Wednesday, November 23, 2011

one thousand gifts

by Ann Voskamp

A dare to live fully right where you are 

Tragedy early in Ann's life and later in her extended family made her anxious and fearful, but one day a friend dared her to write down a thousand things that she loved and that began a tremendous change in Ann's world. She realized that giving thanks is the key to joy and that there is always something to give thanks for.

This is a lovely book and its lessons are true and powerful. I found the style very poetic; this was difficult for me and it took me longer than usual to get through the book. I found she took a lot of words to get her point across and actually seemed to be making the same point several times. Recommended if you like poetic writing and are having a problem with control or fear of the future. Remember, "all really is outrageous grace."

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