Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy Summary

Sarah Ban Breathnach
- 1995
Daily Reading
This book is good to read when you feel grateful.

Key Takeaways

  1. Embracing simplicity can lead to a more content and joyful life.
  2. Gratitude is foundational to experiencing daily joys and fulfillment.
  3. Finding beauty in ordinary things enriches your everyday experience.
  4. Self-care and personal reflection are crucial for maintaining emotional and spiritual well-being.
  5. Cultivating a habit of daily gratitude can transform your perspective on life.


Breathnach provides a year’s worth of insightful and empowering essays that guide readers through finding their own path to personal peace and happiness.

Each month focuses on a different theme, encouraging readers to explore and cultivate qualities like simplicity, joy, and gratitude in their lives.

The book includes practical exercises that invite readers to actively engage with the material and apply the concepts to their daily lives.

'Simple Abundance' offers not just philosophical insights but actionable steps that lead to a deeper appreciation of life's simple pleasures.

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