Recently I was housesitting for a friend. One of the benefits of staying in someone else’s house is that I was able to browse the bookshelves and stay long enough to actually read one of her books.
Everyday Blessings by Myla and John Kabat-Zinn was sitting on my friend’s nightstand, so I knew it must be timely and relevant. I carefully marked her place and started reading myself.
I loved this book. It is about parenting, but it is about so much more than that, too. It is about remaining mindful and aware throughout our lives, in our interactions with our children, our interactions with other adults, even in menial tasks like washing dishes.
The very tone of the book inspired me to be more thoughtful and contemplative and I enjoyed every moment. I recommend it highly!