"Change was the only constant. The rest was mysterious. Maybe that was why people loved mystery novels and detective shows, loved trying to solve crossword puzzles. It was time to walk the dogs, lift their leashes from the hook behind the door, put on her winter coat. The world waited, cold, grim, alive, beautiful. There was no saying no to it."
The Empty Chair by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
(Jewish Lights Publishing, $9.95)
"Know! A person walks in life on a very narrow bridge. The most important thing is not to be afraid."
Unraveled by Maria Housden (Three Rivers Press, $13.95)
"Happiness, contentment, and love were not experiences we could give each other, they were simply experiences we could share or be."
Anh's Anger by Gail Silver (Plum Blossom Books, $16.95)
"Anh and his anger sat together silently. They sat. They breathed in. They breathed out."
(Check out the mindfulness opportunities for families listed on the last page of the book.)
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (Laurel-Leaf Books, $6.99)
"When a Stargirl cries, she does not shed tears, but light."
June 2010, Janet Elfant