Monday, May 30, 2005

The five people you meet in Heaven

Some excerpts from Mitch Albom’s book, The five people you meet in Heaven.

“There are no random acts. We are all connected. You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind.”

“Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.”

On Sacrifice:
“Sacrifice is a part of life. It’s supposed to be. It’s not something to regret. It’s something to aspire to. Little sacrifices, Big sacrifices.”

On Forgiveness:
“No one is born with anger.” (We accumulate it in our lifetimes.) “And when we die, the soul is freed of it.”

On Anger:
“Holding anger is 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.”

On Love:
“Love, like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy. But sometimes, under the angry heat of life, love dries on the surface and must nourish from below, tending to its roots, keeping itself alive. “

This is an incredible book. The storyline, the language, the examples used are so straightforward making it easy to understand, relate to and apply to ones lives.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

rings a bell