One of my all-time favorite books, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy isn't something you can pick up and read straight through. It's a collection of thoughts and insights for each day of the year (think of Gordon B. Hinckley's Stand A Little Taller).
I first heard of Irish author Sarah Ban Breathnach, when she promoted her self-help book Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self on the Oprah show. Intrigued, I bought myself a copy of Something More and read it in one day (which is another post for another time). However, Simple Abundance is a perfect gift, even for your friends who are self-proclaimed "non-readers". Each month begins with a theme, and ends with creative ideas to pass the time away. The daily thoughts are short and sweet, and I love that she uses lots of interesting quotes.
Ban Breathnach really gears her insights towards women, with a large emphasis on spirituality and homemaking. I keep my copy on the night table, and while I don't get to it all the time, it is a nice way to either start or end the day. (I also keep a stockpile in my gift drawer for girlfriends and family members). So, if you haven't received Simple Abundance from me yet, your copy is forthcoming... Happy reading!