Thank You For The Ice Cream

How To Be Thankful In Adversity So You Can Enjoy The Journey!

Non-Fiction - Womens
216 Pages
Reviewed on 10/16/2019
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Author Biography

Marysol Benning aka Mari Benning by her friends, is a courageously prolific, and principled leader whose purpose is to help people break out of crystallized thinking. As a thought-provoking author, teacher, dynamic speaker and inspirational songwriter she induces people to experience new realms of living and accomplishment. She is also the founder of Virtueosity, a Coaching company geared towards empowering women.
Mari began her love of writing in elementary school where she expressed herself through journaling, poems, short stories, and songwriting, a gift encouraged by her mother. But her love of writing soon came to a halt when her works were no longer viewed as a release of creative expression, but a heap of condemning confessions; she vowed to never again compose another intimate sentence.
After two decades of soul-searching, Mari's love for writing was resurrected from the ashes lying dormant within her creativity. Destiny came knocking and the passion that once fueled her heart for writing reemerged like FIRE which ignited her interest to begin blogging.
A native of Buffalo, New York, Mari is the proud daughter of Hispanic parents who migrated from Puerto Rico in the 50's. Now residing in sunny South Florida with her loving and supportive husband Jay, their four children and the family dog Max.
This savvy businesswoman and entrepreneur, has released one CD and six published books to her credit:
Thank You For The Ice Cream;
Unleash Your Renewed Mind;
Unleash Your Divine Design;
Finish The Race of Life;
Publish It!;
Dream Catcher Organizer

    Book Review

Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite

In her uplifting book Thank You For The Ice Cream, Mari Benning shares accounts of her life in a bid to inform, enlighten and inspire. The work begins by examining the impact of envy which robs us of our vision, happiness, and success. The book reminds us of being aware of the great things in life and the importance of having an attitude of gratitude. In later chapters, the author delves into other thought-provoking topics including remedies to bitterness, anger, and lack of contentment. On bitterness, the discussion evaluates how trying to keep up with other people’s paces blinds us from enjoying our successes. Appreciating one’s uniqueness, loving people and appreciating our journey are other dominant topics that feature in the book.

Having had to battle mental illness, bitterness, and rejection in her life, Mari Benning uses her book, Thank You For The Ice Cream, as a learning platform for others who have gone through similar circumstances. The work maintains a conversational tone and, matched with the author’s candidness, it explores many important topics in an engaging way. The book features a variety of the author’s experiences spanning from her childhood to her later roles as a mother, wife, and employee in various capacities. These experiences offer different lessons concerning distinct aspects of life. The messages in the work are based on biblical verses and accounts that further explain the subjects in the book. Thank You For The Ice Cream is an encouraging non-fiction book that helps in taking a closer look at life while assessing the factors that influence the decisions we make along the way.