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The Story of the Books that Change Our Lives

I’m always surprised by how many people I talk to who never pick up a book and read these days. When I received Jamie Lee Wallace’s blog, “The Story of the Books that Change Our Lives” I got so excited to see two of my favorite’s on her list, “Women Who Run with the Wolves” and “If You Want to Write” that I had to share her post. I know my readers on CoffeeMystery will appreciate Jamie’s writing. What is the book that mostly influenced your life?

Live to Write - Write to Live

A friend recently tagged me on Facebook to participate in one of those modern-age chain letter-type things where you’re tasked with sharing a series of something-or-others within a specific theme. For instance, you might be asked to post seven black-and-white photos or six baby pictures or ten favorite poems.

The mission of this particular challenge was to post—without comment—covers of books that have meant something to me and/or influenced my life. This was exceedingly difficult. Not only did it require me to whittle down my list of influential books to only seven, it also demanded that I refrain from sharing any thoughts or wistful reminisces about my relationship with each book. I’m sure, as fellow bibliophiles, you can see my dilemma.

Still, I was moved to play along, because—you know—BOOKS.

But now, I am breaking the rules by re-sharing my seven selections along with brief commentary that provides a little…

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Gratitude Journal

A high voltage electrical current rambles through the universe fueled by a single voice of gratitude. An unexpected affluence follows one person’s appreciation. One of the things I have noticed in my life is how the vibration of livelihood increases when I express thankfulness. In fine-tuning my daily gratitude journal I’ve noted how a demonstration…