There are many types of travel. One’s life journey is certainly one kind of very personal travel. Well Seasoned, Savoring Lifes Lessons by Rebecca Webb Wilson is a book of reflections. Reflections on the seasonal lifecycle and travel through a woman’s life. It’s going to touch you no matter where you are on your life journey …summer, fall, winter or spring. You are going to see yourself somewhere in this book. You will want to share it with someone you know. It’s a carefully crafted tale of life lessons with over 100 soul- shining full-color images.
I could go on and on about this book, but I think the best way to share it with you, is to give you some examples of the content in each season.
First Season: Summer
“Think of the first twenty years on earth as two decades of summer in which we learn to swim through life.” Page 9.
Second Season: Autumn
“At this stage we look forward to more schooling, new jobs, first-time spouses, and first time families. There’s a lot of enthusiasm in the early part of this stage, similar to that generated at autumn football and soccer games. Optimism and cheers, a nothing can stop me attitude, help define this season.” Page 30.”
Third Season: Winter
“We question whether we’re in the right job, the right relationship, the right volunteer spot, the right church, the right body. Have we made some comic mistake we can correct on our own?” Page
Fourth Season: Spring
“Spring is the season with the best press. It symbolizes birth, newness, freshness, and beauty. The surprise of a long life may well be the realization that this is the best season of all. We no longer have overwhelming day-to-day responsibilities. Page 80. “Now is our time to try new things, to learn, to pick and choose where we give back, knowing that we want to live significant lives, to make the world better.” Page 105
Yup, that just about sums it all up.
As a parting gift, the author says “May you finish this book and its journey with an abundance of gratitude, joy and hope.” Here’s another special “share”, her mother’s recipe for Chess Pie, a Southern favorite. Enjoy.
MOTHER’S CHESS PIE
3 T. buttermilk
3 T. butter
1 ½ c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
Melt butter and mix all ingredients well. Pour in regular size pie shell and cook for 10 minutes at 425; then lower temperature to 350 and continue to cook for 30 more minutes. A Southern favorite.
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Well Seasoned: Savoring Life’s Lessons
Paperback – $25
Published: September 28, 2014
Rebecca Webb Wilson (Author)
Be well and creative my friends – Linda K.