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A Marmite Book that might inspire or annoy you
on 26 March 2016
The writer of this small book does say at the start that she has never known poverty or much illness in her life.
I think there lies part of the problem perhaps for many readers.
When a person has been that lucky then it's easy for them to sound a bit smug and self obsessed as they list all the sweet moments they recall experiencing.
The writer composed book this as essays that she sent to a friend. He had made a remark of how he had "stolen" a week out of his busy life to spend a week somewhere in remote Scotland.
Her response is to say that life is meant to be lived with attention paid to all the good things one can possibly experience, some of which can be mundane.
She was chastising him while trying sound inspirational I think,
There a lot of attention just now to Mindfulness and I think that does the same message without the smugness Back in the 1960's/70's we called it Being Here Now, (famous book by Ram Dass).
Her list of sweet experiences might do it for you. She may help you to pay more attention to the pleasure of a sunny day, a pleasant walk, a good meal etc etc.
Or she may irritate you with how lucky she has been all her life.