"The precious present has nothing to do with wishing...The richness of the precious present comes from its own source...The precious present is not something that someone gives you...It is something that you give to yourself." The parable of The Precious Present
is a quiet one; it is a book to muse upon and sit with, and finally to take into your heart. Spencer Johnson, co-author of the bestselling business classic The One Minute Manager
, has created a simple path for the reader to follow in the search for peace and clarity. While The Precious Present
may read like a children's book for adults, its slow pacing requires the mind to quiet down, and to really register the meaning of Johnson's words. "The Present Is Simply Who I Am Just The Way I Am...Right Now. And It Is Precious." We may be familiar with this philosophy in theory, but the experience of reading The Precious Present
is truly synchronous with its message. --Jodie Buller
This is an incredible little story about the ultimate secret of human happiness. It takes only a few minutes to read, but may well change the way you live for the rest of your life. No gift could ever be more thoughtful.