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Goodreads Book Review: Niequist's "Present Over Perfect"

Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Stop. Right now. Remake your life from the inside out.” (17)
The line was advice a friend had given Shauna Niequist, advice she turns into an invitation, offered over and over throughout the pages of Present Over Perfect. And for my part, I accepted, again and again as I made my way slowly through the chapters, soaking in the sweet words of hope, the silly encouragements toward joy.

I turned the final pages early this morning while sipping coffee in my hammock, breathing deeply the balmy honeysuckle air. That’s how I began today, a Wednesday -- a workday. It’s impractical and lovely and I having been making a habit of starting workdays this way. It’s one of many small, life-changing habits I have been cultivating, inspired in part by Niequist’s story.

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