“I cannot live without books…”
– Thomas Jefferson
One of our many “Adventures” took us to Thomas Jefferson’s estate, Monticello, in Charlottesville, Virginia.
A lawyer, architect, writer, farmer, scientist, author of the Declaration of Independence, third President of the United States, founder of the University of Virginia… he was quite the accomplished gentleman of the times – April 2, 1743 – July 4, 1826.
An intriguing, amazing, having “history come alive” journey, not just for your children or grandchildren in our case, but for people of all ages.
Known for many quotes, directly from their website – Monticello.org… There’s an entire searchable collection of his quotes available for ones reference as well as on the premises of Monticello where you can enjoy delving into the brilliance of this man through his own words.
While we were there, I came across one particular quote that resonated with me. That little gem can be found on my desk in my home office. And…, yes…, it is surrounded by a plethora of books of many subjects, sizes & shapes! 🥰
You may find a “few” collections not only in my office but throughout our home. Our book collection includes… the classics, books on education, children’s books, art books, novels, cookbooks (yes, I do enjoy reading them!), biographies, religion & spirituality… to name a few.
But, I digress… I wanted to share a book someone recommended to me recently: “The Magic” by Rhonda Byrne. If you don’t know who Rhonda Byrne is, click here for Google results or look her up on Wikipedia. She’s known as the author of the New Thought books — The Secret [as well as the film], The Power, The Magic, The Hero…)
Her book, “The Magic,” shares with the reader, the power of gratitude, giving thanks, appreciating & counting ones blessings. It is a 28 day journey in unearthing & acknowledging the joy in ones life.
The book is an easy read that leads you to reflect on your life & to appreciate each & every day that you experience! If you know my “story,” you know that my my family & I have come to understand this “power” for many years now. We certainly have learned – to “count our blessings” each and every day.
So… Does one of my favorite quotes resonate with you too?
If it does… pick up a copy of “The Magic” on Amazon here. Let us know in the comments section below what book(s) you are currently reading that you may want to share with us! We would be grateful for, give thanks, appreciate & count our blessings to hear your suggestions! 😉❤️
- Top two photos from Monticello.org