Sara Of Happy

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My Favourite Books For When You Need A Little Inspiration

      Reading is something I have always loved to do because I love the way you can get lost in someone else's words and forget about the things going on around you. It's almost like a type of meditation. I have always loved reading fiction novels but lately I've been dabbling in the non-fiction, pocket books and poetry books. There are so many books out there with beautiful covers, amazing artwork inside, and ideas that can inspire you in a way nothing else can. These are my top 5 favourite books that I have sitting on my book shelf right now that really left me feeling a type of way after I was done reading them
1 & 2. Love Her Wild by Atticus and The Dark Between Stars by Atticus
      These books are truly my favourite. I actually just purchased these in the last week and they were.so.good. I'm definitely new to reading poetry but these books had me smiling and tearing up throughout its pages. I highly recommend.

"Have you ever
smelled a smell
that brings you
instantly back
to a moment
from your childhood?
I always loved that,
I hope that's what death is
just sitting in clouds
smelling old smells."
-Atticus, The Dark Between Stars

3.The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
    This is another poetry book that I've recently read and loved. This book is little heavier than the ones by Atticus as it deals with a lot of death, abuse and other difficult topics, but that doesn't make it any less beautiful. If you feel nervous to start reading poetry I would recommend Rupi Kaur as the first author you try out.

"bees came for honey
flowers giggled as they
undressed themselves
for the taking
the sun smiled"
-Rupi Kaur, the sun and her flowers
4. The Little Pocket Book of Mindfulness by Anna Black
    This is a cute little pocket book I picked up years ago. It is so simple and full of really adorable illustrations through out. I love to pick this up randomly through out my week and choose a random page to read.

"In our light-polluted world there are few chances to appreciate the vastness of a truly dark sky. The boundaries of our world can feel small and contracted. When neighbouring lights blaze, highlighting differences and marking borders, the boundaries of our world are emphasized."
-Anna Black, The Little Pocket Book of Mindfulness

5. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert 
    This is another book that I read quite a long time ago but I've held onto it because it's filled with so many amazing ideas and quotes to keep me motivated. Big Magic is all about living a creative life and moving past the fear of being rejected. I highly recommend this book if you're looking for something to help you with your creativity, even if you feel like you aren't a creative person.

"A creative life is an amplified life. It's a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life. Living in this manner, continually and stubbornly bringing forth the jewels that are hidden within you, is a fine art, in and of itself"
-Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

    What are you favourite books to read to keep you feeling inspired? I hope if you give these books a try you love them as much as I do.

xo Sara 

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  1. These all sound wonderful.. thanks for sharing.

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