As accountant James Smith approaches his 40th birthday, he concludes that his life is tedious, ho-hum, dull, and, well… mediocre. He can’t image the vast ways that those around him are affected by his simple, caring acts.
James Smith is an ordinary man, with an ordinary name, leading a very ordinary life.
Little does he know his seemingly insignificant acts of kindness—from saying hello to the doorman every day to leaving a generous tip for a waitress—make a difference. All James can see is others’ successes compared to his failings as a husband, father, and friend. So when his wife decides to throw him a birthday party, James has no idea that one special gift is going to change his perspective—and his life.
Title: Counting Candles
Author: Dustin W. Bradshaw
Publisher: Sweetwater Books (Cedar Fort)
Release Date: June 10, 2014
Formats: 240 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, softcover; e-book
Absolutely LOVED this! A relatively quick read with such an important message about how the simple, ordinary things we do every day can make an extraordinary difference in other people’s lives. Fabulous!
(My only complaint is that as the book switches to other character’s perspectives it can be a bit confusing to figure out how far back in time you’ve jumped in order to get their full story.)