"She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain."
--Louisa May Alcott
"Books do turn us. Turn us onto our passions and to pursuing our passions. Turn us into authentic women. When a sentence in a book resonates within, it is the voice of your authentic self. Listen to what she's trying to tell you. Spirit is constantly communicating with us."
An appropriate passage on Book Group day! But so true!
My group has been so fun to be a part of, to look forward to each week, and to continue to grow in connections and depth. The ladies are spunky, smart, beautiful women - with all kinds of different stories in their own lives. We all come from different backgrounds, different places in our current lives, different ages, economic statuses, and life experiences - and that's what makes it fun to get to know each other!
They've been there for each other when someone needs a good cry. We all look forward to group on our crabby days - because we know we'll get to laugh! And all the days in between - we enjoy each other's company.
Oh! And the books are good, too. We've read quite the array in the year and a half we've been meeting. Everything from novels to (what seemed like) textbooks, from challenging our beliefs to being "right on" with our current journey. We've learned about other faiths, about ways to live out our faith in our daily lives, about people with passion for helping others, and stories about historical events that none of us knew had happened...
The Spirit has spoken to me many times through these books and this group of women... and for that, I am thankful!
Things I am thankful for:
1. A working furnace.
2. Heavy blankets and comforters.
3. A sunny day.
5. Book group.
7. Toast with cinnamon sugar.
8. Christmas mugs.
9. My home.
10. My "spice market" candle.