trappings The great, enduring qualities are love and service I believe that love will finally establish the kingdom of God on earth, and that cornerstones of that kingdom will be liberty, truth, brotherhood, and service I believe that the welfare of each is bound up in the welfare of all Join the great company of those who make the barren places of life fruitful with kindness Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow pg 114So buck up little buckaroo Anyone that has ever felt lonely which i m pretty sure everyone has should read this book Very lighthearted easy to relate too Also has some humor in it that will make you laugh I really enjoyed this book Anyone that has ever felt lonely which i m pretty sure everyone has should read this book Very lighthearted easy to relate too Also has some humor in it that will make you laugh I really enjoyed this book


About the Author: Mary Ellen Edmunds

Mary Ellen Edmunds has served as director of training at the Missionary Training Center and as a member of the Relief Society general board She graduated from the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University, has been a faculty member at BYU, and has served several full time missions A popular speaker, she is also the author of Happiness Finders, Keepers Love Is a Verb and Thoughts for a Bad Hair Day.


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