Thursday, June 8, 2017

Review: The Turquoise Table by:Kristin Schell

 The Turquoise Table: Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front Yard
About the Book:
A simple way to connect your neighborhood, your community and build friendships.

Are you consumed with a busy life but unsure how to slow down? Do you desire connection within your community and think, “Absolutely, but I don’t have time for that” or “I can’t create that”? What if there was another way through it all, a way to find those moments of peace and to create a time for honest, comfortable connection? What if meeting neighbors and connecting with friends was as simple as showing up and being available?

Desperate for a way to slow down and connect, Kristin Schell put an ordinary picnic table in her front yard, painted it turquoise, and began inviting friends and neighbors to join her. Life changed in her community and it can change in yours, too. Alongside personal and heartwarming stories, Kristin gives you:

 Stress-free ideas for kick-starting your own Turquoise Table

Simple recipes to take outside and share with others

Stories from people using Turquoise Tables in their neighborhoods

Encouragement to overcome barriers that keep you from connecting

New ways to view hospitality

 Today, Turquoise Tables are inviting individuals to connect with each other in nearly all fifty states and seven countries. Ordinary people like you wanting to make a difference right where they live.

Community and friendship are waiting just outside your front door.

My Review:
 This is the first downfall to my day and it explains how many times I deal with my family. The author speaks about this and how she dealt with it. She gives you different ideas about how you can discipline yourself as well as your family in a way to connect one on one more. in todays world it is just too hard to slow down.

 We have to put forth the effort or it will never happen. We have to step away from the television, the computer and the phone in order to connect with our world better or we will never do it. Our time and our time with others is very precious and should be treasured. Or we will look up one day and those moments will be gone.

 The author explains how she painted her pic nic table turquoise blue and that was her meeting place to connect she also gives you multiple ideas to help reign the people around you in. Overall, a great book for connecting! And as others have stated in their reviews it would make an excellent book for the coffee table, for your guests to read. So that they can start their own.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.

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