Open When – Letters To Lift Your Spirits by Karen Salmansohn
If you’re looking for a unique gift to give a friend, Open When – Letters To Life Your Spirit by Karen Salmansohn is as likely to catch your eye as it did mine. This book – described as an “emergency inspiration kit designed to lift the spirits” – contains twelve inspirational messages tucked away in beautifully illustrated envelopes, waiting for the recipient to open like a surprise gift that comes when you need it the most.
Unfortunately, while this book held great potential, it did not quite live up to my personal expectations!
What I like most about Open When…Letters To Life Your Spirits are the soft, watercolor illustrations. They are absolutely perfect and exactly what I hoped to discover inside.
However – aside from the beautiful illustrations – the rest of the book left me feeling rather disappointed.
First, the book is tiny – much smaller than I expected it to be. I ordered this book as a gift for a friend but, after reading it, feel that it is not substantial enough to stand on its own – at best, it is gift basket or stocking stuffer material.
Next, most of the content did not work for me. Several of the messages were trite; several were based on Buddhist philosophy; none of them provided new inspiration or insights to me.
I wish that I could recommend this book to you but, regrettably, I can’t. As much as I love the concept and enjoyed the beautiful illustrations, this book just did not enrich my life.
I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.
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