Thursday, November 11, 2010

30 Days about Me - Favorite Non-Fiction Book

I looked up Non-fiction on Wikipedia.


Because I wanted to know what all fell under this description.

My first answer was blogs.

I LOVE to read blogs, I catch up on everyone at least once a week and before my Mile High Mama meet up’s I make sure to read everyone’s blog over the past month to make sure I knew how they are doing.

But this question was regarding books. Favorite Non-Fiction Book.

This was a hard one. However, this morning in the early hours while I was sitting at work, drinking my happy juice (coffee), I realized the book I always turn to when I need the help. When I’m feeling lost within myself.

Sarah Ban Breathnach was “born to write”. She’s intuitive, funny and brings you into her books like a warm blanket. It is one of my favorite ways to get lost in “myself”.

The one book in particular is A Daybook of Comfort and Joy.

When I was a single mom pregnant with baby #6 and the six months afterward while I was trying to relearn who I was as a woman and a mother, I read this everyday. I spent over a year trying to fall in love with the woman I had become; this book was instrumental in that.

She taught me to love myself, to enjoy a bubble bath once a week, buy sexy socks because it doesn’t matter if anyone else can see them... I can. She helped me learn that there are over 150 different types of honey in the US alone and to enjoy them.

I have given my own copy of this book to women going through a divorce and am about to give my copy to a co-worker who lost her mother and seems to need a warm hug from something she can get lost in.

If you have 10 minutes a day before work, or after work…. Take the chance to fall in love with yourself and the world around you. It’s worth it!

1 comment:

Frugal Vicki said...

I really have no idea why this book made me remember the other...but we have the Love Dare that we bought and never opened. Your post made me think about opening it ;)