We have opportunities every day to give back that we simply (for whatever reason) just don’t take advantage of. Tuesdays with Morrie – an old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lesson by Mitch Albom. This book reminds us of the level of humanity that is within all of us. As readers, and observers we tend to forget the simple acts of kindness that can soften the hardest of hearts or the toughest of people, especially those living out their final days.
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is about relationships. Those relationships that develop naturally over time not those forced by situational powder kegs. The give and take, being open to receive from those we feel have nothing left to give but their truth. The author, Mitch Albom is the younger man who was given another chance and took the opportunity to give back to his college professor and friend, Morrie. Morrie suffered from ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s Disease and although the disease ravaged his body, it could not touch his mind and/or his spirit.
Mitch Albom interlaces sound words of wisdom with practical common sense which enables TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE to draw you in as an active participant rather than an observer watching an episode from a television show. The author’s way of retelling the story enables you to super-impose yourself into the storyline and get caught up in the life lessons being taught about Morrie’s unselfish sharing of his life, those people who touched him and those whom he touched. He was so grateful for all the sweet intangibles that made up his unconditional friendships.
A THOUGHT for your SOUL:
- “So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”
As you finish reading the final page, we are well reminded of the many “Morries” in our own lives. Those powerful connections that transcend age. How many opportunities do we have to get it right? …You really only need just one to make a difference in your life.
Let’s BOND over BOOKS rates this book as MELODICALLY MEANINGFUL (151-300 pgs)…just the right mixture of content and pages.