Tuesday, November 10, 2009

~Green Books Campaign - Love Each Day by Gail Bernice Holland~

This review is part of the Green Books campaign. Today 100 bloggers are reviewing 100 great books printed in an environmentally friendly way. Our goal is to encourage publishers to get greener and readers to take the environment into consideration when purchasing books. This campaign is organized by Eco-Libris, a green company working to green up the book industry by promoting the adoption of green practices, balancing out books by planting trees, and supporting green books. A full list of participating blogs and links to their reviews is available on Eco-Libris website.

**This book is printed on Recycled/FSC Certified Paper.

Gail Bernice Holland wanted to write a book that offered uplifting stories and inspire readers to treasure and enjoy more days in their own lives. She has successfully accomplished this in her book LOVE EACH DAY: Live each day so you would want to live it again. The book contains 40 True Inspirational Stories of every day people, like you and I, who share a particular day in their lives that they would want to live over again.

Gail notes in the introduction to her book, that "too many days are diluted and even destroyed by worry, emotional stress, and obligatory work." The individuals in this book describe a day in their lives that was particularly memorable - some describe fairly ordinary days, while others focus on extraordinary events. All of these stories are touching, inspiring and memorable, each in their own way.

I have a favorite story in this book; "A Day A Businessman Achieved A Personal Goal" Chapter 9. It is about businessman Richard Snowden, who, ever since he was a young boy, had a dream of becoming a pilot. When asked about his goal, and why it was important to him, he responded with "It was a goal I had set and obtained. I think in our culture we have been sold a bill of goods that getting ahead in life is defined by how much money you make, or how successful you are in your career. This can breed greed and dysfunctional behavior, and people miss the essence of what life is really about..." (pg. 26). He believes that to live a fulfilling life, one must take calculated risks and make commitments to accomplish certain goals that are important to them.

This book is filled with heartwarming and uplifting stories, like the one described above. It has changed the way that I personally feel about each day, and how I choose to live it. It has made me take a look at my long-term goals...what I want to accomplish and experience along the way. Life is not a dress rehearsal..
..this is the real deal. And how you live it is totally up to you!
Visit Gail's website at www.AuthorGBR.com
A big thanks to Gail Bernice Holland for writing this awesome book. This gem has a permanent spot on my bookshelf and will be read many many more times in MY lifetime!

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Pub. date: July 2009
ISBN-10 1-932690-79-9
ISBN-13 978-1-932690-79-8
134 pages, 6 x 9" paperback
Modern History Press

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Serena said...

sounds like an inspirational book...thanks for the green book review.

Anna said...

Glad you enjoyed the book. I think this campaign was a great idea, and I'm happy to have been part of it.

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