Simple Secrets to a Happy Life - eBook
Simple Secrets To A Happy LIFe
SIMPLE SECRETS TO A HAPPY LIFE by Luci Swindoll
This has been an interesting and inspiring read for me. The author highlights very simple things that we can do to ease the clutter and congestion in our lives and hearts, and free them up to truly enjoy whatÃ¢ÂÂs most important in life.
I have taken some of this literally and decluttered my office work space as well as my home. I can tell you some certain things for sure. The office is a much more refreshing place to work in, and I am super productive, given that all I see before me is the task at hand. This helps me concentrate on it and give it my all without unnecessary distractions. It also enables me to retrieve documents for others who need them faster. It has made my working experience so much more fulfilling.
At the home front, I have been able to come across many useful things that I didnÃ¢ÂÂt remember I had. I now donÃ¢ÂÂt have to buy them (again), and I can use them for their originally intended purposes. ItÃ¢ÂÂs also freed up quite a lot of space for my daughter to play in, and what a joy that is! IÃ¢ÂÂve also been able to see what areas could use some accessories, and these have come in Ã¢ÂÂ not just for the sake of it this time, but because they truly compliment that space. My family enjoys being in our home so much more!!!
If you would get this book too and read it, you just might pick out things that could help make your life better in several ways. As we approach the end of the year, I will be sharing about how I have decluttered my heart, the (tough) lessons that IÃ¢ÂÂve learnt and what each of us can do to have that simple, happy life.ccessories, and these have come in Ã¢ÂÂ not just for the sake of it this time, but because they truly compliment that space. My family enjoys being in our home so much more!!!
In the meantime, enjoy a wonderful time!!
December 15, 2013
You would love this for sure
I love Luci! how I wish someday I'll meet her... Luci gives practical advice on setting boundaries in relationships and also ways to refocus our attention on God, I loved reading the stories of Luci shares throughout the book, she is quite an entertaining writer and I think anyone would enjoy this book as well. I love how she payed for what she steal, that was totally entertaining. Good sense of humor. I would recommend reading one chapter a day, more like a devotional, instead of reading the book start to finish. Luci's love for others and God shows through this book. The book is organized into 50 short chapters, only 2-3 pages each, its not a hard to read at all, in fact I've read this for a week.
October 16, 2012
Essays on the good things in life.
In this book, Luci Swindoll takes inspiration from her Mother; who would speak to her children in simple five word sentences, beginning with a verb. Growing up, this might often be something along the lines of "Go look for the boys", followed with "Tell 'em to quit it." Not sure how to tackle a mammoth project? "Start with what you know." Bored? "Make something with your hands."
Each chapter in this book is a short essay based around one of these five word sentences (Although not, "Go look for the boys" or "Tell 'em to quit it"). I felt this worked well, although some titles were necessarily a little clunky, in order to fit into the required format.
Does this book contain startling new insights which are going to turn my life around? No; but it has reminded me that my life doesn't necessarily need turning around. That the little things in life really do make a difference, and that it is worth making the effort to do something special from time to time.
There is plenty of food for thought in this book, and it is definitely comfort food. Warm, satisfying, and not overpowering. Reading it makes me want to curl up in a cosy corner with a good Book and a cup of hot chocolate, shutting the world out and enjoying my own company. But it also makes me want to throw my house open to all my friends, clear out the deepest darkest must cluttered and chaotic cupboards, visit my Grandmother, and finish up that lurking craft project. Lucy reminds me to Be Present wherever I am; to take notice of the world around me - the people in it, the beauty of the heavens, and the presence of the Maker.
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September 20, 2012
Simple Secrets To A Happy Life
Luci Swindoll begins her book by telling the reader that her mother would speak to her and her two brothers in five word sentences that began with a verb when she wanted her children to do something. I really like that. Kids can't remember a long list of things to do - keep it short and sweet!. One of Luci's favorite sayings of her mother is "Start with what you know." To this day, that is what Luci does, even in her 80s.
What she offers are not really secrets. They are common sense ideas that most people already know to do. She organized the simple secrets into 50 chapters of a book. Each of the chapter titles follow the pattern that her mother used, five word sentences starting with a verb - Look For Ways To Help, Thank Others For Their Efforts, and Read Your Bible Every Day, to name a few. Within each chapter, she gives an example from her life as to how she lives that simple secret.
Luci has several Bible verses scattered throughout the book. It's good that she uses the Bible but I don't care for the version she mostly used, The Message. It's wording is very different and to me not even saying the same thing as other versions of the Bible, such as the New International Version and King Version.
The cover of Simple Secrets To A Happy Life caught my eye. I couldn't wait to read it. But as I read through the book, I discovered that I didn't learn anything new.
Simple Secrets To A Happy Life would be a great read for someone looking for more organization or structure in their lives. I would recommend reading one chapter a day, more like a devotional, instead of reading the book start to finish. Luci's love for others and God shows through this book. If you enjoy uplifting personal stories you will like Simple Secrets To A Happy Life.
I received a free copy of this ebook from BookSneeze for my honest review.
September 17, 2012