"What makes this collection differ from many others is Michaud's unusual ability to paint word pictures that engage readers' imaginations and equip them to share in the emotions, events and blessings she describes." -Gail Welborn, Seattle Examiner
"Superbly done!" -Belleruth Naparstek, author of Staying Well with Guided Imagery
"Ellen writes beautifully, poetically, and readers will indeed be blessed." -Martha Paxson Grundy, historian and author of Evolution of a Quaker Community
"Ellen Michaud is blessed with an ability to find the sublime even in places and situations that, at first glance, seem anything but so. A knack for appreciating the delights of the ordinary, seen-it-and-done-it-a-million-times elements of daily life. And a tremendous gift for sharing her observations and insights with the rest of us-in conversation and in her writing, Her latest book, Blessed: Living a Grateful Life
, is yet another gift from Ellen to the rest of us." -Barbara Loecher, author of New Choices in Natural Healing for Women
"Award winning author Ellen Michaud has graced readers with a delightful little book that is chock full of wisdom and blessings on every page. I highly recommend it!" -Quaker minister Brent Bill, executive vice president of the Center for Congregations
"I can easily imagine listening to any number of these stories sitting in the kitchen with Michaud, some hot tea, a slice of homemade cake, and a dog or two at our feet. She masterfully blends the deepest desires of the human spirit with intimate accounts of how real women have made a difference. Some of the more heart wrenching stories made me tear-up. Others made me marvel at the ingenuity of women, especially when it comes to loving, encouraging, and nurturing others who are suffering." -Trisha Niermeyer Potter, Prints of Grace blog review
"I have read two similar books in the last year-The Happiness Project
by Gretchen Rubin and One Thousand Gifts
by Ann Voskamp. All these books urge the reader to settle down, breathe, and feel the blessings that surge around us. I find it fascinating that we have to be told to do this; giving thanks and feeling blessed should just be a part of our daily lives. What has happened to us that we have to be reminded to breathe?"
-Miriam Downey, The Cyberlibrarian Reads blog review
"Ellen's vision will help you see the blessing you are to your family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, even the global community-and she'll help you see the blessings that surround you." -Diane Heavin, Cofounder of Curves
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