Inspired to Read
So, you can officially say I am addicted to tofu ;) I think my girl,Heather, would be proud? ;)
(I enjoyed another bowl of this yesterday, but in a different flavour! Recipe soon to come!)
Heather is one of the many bloggers who inspires me on a daily basis. When I see the beautiful meals she enjoys I instantly become inspired to eat more plant-based foods and not rely so heavily on meats; however, I could never completely go without.
It is fair to say that I am inspired by all of you on a daily basis in so many different ways! It is so incredible!
One of my other
friends twins, Caitlin, has inspired me to start reading more! This girl polishes off books like it’s her day job! I am always amazed when I hear that she’s starting yet another book! I found myself becoming slightly jealous of her commitment to reading and wished that I could do the same and then I though to myself, I can do whatever I want to do. If I truly want to read I can.
Saying that “I have no time” is such a lame excuse and I use it far too much. If I can drool over the recipes on Foodgawker for hours on end I am pretty sure I can find some time within my day to read.
So, I am happy to say I have recently started my first book of the summer and I am so excited! :) But what makes me even more excited is that with this new goal of mine, to read more, I have created a challenge for myself and you! (If you want to join in that is!)
This week, I started to read The Magic by Rhonda Byrne
If you are not familiar with this book here is a brief description:
“For more than twenty centuries, words within a sacred text have mystified, confused, and been misunderstood by almost all who read them. Only a very few people through history have realized that the words are a riddle, and that once you solve the riddle – once you uncover the mystery – a new world will appear before your eyes.
In The Magic, Rhonda Byrne reveals this life-changing knowledge to the world. Then, on an incredible 28-day journey, she teaches you how to apply this knowledge in your everyday life.
No matter who you are, no matter where you are, no matter what your current circumstances, The Magic is going to change your entire life!”
I am so excited to begin my 28-day journey towards living a life with more gratitude. I have read all of the introductory material so far and will begin Day 1 on June 1st. I will read each passage the night before, so on May 31st, before I go to bed, I will read how to practice gratitude for the next day. The book suggested to do this because some of the practices will be done upon waking up.
I got so excited about this book, and the journey it takes you on, that I immediately told my bbffl (best blog friend for life) and asked if she would like to read the book and practice gratitude along with me! She obviously agreed, so the two of us are going to be started Day 1 together on Thursday night! :)
I want to welcome anyone else who is interested to do the same! :) I think it is so important to be grateful for the life we have been blessed with and if this book can teach me how to practice gratitude more fully I am all for it! :)
Another friend of mine, Brittany, also inspired me this week when she mentioned that she just began a bible study online! Brittany’s post came at just the right time; it was like she read my mind! Just this week I had been thinking about doing more bible reading, but didn’t know how to start, so when I found out about You Version and the Soul Detox I joined immediately joined in! Soul Detox is the plan that I am currently following and here is a brief description about it:
“We are not a body with a soul. We are a soul with a body. While the world rightly teaches us to detox our bodies, sometimes we need to detox our soul. This 35-day plan will help you identify what’s chipping away at your soul, and what’s getting in the way of you becoming the person who God created you to be. You will learn from God’s Word how you can neutralize these damaging influences and embrace clean living for your soul.”
I am so excited to be started two new readings! The both seem like they will be good for the soul :)
Unlike before, I do not feel overwhelmed by finding the time to read. Each day I will read one chapter from The Magic and one reading from the Soul Detox. It is an attainable goal and I know I am capable of this :)
Having Abby and Brittany reading along with me with keep me accountable, though! ;)
If you would like to join in on any of the above journeys with me I encourage you to leave me a comment below and let me know that you are wanting to join in! :) The more the merrier ;)
Have you read The Magic? I am only 29 pages in, but I know it’s a winner! :) If you can get your hands on this book before June 1st let me know and we can take the journey with me <3
Do you find it difficult to find the time to read? I am so proud of myself for making the commitment and finally making “reading time” :)
Tomorrow I will be updating you on my training seeing as how it has been ages since I talked about it last ;)
Love you all!