Reading this insane man’s autobiography.
He writes elegantly, and has great vocabulary and oops, I just saw a squirrel - has the tendency to ramble and be very ADD.
Spent the last 4 days devoured in this book.
I absolutely fell in love with Little Bee.
Enthralled with books. Reading is genius.
Here are some great ideas:
This is me:
Pick up a book, and go.
and while you’re at it, drink orange juice, the fresh squeezed just juiced kind.
LATE ON THE BANDWAGON,
But I finally started/finished reading TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE.
I ate every word.
From this, I drew:
“Don’t cling to things, because everything is impermanent.” (p.103)
“…if you’re trying to show off for people at the top, forget it. They will look down on you anyhow. And if you’re trying to show off for people at the bottom, forget it. They will only envy you. Status will get you nowhere. Only an open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone.” (p.127)
“The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it.” (p.42)
I was still hungry. So then I read,
And from this, I drew:
“You have peace when you make it with yourself.” (p. 113)
“Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else.” (p. 94)
“Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves. (p. 141)
I cannot say I am a better person because of Mitch Albom.
But ever am I inspired to be.