Today has been named the most miserable day of the year, triggered by bad weather, money worries and failed resolutions. I concur that I was feeling pretty hacked off today, the school run was wet, my kids were fractious and the house is a tip. Oh deep joy, a day spent doing housework, ironing, washing and cleaning, just what the doctor ordered to make me feel special. Not.
Then the postman knocked, he gave me a package from Canada and went back out into the grey, rainy, miserable morning. I have only just opened it but the sentiment behind the package has cheered me up no end.
It was a book called RUT from Concord Free Press that I read and applied for just before Christmas. The philosophy is simple, they will send you a free bestseller and all they ask you do is to give some money to a group you support or someone in need. Where and how much you give - that's completely up to you. You then track your donation on their website and pass the book along to another reader. It's all about inspiring generosity.
It's a simple but powerful concept and an ongoing experiment in publishing.
Why not help share the love?