The 5/97 inscription on the inside cover of my Simple Abundance book says:
Tammy: Think of me as you enjoy reading this wonderful book!! Love, Angela
Angela and I worked together in New Orleans from 1991-1994 and have remained friends throughout all these years. Every January, I pick Simple Abundance back up again, think of my wonderful friend, and gain comfort and joy from its pages.
The opening page for January reads:
And now let us welcome the New Year
Full of things that have never been.
(Ranier Maria Rilke)
January, the month of new beginnings and cherished memories, beckons. Come, let winter weave her wondrous spell: cold, crisp, woolen-muffler days, long dark evenings of savory suppers, lively conversations, or solitary joys. Outside the temperature drops as the snow falls softly. All of nature is at peace. We should be, too. Draw hearthside. This is the month to DREAM, to look foward to the year ahead and the journey within.
The following lovely ladies are having giveaways. You can find them in my sidebar but I am listing them below and hope that you will pay them a visit to drop your name in the hat.
Jan at A Journey
Angela at Mouse House Tales and The English Romantic
Kim at A Gypsy Angel
Tammy at Tattered and Timeless
Cindy at Cindy Adkins Whimsical Musings
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul. Friendship blessings, Tammy