"The simplest things are often the truest." - Richard Bach
On January 1 I started reading Sarah Ban Breathnach's Simple Abundance. I got the book as a wedding present; it's a daily devotional so I've been waiting since July to start reading it.
According to Amazon.com, "Simple Abundance is a book of 366 evocative essays - one for every day of your year - written for women who wish to live by their own lights. In the past a woman's spirituality has been separated from her lifestyle. 'Simple Abundance' shows you how your daily life can be an expression of your authentic self, as you chose the tastiest vegetables from your garden, search for treasures at flea markets, establish a sacred space in your home for meditation, and follow the rhythm of the seasons and the year. Every day, your own true path leads you to a happier, more fulfilling and contented way of life - the state of grace know as 'Simple Abundance'."
Although I'm still pondering (and trying to articulate) my New Year's resolutions, I feel that the reflections, meditations, and general positive stuff in Simple Abundance is a good place to start.
This past semester has been hectic, crazy, and anything but simple. I hope that in 2010 I can slow down a bit and find simple beauty in every day. Wish me luck.