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January, the month of new beginnings and cherished memories, beckons. Come, let winter weave her wondrous spell: cold, crisp, woolen-muffler days, long dark evenings of savory suppers, lively conversations, or solitary joys. Outside the temperature drops as the snow falls softly.  All of nature is at peace. We should be too. Draw hearthside. This is the month to dream, to look forward to the year ahead and the journey within.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

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  1. That was beautiful and perfectly sums up what my heart feels. I’m unfamiliar with the author, what has she written?

  2. A bunch of us are starting it again this year. I was introduced to Simple Abundance by my dear friend Lynnette, many years ago. It’s time to read it again. Wanna join us?

  3. Ha ha. I’m going to just assume you’re kidding. I gave several copies of “Simple Abundance” away as gifts this year so that a bunch of us could read it together and be inspired at the same time. Thanks, my friend for sharing your book with me a million years ago. Are you ready to read it again?

  4. I’m excited to keep reading her book! 🙂 It’ll be fun to learn more about what she has to say about life! Thanks for giving it to me!

  5. Aaaa – ummm, apparently it’s been awhile since I opened it’s pages because the name didn’t ring a bell at all. Who is “the bunch” and when does the reading begin? I really need to be inspired by her words again.

  6. Oh, that is just too funny! The girls and I each have our own copies and I sent one to couple of close friends. Then assuming that you–ahem–have your own copy, I figured that we’d just start, you know, like…now. I haven’t read it in a couple of years and the motivation it gives me is positively magic. I’ll take that any day. If you can’t find yours, let me know–I’ll get you one. You need to read with us because YOU my darling–started it all.
    Did you know that from the sales of this very book, Sarah Ban Breathnach bought the chapel on the grounds of Sir Issac Newton’s castle? She lives there now…in a castle thingy. Can you BELIEVE it?

    Makes a person want to write…

  7. so love this book already! As I sit at my desk working for hours on end- I think of the kids telling me I’m a workaholic- but in just reading her foreward and seeing that she said she was also a careaholic-and couldnt remember the last time she was kind to herself. That paragraph about sums up my life right now!
    Thanks so much for sharing this with me! So looking forward to reading it with you guys and embracing what is to come out of it!

  8. Yes of course I have my own copy – it’s truly an amazing book that I have left on the shelf much too long. I’m beginning again, today. I’m calling my Katie, I know she’ll want to join us too – she even found a companion journal to go with her copy.

  9. There truly have been some life changing moments that have come while reading this book. I think you’ll love it.

    I hope so.

  10. I’ve actually worn out one copy completely. Another was the victim of a terrible flood and I broke the spine on a third. She has a revised forward that is really great in the newest addition–so that is what I have now. It just feels so good to be reading it again.

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