If you are walking along the public library shelves and an adorable 3.5 x 5 inch little book catches your eye, then by all means pause to take said book home.
Brave Enough is my introduction to Cheryl Strayed. I may be the last to learn about her. I mean, I also was the last to learn this week that emojis can be multicultural if you hold the emoji buttons down long enough, a fact of not knowing which horrified me. How did I miss that?! Then I compounded the horror by sharing my surprise with dear friends who all already knew. I don’t intend to be late, but sometimes I am.
For most of my adult years I ponder through the roller coaster of life that wherever you are, that’s simply where you are…no more, no less. How silly that may sound, but it is my way of being present this minute, to “be” and to breathe through whatever happens to be occurring at the moment.
In fact, when considering baby names, I was thrilled that one of our children could have initials that spell BE. Yeah, made that happen.
So new I-wannabe BFF Cheryl’s book Brave Enough was a 1.5 hour tiny vacation in a recliner read. It is a pep talk, a reality check in, a fun reflection on the “be” of life, a matter of fact tru dat book. She wrote what my heart and mind when mindful has felt over the years.
And apparently she has done the hiking for answers thing. She wandered on a trail. I can relate!
I adore Cheryl’s mountaintop quote. I felt this ring accurate throughout my body:
On a day that the plumber turned a corner saying, “Is that a cat or a Pillow Pet?!”, I read the pages about loving your body to our Sookie Cat. Cheryl covers a lot of topics in one hard bound book.
I am currently reading or commute time listening to six books and two writer friend manuscripts. Quick read Brave Enough gave me a one sitting finish and a smile.
Thanks, Cheryl. I appreciate your work. I look forward to reading your other books and to see a movie based on one of them.
Peace out beautiful readers. I hope you are enjoying Spring. May you experience mini vacations as needed too.
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