Simply Simple Abundance

Have you read Sarah Ban Breathnach’s Simple Abundance?

Home in New Jersey right now, and I cannot believe I haven’t delved into it more prior to now.  My grandma gave this book to my mom for Christmas in 1996 (we always write a note on the first page of a gifted book in our family :-)  ), and Mom has read it multiple times over the years….you know that because of the variety of ‘bookmarks’ she has stuck in various pages: notes from friends, a flyer for a 2002 play I was in, a photo of me at the age of 4 (well that was an old one she must have had lying around!), praises from those who came to see her adult theatrical debut as a ‘Mama‘ in Fiddler on the Roof… (it’s true!)


Anyway, one page of this book is enough inspiration and peace to put a smile on your face before falling asleep after a busy day.



Indulge me in a few excerpts, then go out and get the book 😉  :


 wpid-20150124_075837.jpg“Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits. (January 11)”

“Every day offers us simple gifts when we are willing to search our hearts for the place that’s right for each of us. (January 15)”

“Usually, when the distractions of daily life deplete our energy, the first thing we eliminate is the thing we eliminate is the thing we need the most: quiet, reflective time. Time to dream, time to contemplate what’s working and what’s not, so that we can make changes for the better. (January 17)”

“If you want your life to come together, you have to start treating yourself better.”

“Your heart will always tell you what’s working and what’s not.”

 “We should only strive to be first-rate versions of ourselves. And our best is always good enough.”


(she says green is ‘the color of abundance’)


I mean, pretty much everything she writes is quotable :-)


Who is Sarah?  This is the biography from Amazon:


A writer of remarkable wisdom, warmth and compassion, Sarah Ban Breathnach’s (pronounced “Bon Brannock”) has become a trusted voice to women around the world. Sarah is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy and the creator of The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude. Sarah’s work celebrates quiet joys, simple pleasures, and well-spent moments. By reminding us to search for the small and the sweet in our daily round with appreciation and awe, we find the beauty in the everyday. Millions of women, including Oprah Winfrey agreed and discovered unexpected contentment and solace in their own lives. Now Sarah introduces the magic of gratitude to little children and their families in her debut children’s book, The Best Part of The Day, a delightful and reassuringjourney through the seasons. Sarah lives in Southern California near her daughter, Kate, and their beloved animals.


Have a wonderful, content day,




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