As per (my) usual, I am running late. Writing a Thinking Out Loud Thursday (TOLT) post mid-morning on Friday. Is it still Thursday somewhere? I think not. Oh, well. I did have the best of intentions. Wanted to see what my friend and the hostess of TOLT, Penny at Penny’s Passion was writing about first so I could ‘coordinate’ my post with hers. That makes sense, right?
Girl, Wash Your Face
By coincidence (except I believe there really are no coincidences in life…they are all part of the great design for our lives), Penny wrote about author Rachel Hollis’s movie “Made for More.” Check out her post, here. This is where what might look like coincidence comes in…I just started reading the much acclaimed Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis this week. In fact, I downloaded it in November and then LIFE. Life got in the way of my reading. Just got around to trying to read it this week and then my Nook died. Life. Kicking me in the butt! So I have been struggling to read it on the itsy bitsy screen that is my Samsung Galaxy.
I am only on Chapter 2 so I can’t really give you a fair review of the book except to say it is really good so far. The complete title is Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be. And you thought I was wordy! Ha! the title of my children’s book that I should be writing but keep procrastinating on is Betsy’s Boxes. Or Purple Dressy. Which do you prefer?
Publishers Weekly says:
Readers will find hope and humor in Hollis’s stories as she challenges them to take control of their physical, mental, and spiritual health through regulating habits, resisting unhelpful comparisons, and embracing changes such as marriage and motherhood. [source]
No matter what, a number of us women (I assume women?) think Hollis has something valuable to impart. I will get back to you with my review in the near future. Apparently, I need to read fast, too, because Hollis has a second book, Girl, Stop Apologizing, coming out in March. Learned that from Penny. Thanks, Penny.
I can relate to that title, boy, I’ll tell you. I apologize a lot for silly things. But when it comes to apologizing for being a real behind to my PC, I turn suddenly mute! Just ask him, he’ll tell you the same thing. He always apologizes first. And it doesn’t have a thing to do with me always being right. I just have trouble sincerely saying I’m sorry sometimes. A lot. But will apologize ad nauseam for an innocent faux pas.
“Made for More”, the docu-movie by Hollis, is not showing here under the rock that is my beloved El Paso. And because we are the last city on earth to get movies (and fashion trends – Pantone’s color of the year, Living Coral, will make it’s debut in the Sun City shortly before the new year – the next new year), I may never be able to see this movie until it comes to Netflix or Amazon Prime or Hulu. Woe is me.
Meet-Up at Penny’s Next Thursday
Over the next few TOLT posts, Penny is going to be discussing five areas Hollis lists as important for impacting our goal of becoming our best us. They are: physical environment, personal environment, community, morning routine, and habits. Since I am late to the party, I will be learning about the importance of these areas as Penny and Rachel share more about them. And you are invited to join me!
I am excited to learn more. Guess I better get reading!
Say, have you read Girl, Wash Your Wash? If not, grab a copy and then join me over at Penny’s next Thursday as we delve into how to become our best us. In fact, let’s have a giveaway, wanna? At the risk that I am potentially the only gal who hasn’t read this book, let me invite you to leave a comment below with a guess at my ideal fighting weight. In pounds. The reader with the closest guess wins a copy of Girl. Will announce the winner next Wednesday, right here. Well, on my blog. Not on this post. Because I hope to have this post finished before next Wednesday.
Have a restful weekend friends. Thank you for spending a few moments of your day here with me. Off to scrub the toilets.