Many books are a good one-time read. Some are good enough to actually buy and keep in your library. And then there are those books that are so delicious to the senses that they find a place on the coffee table in the front room of your house.
This is one of those books.
Although the illustrations by Greg Shed are beautiful to the eyes, the prose by Douglas Wood (Old Turtle, A Quiet Place), especially impresses the inner sense of humble gratitude for the blessings we have in our lives.
If I could, I would buy this book for every one of my friends, family members, even acquaintances. When I first read it, it filled my heart with gratitude for all the many blessings I have received in my life, from a normally functioning body to the people that surround me each day. And it did so the second read, and the third.
Sometimes we focus on the bounty of food that typically covers the table on Thanksgiving day. This Thanksgiving, give yourself and your family the gift of this book as a remembrance of the bounty of blessings you are grateful for.
And remember to place it on your coffee table. You’ll be grateful you did.