The cover calls it a “three minute forever book” that is full of simple truths and happy insights, and Eat Your Peas is full of warm sayings and affirmations and Bible Promises paired with colorful text and graphics to catch the eye.
It’s a book, friend to friend, promising support and prayers and a listening ear, and while I do think it could make a sweet “thinking of you” gift, or a nice office table book, I must admit that this particular book wasn’t exactly my style of inspirational gift choices.
It isn’t because the sayings and thoughts aren’t heart felt, it is just that they were more greeting card style; a lighter, less personal feeling sort of encouragement than I would turn to for soothing the aches of living, or to inspire hope to take hold again in my heart.
And yet, I did find a page that made me smile. It’s a page about counting gifts, what the author calls “moments of grace”, and across from a little list of lovely things like freshly washed sheets and sunshine on cold days, is a part of a quote that says “Blessed are the little things…”, those little “moments of grace” in which GOD reaches down and touches us with the evidence of His care.
I probably won’t be buying extra copies of Eat Your Peas. Maybe I’d have liked it better in a real book I could hold in my hands instead of an eBook. But I think that I’ll keep that beautiful definition of little things tucked away in my heart as I continue to look for the little things, the moments of grace, in each day of my life.
thanks to booksneeze for this complimentary copy of eat your peas for review purposes. thoughts and opinions are mine alone.