Polish My Crown Reading List

I absolutely love reading. I’ve enjoyed books since I was a little girl and nothing has really changed. One of  my favorite things is getting book recommendations from friends, so I thought I would compile a little Polish My Crown Reading List. Here are four of my very favorite {non-fiction} books that I tell everyone to read! xx

One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
{Mentioned here, here, here}

Why would the world need more anger, more outrage? How does it save the world to reject unabashed joy when it is joy that saves us? Rejecting joy to stand in solidarity with the suffering doesn’t reduce the suffering. The converse does. The brave who focus on all things good and all things beautiful and all things true, even the small, who give thanks for it and discover joy even in the here and now, they are the change agent who bring fullest Light to all the world….

Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
{Mentioned here}

Nobody’s going to do your life for you. You have to do it yourself, whether you’re rich or poor, out of money or raking it in, the beneficiary of a ridiculous fortune or terrible injustice. And you have to do it no matter what is true. No matter what is hard. No matter what unjust, sad, sucky things have befallen you. Self-pity is a dead-end road. You make the choice to drive down it. It’s up to you to decide to stay parked there or to turn around and drive out.

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson
{Mentioned here}

Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Accumulate experiences. Consider the lilies. Criticize by creating. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can.

Be the Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible by Regina Brett
{Mentioned here, here and here}

Life circumstances account for 10 percent of happiness. That’s it? Yep. Genetics make up 50 percent. The rest? It’s all up to you? What if you gave that 40 percent 100 percent? Look at how you currently view your life. Examine your current perspective then choose a new way to see your life. Decide what you don’t want and what you do want. Every morning look in the mirror and affirm the miracle that you are right now, as is, then step into your day and watch what happens.

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