Coming at you is a second Rad Read today. I just finished the book One Thousand Gifts.
I know a lot of people TRULY love this book. But it wasn't my favorite.
This book is beautifully written. If it would be a painting it would be gorgeous. It would be Monet or Van Gogh. It's stunning. This woman has a way of writing that wraps me up and carries me away. But it seemed out of place.
I did love the message in this book though, about thankfulness and how it erases the negativity in life. It convicted me and stirred things in me that I cannot explain. I've started saying things I am thankful for throughout my day out loud at night. It frees me. It's freeing.
So while I didn't like the way the message was given in this book, I did quite enjoy it. I know that seems contradictory. I love the writing in the book, I love the message in the book, surely I like the book....right? I just don't like the message and the writing together. It mixed wrong to me.
I'd still recommend it though....
Okay so while the book wasn't my favorite, I loved the message.
In response to the message of this book (remember, I loved the message.). I would like to embrace the challenge to list one thousand gifts. I'm going to post each week in May my list of 250 gifts for which I am thankful.
Due to the freedom that I've felt just by reflecting in the evenings, I'm so excited to see where this journey takes me.
The moral of the story, just because a book isn't your favorite...doesn't mean it doesn't have a lesson buried in it for you. Just make sure you give things a chance and listen.
Happy Reading! - Expect my first list of gifts on the 8th!