I think I love to read, the thing is, when I "make" time to read, I cannot find my glasses. (I need a chain to hold them but the valentine says "NO WAY") Most of the time, when I do start to read, I fall asleep. This is probably because the only time I have to read is
- at the end of the day, which of course is when I am tired, duh.
- when I take a bath, which is only once in a great while, and then I either am being interrupted by "mom????" or the dog sniffing underneath the door.
- or waiting for kids at pick-up from school or practice, which again, I fall asleep because I can take the BEST naps in a warm car...(I lock the doors and crack the window!)
Happily, I have managed to read my way through some amazing books in the past 6 months or so. That is how long it takes to get through a book (unless I am on a lounge chair at the Maui Marriott) but that is okay, because I do like to read slow so that I can absorb what I am reading....highlight things, re-read good parts and think about it.
anyways...I have mentioned Brene Brown's "The Gifts of Imperfection" a thousand times, and coincidentally, it is right here tucked into my doodle bag for on the spot reminders & inspiration...
It is called "Living, Loving & Learning"written by Leo Buscaglia. It is a book filled with his lectures and lessons, and everytime I pick it up, which is not as often as I would like, I smile while I read. This is the perfect book to put in your bag, your center console, your beach bag, wherever...because it is one that you can just pick up and read any chapter...GREAT great great lessons, stories and reminders of how good life is..even when we think, feel or sometimes act like it isn't.
I was so excited to take a bath on Sunday night (something I should make more time for...so should YOU!) and grabbed the ol' book, opened it up and read the best chapter
I do not think I am allowed to take photos or re-type the chapter, because I would probably be breaking a law..but can I just say, "duh!"..really SIMPLE things, that we all can do..all should do and probably don't because we are all a bunch of "Whirling Dervish's", well, at least most of us...okay, at least me.
The chapter ended with this, and I quote:
"You know, I have a feeling that this wonderful quality of humanness, with all of its wonder, is Gods gift to you. And what you do with it is your gift to God. Don't satisfy yourself with anything less than offering God the perfect gift that you are. And have a blast doing it."
You can read more about these two books by simply clicking on the links above. They will take you to the Amazon site where you can read a little more of the book, read reviews..and should you feel compelled..order them to put into your beach bag.
oh..p.s..the authors of these books also have sites that you should check out:
Brene Brown - http://www.ordinarycourage.com/
Dr. Leo Buscaglia -http://leobuscaglia.org
by the way...I have now managed to "misplace" TWO pairs of glasses.