Present over Perfect book club: embrace the journey

 

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Today we reach the end of Present over Perfect and our book club. It would be tempting to say that we have arrived.

And yet, if there is something this book has reinforced for me over and over, it is that life is a journey. We never actually arrive. Continue reading “Present over Perfect book club: embrace the journey”

Present over Perfect book club: embrace your life

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For a number of years now I have been reflecting on my previous year and setting intentions for the year to come. In more recent years I have set aside a day to come and see my friend Amanda and go through those reflections in an intentional and structured way.

Why?

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Present over Perfect Bookclub: what’s on top?

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I have discovered a wonderful technique for dealing with the overwhelm of daily life. And that is asking the question ‘What’s on top?’

What is the first thing that comes to mind that is annoying you, or you just can’t shake that you need to do?

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Present over Perfect book club: an introduction

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I was in the middle of severe grief due to miscarriages, and I found this book called Bittersweet. I don’t recall what made me pick it up. Whether it was the picture of the crumbled chocolate on the front or the subtitle; ‘thoughts on change, grace and learning the hard way’.

Either way, it found its way home with me. As I read it, often with tears in my eyes, I was so grateful for this author Shauna Niequist. She managed to articulate her own pain in such a way that she gave me words to express mine.

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