Whether you are a world-weary worker juggling the demands of a hectic life or a seeker of soul-satisfying experiences, this deceptively simple, elegantly illustrated book is your key to refresh, renew, rethink, and recharge. During a backpacking trek, Eileen McDargh discovered that mountains have incredible wisdom to offer if one has eyes to see and ears to hear. Just as the ocean inspired Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s classic Gifts from the Sea, so too can a mountain become a lyrical metaphor for coping with life’s complexities. Whether musing on wild onions or mosquitoes, river crossings or thunderbolts, Eileen shares lessons for understanding the mundane and the magnificent, the difficult and the delightful, the ordinary and the extraordinary. Each two-page spread features a watercolor painting illuminating these concise, graceful reflections. Gifts from the Mountain helps us pay attention to the process of life and to take joy in the journey.