A Year in Books/Day 89: The Woman’s Book of Courage

  • Title: The Woman’s Book of Courage Meditations for Empowerment & Peace of Mind
  • Author: Sue Patton Thoele
  • Year Published: 1991 (Conari Press)
  • Year Purchased: 1992
  • Source: According to the hand-written inscription, this was a Christmas gift from my Mom in 1992.
  • About: This pocket-size book contains one to two page ruminations on the emotional challenges faced by so many women, counterbalanced by practical wisdom and encouragement.
  • Motivation: I was a teenager with waffling self-esteem, in need of reassurance that I could handle the baffling transition to adulthood. Momma knows best!
  • Times Read: A few
  • Random Excerpt/Page 14: “Many times our automatic reaction when faced with an uncomfortable or confusing situation is to thrash around trying to change it immediately. We attempt to swallow the whole predicament at once and spit it out, solved. Very rarely does this approach ease our pain or alter the situation. In fact, thoughtless, quick action is often more frustrating than productive.”
  • Happiness Scale: 9 (at the time)

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