Every Sunday the Single, Happy, and Strong Blog will have an exercise for you to do. This is a wonderful way to start a new week; to reflect, grow, and begin a shift in your life. This week I encourage you to find an inspirational book, I have listed ten books, to read each morning or each evening, whichever time you can reflect on the message.
Ten Books for Motivation and Inspiration
This blog is all about empowering you and helping you gain inner strength. This is a constant challenge. Some days may be great, other days we may have trouble just putting one foot in front of the other. Since the 1970’s, I have always kept a daily inspirational book by my bedside. The book would provide a short quote or positive story. Sometimes I would read it in the morning for motivation. At night, if I had trouble sleeping, I would just pick it up, open up a page and begin reading.
This week, try to find an inspirational book that motivates you. It may be religious or more self-help oriented. This is another “tool” for your tool box of practical steps to take when you need a little more encouragement or a little more support.
Here is a list ten books that I have used. Maybe one of these will “speak” to you.
1. “Positive Thinking Every Day: An Inspiration for Each Day of the Year” by Norman Vincent Peale. I started reading his books, at my Father’s suggestion, when I was 10 years old.
2. “The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have” by Mark Nepo.
3. “Jesus Calling: Devotions for every Day of the Year” by Sarah Young
4. “The Way is Within: A Spiritual Journey” by Ron Rathbun
5. “Words to Live By: A Daily Guide to Leading an Exceptional Life” by Easwaran
6. “Christian Mystics: 365 Readings and Meditations” by Matthew Fox
7. Ave Maria Press has a wonderful series of books called “30 Days with a great Spiritual Teacher”. Each book provides a month of daily readings from one of Christianity’s most beloved spiritual guides.
8. “Around the Year with Emmet Fox” by Emmet Fox. This has been on my nightstand since 1977 and I still enjoy reading it.
9. “A Year of Miracles: Daily Devotions and Reflections” by Marianne Williamson
10. These are a deck of cards. “Power Thought Cards: A 64 Card Deck” by Louise Hay
Did you find a book that touched you? Motivated you?