5/07/2010

Book Review: I Wish You Enough by Bob Perks

Through the Thomas Nelson Blogger program, I was given the opportunity to read I Wish You Enough by Bob Perks. It’s a short little book with a big message: I wish you enough. Each chapter has to do with a different “wish”.
Here’s a brief description of the book from the Thomas Nelson website:

“When having more leaves you empty, you’ll discover true happiness lies in enough!

I Wish You Enough encompasses 8 values needed for true contentment and happiness, and transforms them into 8 wishes—or sentiments—for the reader. Through short, inspirational stories about everyday people, author Bob Perks reopens our eyes and hearts to the abundance all around that we so often take for granted.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough “Hellos” to get you through the final “Good-bye.” “

The author tells mostly stories about other people he has met (my favorite part of the book), other times they are his own stories to tell. I keep this book on my desk as a constant reminder to appreciate everything and everyone. I definitely wasn’t disappointed with this book, and I loved that it was short and sweet. It didn’t go on and on, although I wish (ha!) that he would’ve included a couple more stories.
While it seems odd to wish someone enough, after reading the book it made sense. Without any loss, you would never appreciate all that you have. I know that everytime I read a story in the news about a child that is sick, I hug our children a little tighter at night. I don’t ever take my time with them for granted and cherish it all, even the tough times when they are really testing my patience.
I definitely recommend this book. If you don’t want it for yourself, give it to someone who may need it. There is a To/From spot at the beginning page in case you want to gift it to someone else. But beware if you are pregnant and hormonal like me, you may shed a tear or two!


I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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