Extraordinary Ordinary Moments by Jorey Hurley Review

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Description: A journal for appreciating the beautiful, the quirky, the surprising, and the overlooked. Throughout the hustle and bustle every day, we must remember to slow down, unplug, and take in our surroundings. Illustrator Jorey Hurley has made the quest for mindfulness easy. Her gentle prompts, paired with bright but delicate illustrations, will encourage you to reflect on those seemingly mundane moments and find what makes them worthy of holding on to. Maybe your watermelon at breakfast was perfectly crisp, or the brake lights of traffic formed a beautiful pattern. Each page offers a new opportunity to jot down a story, paste in a picture, or doodle something from your imagination. As the days go by, you’ll discover how this one small ritual will put you more in tune with yourself and the world around you.

My Thoughts: The concept of this book is great, it teaches you to look for the extraordinary in the ordinary, to find beauty in every day. The illustrations are very whimsical and fun. I was surprised by how big this book was, it could be used for several years…it would be so much fun to revisit many years in the future. I am planning on dating each entry and using it as a journal of sorts. It allows for a lot of creativity, there is a small prompt on each page with an illustration and you could journal, doodle, or even add things to the book.

Some of the prompts are “something you put away”, “a villain”, “something that made you laugh”, “a gadget you love”, ” an annoyance”.

My only problem with this book is that I think it could be very time consuming to find an appropriate page for each day (I plan on skipping around, if you go through it in order it wouldn’t be a problem). Over time, the book would become more familiar and easier to search through but at first I could see this being a bit frustrating to me. Other than that I have no complaints, it’s a beautiful book and would make a great gift.

My Rating: 5 stars

I received this from Blogging for books in exchange for an honest review.

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