Hannah's Gift: Lessons from a Life Fully Lived (Paperback)
Lessons from a Life Fully Lived
Bantam Books, 9780553381221, 227pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2003
power of love. Closing her eyes and extending her arms, Hannah began to dance. Oblivious to everything but the shoes on her feet, she skipped and clicked across the floor, twirling in circles, faster and faster. There was something about her pure joy and the defiant nobility of the red shoes that caught everyone's attention.... The true measure of a life is not its length but the fullness with which it is lived From the Hardcover edition.
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Praise For Hannah's Gift: Lessons from a Life Fully Lived…
“Maria Housden’s testament to a dying daughter’s transcendent wisdom, a mother’s all-too-earthly devotion, and love’s uncanny gift for transforming the greatest suffering into joy and self-awareness comes as a gift to us all.”
–Mark Matousek, author of Sex Death Enlightenment
“Hannah’s Gift is a celebration of life in all its richness, pain, mystery, and wonder. Maria Housden gives us renewed faith in the transformative power of love.”
–John Welwood, author of Toward a Psychology of Awakening
“As Maria Housden guides us through her daughter’s grave illness, we too receive Hannah’s gift to the world. Like a master spiritual teacher, this remarkable little girl opens our hearts to what matters–compassion for ourselves and one another.”
–Joan Duncan Oliver, former editor in chief, One Spirit
Book Club and New Age magazine
“Superlatives seem pointless. Read it and weep for the sheer joy of being alive.”
–Jeremiah Abrams, author of Meeting the Shadow
"This portrait of a short, joyous life can be comforting to anyone who has lost a child."