This post is Grassroots, meaning a reader posted it directly. If you see an issue with it, contact an editor.
If you’d like to post a Grassroots post, click here!

0.3
December 18, 2019

5 Books to Gift and Inspire Gratitude this Season

  1. ‘Wherever You Go, There You Are’ Jon Kabat-Zinn
  2. ‘Light on Yoga’ B.K.S. Iyengar
  3. ‘Meditations from the Mat’ Rolf Gates & Katrina Kenison
  4. ‘Tao Te Ching’ Lao Tzu
  5. ‘Yoga of the Subtle Body’ Tias LittleBut wait!
    Before you start typing-in these titles…Support an independent bookstore, first.
    Try this: A quick search for… “local indie bookshops”.Now, imagine…

    Picking up a warm beverage on your way to explore this small, cozy nest of a place. Will it be spiced cider?

    Or maybe…

    A dark, rich, smokey (or spicy) hot cocoa,
    complete with marshmallows, of course.

    Or, maybe, a cup of tea is your cup of tea?

    *Bonus*: Remembering to bring in that sustainable thermos…

    Now, you might have in mind a few places to go visit to browse for these not-hard-to-find titles, but who knows, if you go somewhere new, perhaps you’ll discover a new friend? Life is always full of adventure…

    No matter where you decide to go, after paying in cash for your sweetly-wrapped parcels, you decide to take a brisk little stroll… Breathe in the fresh air, give thanks for the new (or gently-used) gifts swinging by your side, and realize just how lucky you are to savor even the simple sounds of a bookstore-bell-jingle and your boots crunching on fresh, newly-fallen snow…

    Sigh.

    How Quintessentially Dickensian, isn’t it?

    If unable to find a book shop close by, a recommended resource utilizing and connecting independent bookstores’ inventory is Thrift Books.com

    Fun fact: Amazon.com began as a small used bookshop, in a garage.

    Let’s remember what’s possible when we enrich our minds with fresh knowledge, and wisdom.

    Gift someone a gift they’ll never forget this season. Gift someone a book.

Leave a Thoughtful Comment
X

Read 0 comments and reply

Top Contributors Latest

Victoria Ortgiesen  |  Contribution: 7,840