Now that summer is here, I've finally found that I have time to read! And the first book of summer is one that I have to share. It's called The Cupcake Queen Bites Back and it's written by my bloggy buddy Jackie Tanner who authors the blog Confessions of a Cupcake Queen.
Jackie sent me a copy of her book a few months back, and it's been sitting on my nightstand ever since, calling my name on a fairly regular basis, so I was eager to dive in and finally read it! It was worth the wait! A very quick read, Jackie keeps the reader engaged with short chapters sprinkled with poems of all sorts, as she shares her journey through an eating disorder and into recovery.
One of the poems that grabbed me is called You still here? In it, Jackie speaks of being pulled down, sucked under, yet, reaching out with the hope that help will be there. I like the simplicity and clarity of the hope that speaks from these words. Pay particular attention to the passage called Life Is For Embracing. It starts with a very true quote "you're here for a good time, not a long time," which kinda made me think. A lot.
I leave you with one last gem from the book - Inner Beauty. You are, inside and out, far more beautiful than you think. And you very well may want to go and read this book!