Many bloggers speak of their personal faiths, and I'll share with you that I've been a Buddhist for the last 10+ years. I've found great comfort in recently reading a book on parenting, Buddhism for Mothers by Sarah Napthali, which has been quite literally, life altering and a reaffirmation of my beliefs. What is amazing about Buddhism is that one does not need to "be" Buddhist to learn important lessons of practicing mindfulness and being present in the most ordinary and extraordinary everyday moments.
I'm excited to read Karen Maezen Miller's newest book, Hand Wash Cold: Instructions for an Ordinary Life, which comes out soon.
Here's a video of Miller reading an excerpt from the book, via her blog Cheerio Road.
I love being reminded of the beauty and lessons of everyday moments, because often I go through life looking toward the next "exciting" event rather than being fully present in the most mundane tasks. I look forward to adding this book to my bedside table, and also her previous book, Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood.