Beauty in the Ordinary

This is not about being brilliant, or extraordinary, it's not about wanting to be famous, or making headlines, or trying to impress...this about sharing a 'gift' each day with the world...to lift the spirit of people when they read this blog, to show them the beauty in the ordinary.
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Monday, March 25, 2013

A Good Thing



"Jeanne @ Collage of Life is the custodian of a wonderful tradition called The Brown Paper Book Club.  It's an easy thing to participate in, all you have to do is to read a book and when you have finished, wrap it up in brown paper, toddle off to the post office and send it to someone whom you think might enjoy it.  Then, if you feel like it, go to Jeanne's blog and record which books you have paid forward so others might have a couple of reading suggestions for their booklists.
I've forwarded a few dog-eared paper backs that were given to me by my best friend Petra to sister Victoria in BC.  Some I have liked, some I have loved, one I adored.  No matter...the principle is just one of sharing.  It's a little thing, but then again life is made up of little things and some of them make you feel really good.  Jeanne is a clever lady; she knows this and works energetically to communicate such in her multifaceted blog.  Do yourself a favour and read a little of what she has to say about life at Chateau Mango in Vietnam, and if you have the time and inclination, join her Brown Paper Book Club.  As Martha would say...It's a good thing."JP







all pictures, except for the last three, cheekily borrowed from Collage Of Life!

8 comments:

  1. You sweet thing Jacqueline..this is so sweet, thank you! I am thrilled to have you reading along in the Brown Paper Book Club! xx

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    1. It's fun Jeanne...I love the motivation behind it!

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  2. I'd be hopeless at this. If I really enjoy a book, I want to read it again; if I don't, it usually goes in the bin.

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    1. You share in so many other ways Cro - no worries here!

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  3. This is a nice idea on book sharing. Electronic books work for many people, but I find that print is still preferred and keeps the tradition of sharing alive.
    Heard good reviews of South of Superior.

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    1. That was the one I loved Katherine. Airgood's debut novel - I love first novels. If you like, send me your address and I will ask Victoria to send it on to you once she has read it.

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  4. I really like this idea. I was so thrilled to see that your friend's name is Petra. That is my granddaughter's name and in Texas where we live it is very rare.
    Smiles, Dottie

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    1. Outside of Germany, I think Petra is an ususual name I think Dottie. Do you call her Peti (pronounced pay-tee) for short - we do!
      Jeanne's book club is my kind of book club, I'm not good at the ones where you HAVE to read what you are told! LOL!

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