“Living a Life of Tin Can Moments”


(7 customer reviews)


#1 International Best Seller


When Sonya started writing Tin Can Moments, she thought the story began in 2012 with her husband, Dennis, as they began to document their experiences by dropping notes into an old tin can. As she wrote, she discovered her first tin can moment actually took place when she was 10 years old. She did not have a piece of paper to write it on or a tin can to put it in. As you read Sonya’s and other’s stories in this book, you will learn the impact of what happens when a person lets go of the negative and recognizes the positive in every situation, on any given day, no matter how bad the day. Sonya, along with the people who share their stories in this book, believes this book is the beginning of a “war on negative thinking.” This book is for people who are prepared to DREAM BIG despite potential roadblocks! Reading this book will place you within a groundswell of people who want to start growing in a positive direction and will be unstoppable in becoming the best possible version of themselves!

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Weight 24 oz

7 reviews for “Living a Life of Tin Can Moments”

  1. Lynn Kelly Ekwurzel

    A couple months ago I received a “Tin Can Moments” book and a Christmas can. I have loved reading the book and getting to know Sonya Etchemendy, the author. If you have not gotten the book or the can, I encourage you to do so.
    My can itself sits on top of my microwave near the pass through to my living room and I noticed this morning that the package of napkins I purchased for a Christmas event (a left-over package) was propped up next to it. I have been using calendar pages to write my moments on …the one in front of the can was there waiting for me to write the next daily “Moment”. Love and joy filled my heart when I saw it. Thank you, Sonya, for creating this wonderful way for us to express our love daily.

  2. Betty Rosewaren

    I normally do not read books of this nature and only bought it as she is a friend, but found once I started reading it, I wanted to read it all from front to back. I found myself laughing out loud when I started reading the story of Sonya and Jane, you see I have worked with them both and could image this. My favorite parts were her Grannie, Pets and School Time. The book is like talking with her as she is the most positive person I know. Where most books just talk about how to do things to make yourself be more positive on life, Sonya shares her life with you so you can see life isn’t always positive but you can make it into something that can be positive. The book is well written and well worth the price.

  3. Tina Edens

    I found “Living a Life of Tin Can Moments” to be uplifting and inspirational. I loved the stories shared of “real life” struggles and how a positive attitude and faith can help to overcome in those difficult times. I found the concept of focusing on one positive or “good” though each day to be innovative in changing thought patterns. To me it reinforced my thought that faith and having a positive attitude really does help us to overcome and withstand the storms of life. I loved each and every story shared in the book. I would recommend this book as a must read.

  4. Peggy W. Paulsen

    What a powerful read is Sonya Etchemendy’s book “Living a Life of Tin Can Moments”. I read with enthusiasm how ordinary Christian faith-based people who face and react to their Tin Can Moments, do so with courage and the same Christians may exhibit faith limitations as they wait on God’s intervention. During hard times we sometime forget just how powerful is the Living God we serve. Our God is the King of Kings, Creator of Heaven and Earth. As I read this powerful, healing book, I realized that most of us Christians’ will eventually remember, fall on our knees, and seek God’s Plan for our lives by praying, I get it Father, I finally get it, and place the matter at the foot of the Cross.
    Tin Can Moments is a healing book. God’s people tell their stories so that others might benefit. I’ve certainly had my share of Tin Can Moments, understand that life has a way of beating us into submission or we choose the alternative, victory. If you are dealing with one crisis or more, Tin Can Moments, is a Victory book. As I read the stories, I was inspired by Christians of all walk of life who seek God’s redemption, intervention and grace. Tin Can Moments is filled w/passionate caring people of substance sharing their faith based stories. This book will show you how faith in the Lord God will provide an avenue to rise above your circumstance(s). Page after page, Tin Can Moments offer you a roadmap of how to obtain a peaceful spirit manifested through our God, THE Nazarene, and the Holy Spirit.

  5. Kathy B., Derry NH

    I found Sonya’s book to be very refreshing. Tin Can Moments is a great concept to bring more positivity into our world/individual lives at a time of such negativity!
    It is heartfelt, very personal, and told in such a way that is very relatable and uplifting! This book really gives pause to what is so important in life and how much it makes a difference in daily lives/challenges when we look at things with a positive perspective! Very impressed w/ this book, especially with Sonya being a 1st time author. Honored to know her and share this wonderful book!!

  6. Eric G. Reid

    Thank you Sonya. I have to tell you how Tin Can Moments is working in our house. Something AMAZING is happening. Thank you for TCM. Honestly it is so, so, so cool how something so simple has so many layers of impact. Thank you for creating Tin Can Moments.

  7. Munira Zahabi

    I just read your book. Thank you for writing it. It has given me something to reflect upon. Your messages about living a life of legacy and reflecting on the past moments. I write as I am feeling distraught. My husband passed away 3 weeks ago. I have kept going like a warrior but I feel like a cookie that is crumbling from within. But I’m trying to live in gratitude. Thank you for your book.

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