I thought that I would share some inspirational books!
Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are by Shauna Niequist: Savor contains 365 daily readings, plus there are great recipes included throughout the book. Each daily reading is short and poignant, and designed to help you pause in your day, to consider your everyday life, to slow down, and notice the beauty right where you are. Each reading ends with a question or statement to ponder throughout your day. Below is an excerpt from this book.
“I want to arrive. I want to get to wherever I’m going and stay there. That’s why I used to be such a ferocious planner of my life. But I’ve learned to just keep moving, keep walking, keep taking teeny tiny steps. In those teeny tiny steps and moments I become who I am. We don’t arrive. But we can become. And that’s the most hopeful thing I can think of. In the passing moments of our lives, in the small steps we take, we are shaped into who we are becoming. What small steps have you taken recently? How have they shaped you? Who are you becoming?” –Shauna Niequist
Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed: I love quotes, and this book is a collection of quotes and nuggets of advice and inspirational wisdom. This book makes a great gift for women. Below is one of my favorite quotes.
“The thing about rising is we have to continue upward; the thing about going beyond is we have to keep going.” — Cheryl Strayed
Outrageous Openness: Let the Divine Take the Lead by Tosha Silver: This book is about opening up to life, intuition, and divine guidance. Each chapter contains pearls of playful wisdom. Silver urges one to be open and provides examples of what happens when we practice from that place. This book focuses on putting one’s faith in the divine/Universe/God/life to bring us what we need, while bringing an attitude of curiosity, acceptance, and generosity towards ourselves and others.
A Year Without Fear by Tama Kieves: I first read this book, a collection of daily inspirational wisdom, last year, and I am rereading this book again this year. Each day’s reading provides inspiration. Below is one of my favorite quotes.
“Trust each moment to take you where you need to go. You won’t always have the same feelings or thoughts or perspective. One day you wake up and new opportunities become available. Opportunities are like a carousel ride with colorful horses that sail around and around. When it’s your time, you’ll see your horse. You’ll jump and fly through the air like a natural. You’re always a natural in the right time. Today I remember that in the right time, I’ll see my opportunity.” –Tama Kieves