I’ve been continuing my readings in Mike Mason’s Champagne for the Soul lately. Here’s a great excerpt:
joy depends on making the most of whatever light there is, even in darkness…If you’re having the sort of day that rates a two out of ten, why not make it the best two possible? I can testify from experience that the top end of two feels a lot better than the bottom end. In reaching for the top of two, I’ve often been surprised to find my hand closing around ten. Joy is always closer than we think.
I’ve quoted Mike Mason more than anyone else this year as I’ve read and reflected my way through Champagne for the Soul. And a few years ago, I also read and delighted in The Mystery of Marriage, which is quite simply the best book I’ve ever read on marriage. In fact, I love what I’ve read of Mason’s work so much that I have got another of his books on my reading pile ready to go as I come to the end of Champagne for the Soul!
But it’s going to take me a while to get blogging on that next one so, in the meantime, why don’t you buy one of his books so that you can discover this writer for yourself? I promise that you will not regret it.