I hate to end the year on a negative note so I will frame this comment in a positive way and say that I am very glad that I have finally finished this book. It is a book that you are intended to read a few pages each day of the year, helping to reader to appreciate and express gratitude. I am just grateful that it is over! I strive to finish each book that I start and this was a tedious task. I have to admit that I did not keep all year long and had to catch up numerous times. I did like the concept of reading a book, a few pages at a time, over a year but did not enjoy the content.
I understand that this book got a lot of attention from Oprah which may reflect its’ “success”. I am all for reflecting and appreciating life but think that this book may have been more appropriate for a 1950s housewife. I struggled to find the relevance for a modern, independent, educated woman, wife, or mother. I grew very tired of hearing the advice such as making your own potpourri, dressing in your favourite flowered gown or how important it is to make meals and keep house for your spouse.
What was I looking for? How about how to work together as a family to keep life organized? How to find quick meals that everyone likes and are ready after sports? How to find some time to relax? What are some ideas of fun things to do as a family?
If you have read this and have a different opinion, please feel free to share your thoughts and what you liked…