by Kahlia Meeuwsen, Entertainment Columnist
Published in Entertainment on 7th November, 2018
Once in a while, we come across a product that can not only delight others, but assist those when they may need a little more light in their day. Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Gmorning, Gnight!" is a book worth having, and the messages within can prove themselves to be useful in reminding us of our own inner strength.
Filled with great art, important messages and a whole lot of love, "Gmorning, Gnight!" is without a doubt, a must-own. The same can also be said for the audio version of the book, in which Lin-Manuel Miranda reads those fantastic messages to us himself. If that's not enough to entice you, let's take a look at what this book has to offer!
For those who may not be familiar with Lin-Manuel Miranda, he's well known for the masterpiece known as Hamilton. While it might be his most popular piece that certainly isn't the only thing he's achieved! In fact, you might say that he's a man who is nonstop.
There are many who enjoy Miranda's works, and it's certainly worthwhile to keep up with what he has going on. One of his more recent creations is "Gmorning, Gnight!". Written by Miranda and illustrated by Jonny Sun, there is a lot to gain with this book in your hand.
There are so many issues running rampant in the world today that can drag us down. Sometimes we need a little personal message to help lift ourselves up, and remember that there are good things in our world, and certainly good people!
In Lin-Manuel Miranda's book, we get handy little messages that are short and easy to understand, but also carry important messages that remind us to look at the brighter side, push ourselves to really take on the day or allow ourselves to rest.
Many of us who make frequent use of Twitter have come to look forward to Lin-Manuel's pleasant "Gmorning" and "Gnight" messages, which can serve as little affirmations. With just a few words, Miranda is able to remind us of our strengths and ability to start the day off right. He brings a touch of light into days that may not start out brightly for everyone.
The "Gmorning, Gnight!" book is able to provide that light to those who may not use Twitter or social media for any number of reasons. We get to see those day-brightening messages without the negative aspects that can typically come with social media.
On top of that, the book includes delightful imagery that adds to the lightness included in the messages. Who doesn't want to see cute drawings alongside the great messages that Miranda shares with the world?
In modern times, darkness can lurk just about anywhere. Especially for those who suffer from anxiety, depression or just about any other form of mental illness. There can often be days when it's extremely difficult to find any positivity in your life or situation.
When the darkness feels overwhelming, many of us turn to different forms of comfort or distraction to help remind us that there is more outside of the swarming clouds of negativity. In other instances, those who are grieving or experiencing difficult situations can also benefit from some comfort as well.
Instead of looking for the nearest distraction to numb the brain, why not grab hold of something that brings with it lightness, positivity and reminders that you are stronger and more capable than you may believe. It may not be a cure, but the affirmations found here can help to clear away a little bit of the fog.
If there's anyone in your life you want to provide a little bit of motivation for, this is a great book to hand over to them! Because the positive messages are quick and easily-digestible, it's not going to scare off those who aren't a big fan of reading.
Because it can be enjoyed in little bits, those receiving the book can also choose to select one "Gmorning" and "Gnight" pair to focus on in the morning and before bed. That can provide a message to think about throughout the day, creating motivation and reminding them of what they're capable of.
Once the evening rolls around, they'll then be able to enjoy a message that reminds them that rest is essential, healing and worth making time for. Whether those you gift it to are going through a rough time or not, this book is a great way to lift their spirits!
For those who prefer to listen to their affirmations rather than reading them, or want to do both at the same time, there's even an audiobook you can enjoy wherever you are. Narrated by Miranda himself, you'll be able to listen to this book whenever you might need a little bit of a boost.
This is a great option for those who may be visually impaired, or who want the comfort of sound when they might be on the go, or somewhere where they can't just pull out a book and start reading. For some, hearing these messages may feel much more meaningful. It's wonderful that the audiobook is an option!
Whether it's for the convenience, or just because you want to hear Lin-Manuel's voice regularly, there are few reasons not to check out the audiobook if you're a fan.
There are so many reasons to check out this book, and the audiobook if you choose to. If you're a fan of Lin-Manuel Miranda, affirmations, positivity or all of the above, you really can't go wrong with this one. It can be a great way to lift you up when you're down, provide a little comfort when things look bleak, or just enjoy when you want some positivity.
Who doesn't need a little bit of encouragement from time to time? With these delightful greetings and the wonderfully paired art, "Gmorning, Gnight!" is a great way to get it.