"Here is the golden opportunity to learn how to get the most you can out of living-to squeeze significance and happiness out of every moment, every hour, out of everything which happens in the daily round of existence...Be more elegant. Be serene. Be more gracious. Graciousness is the most profitable personal attribute in the world...Much comes from little. Light has power over darkness. Love has power over discord. Lie yields great returns, pressed down and running over." Margery Wilson How to Live Beyond Your Means (1945) Welcome to your new insight tool, the Peace and Plenty Journal of Well-Spent Moments created by Sarah Ban Breathnach, the New York Times best-selling author of Simple Abundance, as a companion volume to her acclaimed money memoir Peace and Plenty: Finding Your Path to Financial Serenity. What is a "well-spent" moment? Well, the expression is a play on words-we really spend very little on the things that make us truly content. The things that matter most are priceless. Here in these pages, you will find comforting home-grown rituals and seasonal suggestions to help you bring more contentment into your daily round. To inspire you Sarah has shared a bounty of blessings that bring her deep satisfaction and an increased sense of well-being throughout the year. The wisdom, warmth, compassion and disarming candor of Sarah Ban Breathnach has made her a trusted voice and reassuring guide to millions of women, illuminating the beauty and meaning in the ordinary. Let her gently encourage you to keep calm and carry on as you discover the well-spent moments waiting to be savored and cherished each day.
With the grace of her groundbreaking bestseller Simple Abundance, Sarah Ban Breathnach returns, offering a fresh start for women who have lost their financial and spiritual way in the world. 'When money is plentiful, this is a man's world. When money is scarce, it is a woman's world.' This quote from Ladies' Home Journal, 1932, is the call to arms that begins...PEACE AND PLENTY This book is Sarah Ban Breathnach's answer to the world's - and her own personal fiscal crisis. Here, as she weaves together this compendium of advice, stories from her life, and excerpts from magazines, books and newspapers, particularly from the Great Depression, she inspires readers who are mired in economic problems. Focusing on her own journey, Sarah relates never-before-revealed details about how she fell from the financial top to the bottom. Readers will immediately feel how deeply she understands the plight of those trying to maintain a happy and comfortable home, while not even knowing if they will be able to make the mortgage payments to keep that home. For years, Sarah has been a reassuring guide, illuminating the beauty and meaning in the everyday. Now, in this enlightening book, she reaches out to those who are financially strapped, showing them how to pull themselves out of their psychological and monetary difficulties, as she provides support and cheer along the way.
In times of crisis, countless women have turned to Simple Abundance for comfort and joy -- and now this mega-bestselling guide is updated and expanded for everyone who loved the original book, as well as a new generation that needs it now more than ever. First published in 1995, Simple Abundance topped the New York Times Bestseller list for over two years and is responsible for introducing two hugely popular concepts -- the "Gratitude Journal" and the term "Authentic Self." With daily inspirational meditations and reflections, the Simple Abundance phenomenon became a touchstone for a generation of women, helping them to reclaim their true selves, find balance during life's busiest moments, and rediscover what makes them truly happy. Simple Abundance's powerful messages are needed now more than ever, as we navigate the discord and stress instigated by a constant stream of "breaking news" cycles, and our 24/7 social media culture. Sarah Ban Breathnach has refreshed her bestselling phenomenon to address the needs of a new generation, with her signature candor, wit, and wisdom that made her a trusted and compassionate confidant for millions of women. A perennial classic whose time has come again, Sarah's work celebrates quiet joys, simple pleasures, and well-spent moments and reminds us how to find the beauty in the everyday.
In her international bestseller Simple Abundance, Sarah Ban Breathnach inspired millions of women to find happiness in each day of their lives. Now Breathnach is back with her first children's book, The Best Part of the Day. Beautifully illustrated and lyrically written, this "good night" story encourages children to find at least one moment in each day that is worthy of celebration. The Best Part of the Day is the perfect addition to any family's nighttime routine.