Books: I’ve Been Thinking by Maria Shriver

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I’m still reading Maria Shriver’s new book entitled I’ve Been Thinking. I shared a quote from it with you a few weeks ago.

Perhaps you’re like me and when you think of people who are famous and accomplished have it all together.   They know where they’re going; they’re always confident; they never feel lost or sad or worried….

Maria is a real person and she freely shares this in her new book. I like that she does this because I can see that in more ways than I thought, Maria Shriver is just like me.

Sometimes she’s nervous, and even scared, when she’s trying something new–me, too! At times, she’s reluctant to let go of her children and step into the next phase of her own life–me, too! She’s doing it anyway, one little step at a time, and discovering a fresh new world out there that still needs her gifts, ideas, and her compassion. I’m discovering the same thing!

In the book, Maria also shares how her perceptions and assumptions have changed over time and how she’s becoming a deeper, richer person. I’m finding that, too. As I get out of my comfort zone, I’m meeting fascinating people with interesting ideas and experiences, and this is opening my mind, my heart, and my soul in ways I never imagined.

Stop by your local library and check out Maria’s book. I’m interested to hear what you think of it. Thanks!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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