Two activities I most enjoy are collaborating with others and being outside in nature. While the two may seem divergent, the truth is that appreciating both requires many of the same skills: mindfulness, openness to receiving, and a willingness to contribute.
I was able to share both of my favorite pursuits in the recent book project “365 Moments of Grace,” a collaborative effort with more than 250 inspirational authors. Publishers Jodi Chapman and Dan Teck set the vision for the book — short, true-life stories (one page each – for quick inspiration!) written with love and infused with grace so readers could come to better see the many ways grace shows up.
It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life, and that includes the mindset of “victimization” — “why did happen to me?” In 365 Moments, every contribution shares a miracle. Maybe it’s about a near-death experience, maybe it’s about healing from an illness, or seeking an answer and having the answer show up in an unexpected, yet wonderful way.
As for me? I wrote about a moment in nature and receiving a beautiful gift just because I was paying attention!
When 365 Moments of Grace was released on Tuesday, 21 June, it quickly catapulted to a #1 international best-seller…
…and landed in the #1 spot in seven Amazon categories:
#1 in Movers & Shakers in both US and Canada (out of every book sold)
#1 in New Age & Spirituality/Self-Help
#1 New Release in New Age & Spirituality/Self-Help
#1 New Release in New Age & Spirituality/Mental & Spiritual Healing
#1 in Spirituality – Canada
#1 New Release in Spirituality – Canada
As one of many contributors, I didn’t know where Jodi and Dan would place my piece. When I received my print copy, imagine the grace I felt when I saw my story on June 2, the birthday of my late, paternal grandmother — Mama Gladys. She was a major influence in my life, showing me so many beautiful things to appreciate about nature. The synchronicity brought tears to my eyes.
My hope for you is that after reading the 365 reflections on grace, you’ll be on the lookout for moments of grace to show up in your life…and that you’ll be open to receiving them when they do!
Here’s where the good gets even better! For a limited time, receive almost 100 soulful bonus gifts for free when you order 365 Moments of Grace! Some are downloadable directly, and others ask that you enter your email to receive them. You can unsubscribe at any time, and you will still receive your gift.
Go to 365momentsofgrace.com after ordering your book to receive your free inspirational gifts.
Sheila Callaham is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, and life coach. Recently relocated to the San Antonio area in the big state of Texas, she’s making new friends and (still) looking for the perfect cowgirl hat.