Very touching and inspiring. Makes one realize how we sadly choose to die and give up even when we are ensured of a long life.Morrie was one such soulVery touching and inspiring. Makes one realize how we sadly choose to die and give up even when we are ensured of a long life.Morrie was one such soul who chooses to live each minute to the fullest even when he knows that his days are numbered as the clock ticks away every deadly second of his.
It made me realize that we tend to give up with every minor issue that befalls us. We manage to let it eclipse our very existence. This book has taught me life’s greatest lesson indeed. It has inspired me to live life to the fullest by making it a heavenly paradise instead of cribbing and making it a living hell. At times we don’t realize the preciousness of the present time, taking it for granted. Instead we should learn to accept each minute as a blessing instead of a curse irrespective of life’s uncanny roller coaster rides. ...more
All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at that time.” This book depicts the above saying.
Eddie felt it was the end of everything whenAll endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at that time.” This book depicts the above saying.
Eddie felt it was the end of everything when he lost his life at the Ruby Pier while he was trying to save a girl. As he lands in heaven, surprises go beyond what he would have imagined. The five people he met in heaven taught him the lessons of life after he faced death, ironically.
There are some individuals whom you meet in life’s uncertain journey. It’s amazing to note what you learn from such beings irrespective of the time spent with them. The strange aspects of destiny take you through that phase of existence, unknown to the mortal and imbibe such teachings during your sole (soul) existence. This brings about a renowned realization of how learning is indeed a continuous process even after you leave the world behind you.
It has taught me that no matter what, there is no end to anything. We humans feel that one minor set back portrays the dead end. We fail to look upon it as an optimistic beginning of yet another experience. Death may be an end to one certain lifetime. But it’s just the beginning for the soul to take its course until it reaches its own destination carved for itself. After which it’s another beginning for its journey down earth only this time in another form.
Whether on earth or heaven, it has made me realize that the end of one phase is the beginning of another marvelous tryst with life/death. This book was written in a down to earth form yet left me with a heavenly feeling.
There are many in this world who would do anything to get just that one chance to make amends for their past misgivings. Yet very few get this goldenThere are many in this world who would do anything to get just that one chance to make amends for their past misgivings. Yet very few get this golden opportunity while the majority is saddled with that nostalgic remorse and regret.
Mitch Albom’s new edition titled “For one more day” takes one through a wistful journey which encounters a strange and enigmatic tryst with the ghost of the past. The story unfolds the main character Charley Benetto (Chick) whose life is in ruins. Being unwanted at his own daughter’ wedding was the last straw of having lost everything and he is ready to give up his life. As he takes a midnight ride to his hometown, he encounters his dead mother much to his amazement and everything seemed as normal as ever.
Instances from his life are brought to light with a quick flashback through the book. Being with his mother for that one day makes him realize the lack of time he spent with her and how out of touch he had been with her. Yet she had managed to retain that special place in his heart and the close call was what brought her to him and his encounter with the other world. As this journey nears an end, his surprise knows no bounds as he unravels several loopholes and a shocking truth in the end. He also gets the second chance to convey his unexpressed explanation for a certain act of his, which to his surprise was known to her all long.
This book is intriguing and emphasizes beautifully on a mother-son relationship. It makes one reflective and also makes ones eyes go moist and choke with emotion. The few words quoted in the book as the character’s father tells him “mama’s boy or daddy’s boy chick? What’s it gonna be?” As he recalls this statement in the end, he is made to realize by his mother that “a child should never have to choose.”
Many may dispute this as being just another ghost story. Yet there are times that we draw parallels and examples from our lost loved ones that make it seem as though they were never gone. They retain their omnipresence in our memories. There are some individuals to whom we postpone our visits; taking them for granted only to realize that one fine day they are no longer there. And then we grieve at our actions for having said something that had hurt them or not having spent quality time with them when they were alive. This thought continues to haunt us till eternity.
This book teaches one to never take anything or anyone for granted. Life’s uncertainty is such that we may never get another chance. So why not take the one life hands out and utilize it to the maximum as the saying goes,” If life hands you a lemon, make lemonade.” One should ensure this ‘lemonade’ remains sweet instead of letting it turn sour. ...more
Paulo Coelho of 'The Alchemist' fame has come up with yet another intriguing novel namely 'The witch of Portobello' which is on its way to become anotPaulo Coelho of 'The Alchemist' fame has come up with yet another intriguing novel namely 'The witch of Portobello' which is on its way to become another best seller.
It’s about a woman who lived in the 21st century yet her forward looking thoughts belonged to that of the 22nd century. Many people she encountered portrayed her to be unconventional, mysterious and interesting. Athena or Sherine as she was called was that and much more.
Her illusionary ways of regenerating oneself is indeed mezmerising.Whether it was creating a newfound enthusiasm level amongst bank employees much to the managers amazement, it certainly propelled one to definitely not ignore this enigmatic lady. She dared to do what no one else would have ever done in the wildest of their imaginations. The dance therapy which elated these individuals popularized itself as a group therapy technique.
She led others into a transcendental experience enabling the discovery of an unknown energy that we all possess yet choose to suppress it. Many were charmed by her enigmatic stance while others delved in hatred for her. However her novel methods stirred many souls to bring out this 'unknown energy'. Tapping their own souls by concentrating on their inner most selves led to novel discoveries and a new found tranquility.
This awareness is immersed in our subconscious self yet there remains an apprehensive stance by us to not promote this to our conscious levels. There are always two ways to doing things. One which is the most sought after conventional method. The other one portrays the unconventional pathway traveled by very few. Yet it works wonders for millions who choose the latter option.
Letting go of inhibitions and focusing on our core selves will lead to a new discovery of enjoyment which will make us relive our youth filled with joyous moments. Its a pity how one is forced to comply with the regular monotonous ways of doing things for the fear of being known as 'different'. Our courage often fails to take over us even if our thoughts are straying in this direction.
This book dares to differ from the rest and enables this charming discovery. This will indeed transform us to encounter the new purpose of existence.
One of my all time favourite classic. It comes out from the horse's mouth literally. Transports one to get a glimpse of the lives of horses,their agonOne of my all time favourite classic. It comes out from the horse's mouth literally. Transports one to get a glimpse of the lives of horses,their agonies and feelings that creates a feeling of pity towards them. While humans undergo suffering,the animals are a step further in this aspect and certainly proves the fact that the grass is not greener on the other side. ...more
An inspiring fable that soars the readers to spread their wings and fly as high as possible. Realization of the existence ofour inherent potential dawAn inspiring fable that soars the readers to spread their wings and fly as high as possible. Realization of the existence ofour inherent potential dawns as we choose to break ourselves free from certain barriers that makes us indeed a cut above the rest.Daring to do so will take our stars higher and higher till we rise above all physically,emotionally and spiritually. ...more
A brilliant fable that uncovers the malicious and ruthless game of politics,power and greed that sweeps compassion and humanity out of its well deservA brilliant fable that uncovers the malicious and ruthless game of politics,power and greed that sweeps compassion and humanity out of its well deserved place. ...more