I've been reading Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber. Originally, I checked this book out from the library for Mom, who has become an avid reader since we moved to Evergreen. However, after she raved about how much she enjoyed the novel, I decided to read it before returning it to the library.
"A gentle and uplifting story . . . It's impossible not to cheer for Macomber's characters, and there's a story in this book for a woman of every age. When it comes to creating a special place and memorable, honorable characters, nobody does it better than Macomber." —Book Page
Ironically, I became a fan of Debbie Macomber not from reading her extensive fiction collection, but from a non-fiction book she wrote in 2007 called Knit Together: Discover God's Pattern for Your Life. In this inspiring book, Debbie outlines her long journey to becoming a published author, how it took writing seven books over the course of five years before she was finally published. Now more than 70 million of her books have been published and she continues to write new ones each year, most recently focusing on her Blossom Street and Cedar Cove series.
What really resonated with me in Knit Together, and which she touches upon again in Twenty Wishes, was her belief in the power of setting goals, and writing down those goals as a means to focus our attention on their attainment.
Which, of course, got me thinking...what would my twenty wishes be? Sure the first few are easy: job, house. But after that? That's where the fun comes in as I dig deeper into the secret dreams and desires I've buried deep inside. So this weekend I'm going to work on that list and see where it leads.
Now it's you're turn. Do you think you could come up with a list of twenty wishes? In Twenty Wishes, Anne Marie the main character, goes so far as creating a scrapbook that dedicates a page to illustrating each of her twenty wishes. Do you think it would make a difference if you wrote out your wishes?