This month I started an online book club/study to read Ann Voskamp's book "One Thousand Gifts"
So far, the book is going really well - in fact it is a quick read. I am doing my best to slow down, really dig deep and get into this book; not just to be a good facilitator for these women, but to find peace for myself.
Fall is my favorite, and as I am sure I have blogged before, although fall is my favorite, it is also a somewhat sad time. I just feel like I need more time to enjoy it - that it this is my time to find my pace and speed for the next season of life.
One Thousand Gifts couldn't have come at a more perfect time! Because we are reading the book over a period of 6 weeks, I wanted to keep reading other books, being engaged.
Labor Day my dad gave me a book and said it would take only 20 minutes. Well, I'm a slow reader, but it was done in less than an hour.
It is so incredibly relevant to today. How, even today, there are people who are teaching their children hatred (and some do it without even knowing they are!). But for some children, they will "rebel" and fight for what they want to understand better - loving people.
The ending is great! No spoilers here, just read the book yourself!
Believe me, it reminds me of the story of the Old Man his White Horse - Perspective.
Perspective is everything.
This book hurt me to read, how people are so ignorant and unkind. Perspective.
I am torn between wishing I lived in a previous time period or not. That I would be an activist, if I didn't get myself killed. Perspective.
The ending. Perspective.
So, Here's to a great month. A great season. A season of peace and gifts. A season to love and be present. A season to be outside, reading, educating and helping others.