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'Inspire: A Year of Daily Inspirational Thoughts' Wins Global eBook Award

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Global eBook Award, which honors the finest electronics books on the market, awarded Doug Petersen the Dan Poynter Global eBook Award for best Inspirational/Visionary Non-Fiction eBook for his book, "Inspire: A Year of Daily Inspirational Thoughts."

This eBook is part of the Inspire series, in which Petersen shares inspirational messages entitled "Thoughts of the Day." He began sending these life-affirming thoughts of the day a few years ago.

"The random, spontaneous thoughts share one common theme — the focus on personal values, gratitude, serving others, and heartfelt passions. This series helps bring the joy of life into focus to combat everyday stress," said Petersen, a keynote speaker who has addressed audiences like Integrative Medicine Center, First United Methodist Church, and the HEB Christian Business Development Group.

"I deeply admire Doug for his undying faith, courage, and the inner strength it has taken him to overcome his challenges in life. His inspiring words are not just words but deep truths he has learned to live each day fully and with joy. Thank you, Doug, for the wisdom and heart you share with each of us as we face our own obstacles. Your journey has made ours easier," said Barbara A. Glanz, Speaker Hall of Fame member and Author of "CARE Packages for the Workplace," "The Simple Truths of Appreciation," and "The Simple Truths of Service Inspired by Johnny the Bagger®."

The Inspire series is available at Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. Soft-cover copies of the books can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. More information can be found at the author's website, www.inspirevalues.com.

Petersen continues to share his messages through his professional speaking on life-affirming topics such as the reawakening of personal values, discovering a person's life purpose and the importance of stress relief. His inspiring messages have opened the hearts of many and are helping making a difference by inspiring others.

"It's rare to find an individual that speaks to you when in front of a crowd. Doug Petersen is that guy. His insight and storytelling ability is truly wonderful. His thoughts are sincere and will hit you in the heart with his story of triumph," said Donnie Boivin, President of Fort Worth Business Exchange-Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

Petersen is a decorated Vietnam "Dustoff" (medical evacuation) pilot and served more than two decades as a United States Army aviator. After retiring from the military, he worked for a financial services company in Texas. Today he shares his inspirational thoughts and experiences to thousands through his free "Thought of the Day" newsletter, social media and as a professional inspirational speaker and award-winning author. Doug is also a professional member of the National Speakers Association.

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