Non-spoiler summary in one sentence: If you’re looking to simplify your life and be reminded to be more grateful and loving day-to-day, here’s the desk calendar for you.
Initial thoughts: I bought this hoping for some small tokens of inspiration and to see if I could pay attention to a desk calendar.
Genre(s) IMHO: Books that aren’t books, Self Help
Conclusion: I don’t regret getting into the day-to-day desk calendar craze; certainly some of these quotes made me smile or feel inspired for a day. I’ve even pinned a few of them to my wall to remember all year. Having said this, these quotes weren’t mind-altering or life changing in my personal life, and I don’t think I could read a whole book of this writing style in one sitting; it’s just too simplified for my tastes.
*** Rebecca N. McKinnon’s Rating System Key ***
– ‘Did not like it’ means I probably didn’t finish it and I definitely would not recommend, own, or re-read
– ‘It was ok’ means I probably finished it but would not recommend, own, or re-read
– ‘Liked it’ means I finished it and might recommend it to some but not all people. I would not own it or re-read it.
– ‘Really liked it’ means I finished it and would recommend it but only after my 5 star favorites. I would not own it or re-read it.
– ‘It was amazing’ means I finished it, would recommend it, own it, and re-read it.
– Carlson was born and raised in the Bay Area, California.
– Studied at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
– He wrote a whole series in the same vein (The Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Collection Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and It’s All Small Stuff Don’t Worry Make Money Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff with Your Family)