One Book I’m Grateful For

When Beth Revis challenged her followers to blog about their favorite books and the books they are most grateful for, I knew I had to step up to the challenge.  What I didn’t realize was how hard it would be to narrow down the list of books that I’m grateful for – that have changed me fundamentally as a person. The list is very long, but wow…

I think, right now, the book I am most grateful for is…

Now, before you think I’ve gone COMPLETELY off the deep end, I would ask you to remember the last time you read this little gem of a book? My guess is early elementary school. My guess is you probably also don’t really remember it. But, I promise, it’s worth the quick read again.

Why do I love this little book so much? It’s simple. It’s sweet. It’s about the power of imagination. Harold draws a world that he needs; draws the simple things he loves and creates his journey along the way. He is not held back by what isn’t there, but instead he sees obstacles as an opportunity to make his world how he would like it to be. Because Harold draws his world as he goes, he does it with an innocence that I feel we lose all too soon in our lives.

More than anything, though, this book is about the POWER of imagination. As I look at what I really want to do with my life, Harold and his purple crayon are great reminders to use what I have been given and to share it with the world.

So, what’s your favorite book?  Comment here, and then check out this awesome contest you can enter by blogging about the book YOU are most grateful to have read!

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