What is a hands free life?
Would you choose to do that one more thing on your to-do list?
Or would you choose to savor that one more day with your loved ones?
This thought popped up while I was reading Hands Free Life by Rachel Macy Stafford.
I have subscribed to the author’s blog www.handsfreemama.com and I have read many articles that struck a chord in my mama heart. Rachel shares stories of moments that held realizations and lessons for her. I am inspired by her Hands Free journey, and like her, I want to connect more with my children by letting go of distractions. Closing my laptop so I could look into their expressive eyes and listen to their thoughts, putting my phone down so I could play with them, suspending the items on my to-do list so I could create something with them are a few ways of doing so.
Reading this book is pretty much like reading a collection of her blog posts. They are mostly from a mother’s perspective. Although this book is described as being relevant to everyone, I think the people who could most relate with her stories are the mom readers.
I wish there were:
- more references to the Bible
- practical application of God’s Word to the “hands-free life”
I am inspired to:
- accept my imperfect life
- love my imperfect life
- love the mundane moments
- acknowledge that hope and change lies in my hands and actions
- be involved in what’s going in my loves ones’ minds and hearts
- capture moments, make lasting & loving memories and form positive habits
I would recommend this uplifting book to people who want to live life with open hands, open eyes and open hearts. 🙂
Note: I was provided with a free copy by BookLook in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.