An intimate peek into the lives of a family dealing with their daughter's cancer, Jodi Picoult's "My Sister Keeper" shows us the emotion, the despair, and the fight to cling to hope which every cancer patient goes through.
"Gratitude begins in our hearts and then dovetails into behavior. It almost always makes you willing to be of service, which is where the joy resides. It means that you are willing to stop being such a jerk. When you are aware of all that has been given to you, in your lifetime and the past few days, it is hard not to be humbled, and pleased to give back." Ann Lamott
What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self by Ellyn Spragins (210) If you could send a letter back through time to your younger self, what would the letter say? In this moving collection, forty-one famous women write letters to the women they once were, filled with advice and insights they wish they had had when they were younger.
An amazing book! <3 This one I read in the same year as "Calm My Anxious Heart" by Linda Dillow. God used this book to help me learn some things about myself and my "Martha" attitudes and instead to begin to have more intimacy with Him in my life. "Be anxious about nothing. Be prayerful about everything. Be thankful for all things." (p.40)