I’ve been planning on doing this for a while but just haven’t had time. I’m glad to do it today.

What books are you grateful for?

So, so, so so many….

I love self help books. Theology. Science written for the layman. Specifically The science of God by Gerald Schroeder. The Journey by Brandon Bays. R’ Aryeh Kaplan.

I like relaxing novels – specifically either romance happily ever after and children’s fiction – the real children’s, like school stories, horses, anything cute, innocent, and relaxing.

Gratitude challenge: Write thank you notes to 5 people in your life.

This is the perfect day for this as it is purim. A day when we give food to people, a day of appreciation and gifts and connection. If I had written this post earlier it would be easier to do since I’ve already sent some without notes. But I can still do it.

Please join and share your experiences with the challenge…

Love, light, and glitter

23 thoughts on “Gratitude challenge: Day 9

      1. I am perpetually sleepy, especially with the increased stress of football in the mornings…
        I just want a vacation!!!!

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          1. Don’t have a bathtub at home lol, but even if I did, I don’t like using those- they waste ALOT of water that could be used for a better cause.
            No, it isn’t compulsory. but I prefer doing it as there is no other chance for me to physically exert myself besides the weekend(which isn’t enough for me. I’m, by nature, restless, so I do need 4-5 workout times in the week or I go bonkers.)
            On the bright side, meditation really helps! I feel so much calmer and grounded afterward!
            Hope you find a way to destress after being so busy!!!

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  1. Well Eliza – I made it a New Year’s resolution to read 20 books in 2020 having recently decided to get back into reading last Thanksgiving and Christmas. The weather folks said the weather would be cold, snowy and the Winter very loooooooooooooooooooong. It was not loooooooooooooong but mild, so the books sit untouched. I used to be such an avid reader – but even when younger, I would read on the bus or on my lunch hour, but if I tried to take my book to read in bed, I would promptly fall asleep – there is no hope for the older me reading in bed! 🙂 Growing up and even now, I loved animal stories, including the collection of James Herriot’s books, the English country vet. Also my mom and I read a lot of genres of books – she was also an avid reader. We bought books and borrowed them from the library as well. I am responding this morning as I have been dealing with the computer guy at work the last two evenings … finally Windows 10/Office 365 platform is happening, though not without issues (naturally) …. glad it is not on the weekend and at night I am there anyway catching up in WordPress, so not so bad.

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    1. I’m glad the change is finally happening….
      I wonder if I could ever make a resolution to read only 20 books. You have another 9.5 months to get there. A book every fortnight.

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      1. I going to read tonight – the last few nights I have been troubleshooting with the computer guy (it’s still not done) and he didn’t call today, so must be at another client’s today/tonight. So I will go and read … yes, I would never have put that resolution out as I wouldn’t follow through, but then I did mention it last week, so will try to fulfill it. I am trying to step away from the computer more and do other things … it is not good sitting here all these hours – I start work at 11:00 and sometimes was here til 11:00 every night, plus in the morning.

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  2. I absolutely love books – it’s hard to choose which one I’m most grateful for. I guess I would say the Harry Potter series (yes, cliche but true:)) and any of the David Baldacci thrillers. I also love just plain informative books, which I’ve been reading more of lately.
    I actually started something similar to Linda, in November, but instead of focusing on how many books, I wanted to focus on just reading every day. I realized that although I loved reading, I wasn’t getting any reading done because sometimes it was just too time-consuming to read a whole book. Now, I try to read at least 10 minutes a day (which usually ends up being longer once I get started, but I also know that if I don’t have time 10 minutes will do.) and I’m up to book 14 right now. I love books!
    I’m going to check out those two you wrote in your post, Eliza, thanks!

    Your challenge is daunting, I don’t know if I’m brave enough to go through with it. Maybe…

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    1. I think you’ll actually like those books. Maybe not the second as much. If you read them I’d love to hear your thoughts! I feel like I gave my copy of one to one of my friends. Both of those are written in multiple languages.

      Were you brave enough?? I did it simply. Didn’t write much on the notes, just a sentence or two that I wouldn’t have otherwise.

      Love, light, and glitter


    1. I think I gave 5. It meant that I wrote notes that I wouldn’t have. I would have just written purim sameach (happy purim) instead I wrote thanks for your help/company/fun etc. too.
      A lot more than 5 are decent. I think virtually every person is decent. Just some it’s more concealed than others.
      Love, light, and glitter

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  3. I’m an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction – so it’s hard to specifically identify books I’m grateful for. Probably the books by the Swiss psychiatrist Paul Tournier have had the greatest impact on my life 🙂

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  4. How about the following for a non-answer, Eliza? The book for which I’m deeply thankful often is the one I’m currently reading.

    As a history nerd/PoliSci major, I’ve brought stacks of biographies, memoirs and other histories to teeter near my nightstand. These are non-fiction, naturally, and I know how they all “turn out.”

    Nonetheless, the individual anecdotes and experiences mesmerize, and quite often mute pedestrian worries for an hour or so. The best of them fortify me to joust with real life the day, week, year, decade after.

    And that’s just the non-fiction. As for the fiction…

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  5. Have you ever read Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton? It’s on my to-read again list. It’s so hard to pick an all-time favorite, but I can read Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings over and over.

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