Every decision we make in life has a ripple effect. This ripple effect impacts ourselves and others. The ripples of life is the center of Diana LeGere’s book Ripples: A Memoir of Reflection (ISBN:978-0997912623). With each story, LeGere explores moments of her life and the ripples they created. This memoir is a perfect read for anyone who questions their own life journey, as LeGere gives advice on how to accept life as a journey.
Each chapter is a reflective story from LeGere’s life. She explores the themes of sharing your gifts and talents, discovering your authentic self, stepping outside of your comfort zone, relaxing and just letting go, trusting God, forgiveness, accepting God’s timing, learning from your experiences, giving up control, and seizing new opportunities. At the close of each story, LeGere includes a Bible verse, prayer, reflective questions, and journaling space. The reflective questions and journaling space truly allows the reader to reflect on their own life and get to know herself.
There were three sections that spoke to me on a spiritual level: “Be authentic,” “There is nothing God would put into your heart He would not bring to pass,” and “What we have is today.” For someone who has been yearning for self-reflection and self-discovery, LeGere’s words and lessons were inspirational. I am in a period of transition, but I need to be true to myself as I relinquish control and let God guide me. With that being said, I need to seize new opportunities as my heart leads me by God’s direction. I gained a greater connection with myself and with God through working my way through LeGere’s memoir, and I believe that anyone striving to better understand themselves and/or striving to better understand life’s journey will enjoy this book.
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