Simple Abundance as a guide

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“…in a time lacking in truth and certainty and filled with anguish and despair, no woman should be shamefaced in attempting to give back to the world, through her work, a portion of its lost heart.” Louise Bogan

I’ve written before about the lovely, timely, deep and mysterious Simple Abundance book by Sarah Ban Breathnatch. Five years ago, stumbling around for some meaning in life, I discovered Sarah’s lively discourse on love, living and self-discovery. Each time I find a copy of Simple Abundance, I purchase it. Over the course of a year, when a friend is discouraged or longing for inspiration, I’ll send a copy her way.

As many times as I’ve read Simple Abundance, I somehow missed this first quote in the book. I pray this year to ‘give back to the world, through my work, a portion of its lost heart’.

The sentiment resonates with me as I weave various miniscule streams of income, combining work as a freelance publicist, writer, seller of plants and creator of crafts  into a tapestry of sustainability and daily life.

I pray my daily work, whether it’s writing, creating, or growing,  results in a daily gift of restoring the heart to pieces of the world that may be broken, longing or in disrepair. I pray my work is a small miracle and a gift to those who are seeking hope, refuge, inspiration, knowledge or laughter.

May you have a year of Simple Abundance and glad tidings.

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One response »

  1. A beautiful quote and a beautiful post. And one that fits you and the way you live so perfectly.

    Your work has been a gift to me, and to the friends and family who appreciated your lovely handmade bags. Thank you so much.

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