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Every day that you open your eyes, what inspires you to take on the day? Does your inspiration come from the fact that you woke up or does something else speak to you? Glad to Be Human: Adventures in Optimism by Irene O’Garden paints a picture of what carpe diem (seize the day) looks like daily. She invites you to read between the lines, feel the words and meanings between the pages, and embrace the essence of joy, memories, letting go, and living in the moment with over forty stories. Here you will begin to recognize the gift you've been given and appreciate the aura that you've created, of being yourself: human. Stories like Charmed, I'm Sure, Bless This Mess, and Intimate Furniture gets us in touch with the tangible and intangible assets of life. The author reminds us that everything is at our fingertips to love, enjoy and appreciate. If you're currently living within a place of lack, looking for motivation, or need a refresher in positivity, this book will incite your senses to breathe, hope, and move forward with passion.
I enjoyed the stories within Glad to Be Human because each one offers a personal account of a journey. You may be able to compare your own day-to-day life experiences with it, which will give you a glimpse into seeing a testament to yourself. The book provides visual stories which create a parallel universe to how we love. Author Irene O’Garden challenges us with each story, for example, as you walk into a messy room, survey, and take in the visual effects of it. As you go through the internal conversation, you can ask yourself: what is a mess, should it be tackled totally, partially, or not at all, as it is in our lives. No matter what life has to offer, everything around us is a learning opportunity and, with this book, you'll be able to see your way clearly. Get your copy of Glad to Be Human: Adventures in Optimism today.