To kick off the Brocante Book club, I want to start with a book I have given to every woman I love. Somebody once told me that we are destined to read certain books and when I first discovered Simple Abundance a few years ago, I knew that Sarah Ban Breathnach's eloquent meditation on living more authentically, had the power to change my life. With an entry for every day of the year, Sarah touches upon every aspect of our lives in gentle essays that encourage us to recognise all that is good in our lives, to nurture the art of gratitude and to learn to live with all those things we cannot change.
There are passages in this lovely book that made me laugh and many more that brought sudden tears of recognition in the face of the tiny resentments and general discontent we are all so prone to.
Five years later, the pages are my copy of Simple Abundance are worn and I truly believe that I am better person for it.