There are a lot of different types of books that I read. I like fiction and non-fiction. I like tough-to-read and easy-to-read. But the type of book that I read most often is the inspirational book. Almost every morning, I pick up a book and just read for a few minutes. The book is one that inspires me to live simply or to be better at my relationships or to otherwise do things a little bit better than I’ve been doing them.
One of the most well-known books that is on my shelf of easy-to-read inspirational books is All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. The book serves to remind us that life may seem complicated but the important things in life are actually really simple. It does this through a series of essays that are short and succinct. You don’t need a lot of words to remember the basics about life.
At the core of this book is the belief that taking care of yourself and being kind to others are all that we really need to know in life. The rest of the suggestions are just tips to be added on to the core two tips to live a full and happy life. Although I do think that there are times when more complex thought is required of us, I love the easy inspiration of a book like this one.
In fact, I’d really like to check out the most up-to-date version of the book which has Twenty-Five New Essays that I haven’t had the opportunity to read yet. I’ll have to get that one from the library. If you’re interested in the original version of the book, you can get it from Amazon through the link above or you can get it through Paperback Swap here.