tuesdays with morrie

September 11, 2009

so today, while recuperating from nasal surgery, i decided to pick up and read a book i’ve been dying to get to. i have a stack of books that I have yet to pack because i want to read them before putting them away and so this morning i finished my last marianne williamson book and started tuesdays with morrie by mitch albom. this book i have to say is amazing. i could not put it down and was able to finish the book under 4 hours all the while grasping its life lessons. i’ve dealt alot the past 6 months with my life, what i want out of it, who i am, and who i am becoming. really, the past year i’ve learned who i am and have learned to love the skin and place i am at in life. i’m at peace with my life and the more i read the more i am encouraged about being on the right path for whatever God has planned for me… so here are a few quotes that i highlighted:

“the most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” (pg. 52)

“sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. and if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too–even when you’re in the dark. even when your falling.” (pg. 61)

“to know you’re going to die, and to be prepared for it at any time. that’s better. that way you can actually be more involved in your life while you’re living.” (pg. 81)

“once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.” (pg. 82)

“you have to find what’s good and true and beautiful in your life as it is now.” (pg. 120)

“do the kinds of things that come from the heart. when you do, you won’t be dissatisfied, you won’t be envoius, you won’t be longing for somebody else’s things. on the contrary, you’ll be overwhelmed with what comes back.” (pg. 128)

“as long as we can love each other, and remember the feeling of love we had, we can die without ever really going away. all the love you created is still there. all the memories are still there. you live on–in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here…. death ends a life, not a relationship.” (pg. 174)

“there is no formula to relationships. they have to be negotiated in loving ways, with room for both parties, what they want and what they need, what they can do and what their life is like…. love is when you are so concerned about someone else’s situation as you are about your own.” (pg. 178)

and my favorite quote of the whole book….

“devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning” (pg. 127)”

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