“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are.”  T S Eliot

People keep recommending books that could make me a better person.  After a while I realized that I don’t need to become better, I only need to change some of the ways that I navigate through life.  There is a fine line and important difference.  Think on it.

So yes, another book came my way through my favorite, youngest brother, Dan.  It’s about navigation.  It’s a blessing.


In case you miss the point, the book lists one, small change that a person can make every week for a year.  January is a great time to start such an adventure.  Some of the changes are ongoing while others might be repeated only occasionally.  Some of the changes won’t apply and can be skipped.

Week one asks the reader/participant to sit for 2 minutes and focus on the breath.  Yes, that is called meditation.  The author also tells how to set up a trigger.  That would be an event that’s a reminder.  When my husband leaves for work each morning I use that as a trigger to go to a quiet space and sit for 2 minutes.  I can do that!

Needless to say, which is one of the most useless phrases in the English language, I immediately thought about making two or three changes a week.  The author and the saner part of my brain stepped in.  When was the last time I decided on sweeping changes for my life only to be swept away by overwhelmingness.  Spell check actually accepted that last word.  Winner!

The book is available as a download at the link listed below.  I’m into paper so ordered a copy of the book after I perused the download for a bit.  Thanks Leo.  Thanks Dan.

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

2 Comments Leave a comment

  1. I do started out the new year with a similar book, 52 Small Changes. It started out with “Drink more water”. Thats almost as easy as sit and think for 2 minutes!


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