Early in 2020 when life got quiet, I found my way to the beautiful book, “99 Blessings-An Invitation to Life,” by Brother David Steindl Rast. As I was reading, it occurred to me that introducing the ideas of gratefulness and blessing to children when they are little, might grow into a fun and meaningful practice for life. From there, my lifelong dream of writing a children’s book took shape, and this pint-sized book is the result!
Hidden in the pages is my prayer that the hearts of children will open with gratefulness to the blessings and abundance found in ordinary days. For parents, my hope is that ending a bedtime story with one of these little verses, will inspire a dialog about living a grateful life, and offer a moment for them to be with the ordinary blessings in their own lives.
My heartfelt gratitude goes out to Brother David, who blessed and inspired me with his ideas (and his copyright permission!) and to the team at A Network for Grateful Living who made the connection with him possible.