I sorry its been a week since I posted but I have really busy with work.I again want to thank everyone for their wonderful comments and friendship.It means the world to me.
These are the first two books I have read in 2009. I wanted to start the year off right with books that were calm, happy, soul gratifying and these fit the bill.
The first Every Soul a Star by Wendy Maas is a young adult book but such a sweet one about four teens who meet at a campground during an eclipse and discover undiscovered things about themselves and their new friends. It explains a little about amateur astronomy which interests me a lot. It is such a good sweet book .
The other one Blessed are the Cheesemakers by Sarah Kay Lynch is just a feel good book about the power of new beginnings and the joy of making cheese. It has a little of everything that makes a good book and just leaves you with a smile in your heart when you are done.
In my prior post in the comments someone asked what Simple Abundance was and so here is the definition.I think it describes it perfectly.
Simple,adj. 1.without embellishment; 2.clarity o form and thought; 3. fundamental
Abundance,n :1. ample quantity, profusion; 2:wealth; 3:plentifulness
Simple Abundance , 1: an inner journey; 2: a spiritual and practical course in creative living; 3. a tapestry of contentment.
I feel that pretty much sums it up right there. It is what I am striving for. I find that in following this journey it makes me you more grateful for the little things.The things that I was grateful for this week were:
1. Getting bifocals(lol) I can see small print again.
2. Getting to spend 2 days with my husband and driving up toward Paula's in Astoria and seeing the sun set in the Pacific on a rare clear blue sky day in Jan. here in the Pacific Northwest.
3.That my niece who had RSV last week is getting better in Nashville.
I have found that even on my bad days and I had a whole load of them last week that just being grateful for life and those I love is enough.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past,brings peace for today and creates vision for tommorrow.-Melody Beattie