Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Simply Tuesday - more than just a day of the week

To say that I was excited about reading Emily Freeman's new book Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World is truly an understatement. Even if you're only an occasional visitor to Fresh-Brewed Writer, you know that I've been in a season of great change for quite some time now.  The idea of a book that focuses on small-moment living truly appealed to me.

"Tuesday holds the ordinary, the everyday, and the small," Freeman writes. But did she decide to dismiss Tuesday? Ignore Tuesday? On the contrary, "I decided to mark them, to celebrate on purpose the messy, the lovely, and the unexpected moments of life."

In essence, celebrating "Simply Tuesday" has become so much more. On Instagram there is the fun hashtag #itssimplytuesday wherein the community of Tuesday dwellers celebrates the ordinary, small things in our lives that are worth noting. For me, it has become a way to look at the small, to take moments to sit and breathe, and to celebrate the ever-constant, often-quiet presence of Emmanuel, "God With Us" in this very human and often unsacred life.

The best chapters, for me, were "Success and Envy" and "Stairwells and Stages." I think the important wisdom offered there was perfect for me as I read this book in the midst of living as simply as I ever have--in our new house in Georgia with air mattresses and suitcases until our belongings and furniture arrived from Alaska.

If you're looking for a quiet moment to breathe in the midst of turmoil or busyness or even just LIFE, please order this book from your favorite bookseller. {I don't offer affiliate links.}

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Special thanks to Revell books for a review copy of this wonderful book, and thank you to Emily Freeman and Daniel Decker for inviting me to be a part of the launch team.

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