The Magical Mindful Day Book Giveaway


By Latricia for 1StopMom


Reading is something I have enjoyed for as long as I could remember. As soon as I started having kids I bought them books and took them on weekly visits to the library. Now I have the pleasure of reading to my Granddaughter, Leilani. She is the perfect example of how it is never to early to start reading books to kids. She looks forward to having us read to her. I was buying her books since before she was born. She has quite a growing collection at home and my house. She loves to have you read to her and absorbs everything so she tries to read along to the best of her memory.

I love the expression on Leilani’s face when I show her a new book or pull out one of her favorites to read to her. This weekend I will be sharing the newest book from Deborah Salazar Shapiro called The Magical Mindful Day. 

The purpose of The Magical Mindful Day is to inspire the practice of mindfulness in our little ones, raise awareness of our interactions with all living beings, and remind kids that the Earth is their friend.

On a visit to the beach with her mother, Gaby, the main character of Salazar Shapiro’s debut book, and her best friend, Baba, encounter a talking cat named Oreo who introduces Gaby to many aspects of mindfulness—noticing the present moment, caring about the environment, and protecting the earth and all its creatures. Together, they share a bond that transcends time and place. The Magical Mindful Day takes children on the adventure of becoming mindful and shows them that joy and caring go hand in hand. Parents, teachers, earth lovers, and anyone who wants to encourage children to be more mindful will find much of value in this delightful tale.

These lessons translate to readers, as Salazar Shapiro encourages them to engage with the world around them in the same ways Gaby has, remembering the importance of practicing kindness toward everyone and everything. “Adults can incorporate gratitude into their daily lives along with their children, bringing mindful awareness and appreciation toward the people and things we often take for granted,” she says, inviting parents to work alongside children to foster love, respect, kindness, and compassion.

“I am a proud immigrant who wants to contribute to the well-being of all living beings. Growing up in El Salvador, witnessing the effects of a civil war, natural disasters, and extreme poverty taught me at a very young age to appreciate the things I had,” says Deborah Salazar Shapiro, who is combining her experiences with mindfulness and heart-based practices to bring to life The Magical Mindful Day, a children’s book for people of all ages.

This sounds like a great book and I can’t wait to read it to my granddaughter. It is so important to teach the next generations that is ok to be kind and care about other people.

The Magical Mindful Day will available for purchase on April 22, 2018. That happens to be Earth Day!