This book features 366 essays penned from a woman's perspective. Sample topics include gratitude, harmony, self-nurturing, positive body image, the importance of scented linen closets, and many others. Each essay sports a pithy quote from (surprise!) the likes of Kahlil Gibran. Viewed uncritically, it's hard to argue with Simple Abundance's earnest admonitions to appreciate life, in all its messy imperfect excellence. And the fact that serenity and happiness are each in dreadfully short supply can excuse some of the treacly writing. But Breathnach sometimes lapses into what can only be described as her "Martha Stewart on Prozac" voice, and the results are aggravating to the extreme: "If you've been hesitant to strike up a reciprocal relationship with your guardian angel, don't be." Fans of guardian angels will greet these feel-good essays every morning with the rising sun, a cup of mint tea, and a bluebird chirping on the windowsill, and be happy. Skeptics will prefer their coffee very black. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
In addition to SIMPLE ABUNDANCE, Sarah Ban Breathnach is the author of THE SIMPLE ABUNDANCE JOURNAL OF GRATITUDE, SOMETHING MORE, and MRS. SHARP'S TRADITIONS. She has an upcoming book, PEACE AND PLENTY, due out in Fall 2010. She currently resides in Lincolnshire, England, with her husband. Please visit her website at www.simpleabundance.com.
This is a great daily reminder of how everyday living can lend itself to much more creativity than I could otherwise imaginePublished 6 days ago by laurie mallett
This book makes a great gift and I have actually read it............it just gives you a positive outlook for daily life. Its very refreshing......... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Curtrenton
Wonderful book for everyday when you think you don't have an extra minute to spare. A short one or two pages for each day of the year. I read mine when right before I go to bed.Published 29 days ago by reader
Did not like the book but hey that's not your fault. The price was right and it came in a very timely manner.Published 29 days ago by Pat
Excellent companion book to the gratitude journal Or as a stand alone. If I had to choose just one I'd select the Jounal since It's one that you authorPublished 1 month ago by The General
Simply loved this book. A great meal to enjoy a little bit each day!Published 1 month ago by Bonnie L. Moore
I found this book in a church rummage sale recently, but I'm here on Amazon to buy one for my 25 year old daughter. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joanna Chorak