Tuesdays with Morrie
by Mitch Albom
Accept who you are; and revel in it.
As is my preference for books and movies: I didn’t know anything at all about this book before I started reading it. I love to get a recommendation from someone I trust and dive in.
I can’t honestly remember if anyone I trust explicitly recommended this book to me. I think I stumbled on it in a Little Free Library and picked it up, remembering having heard the name multiple times before.
This true story memoir gets quickly to the point: a student is learning his final lessons from his favorite professor who’s been given a terminal diagnosis.
This book definitely pulls at all the heart strings. It was a really quick read for me, and it led me through a few good cries. I’ve been in a season of finding myself in content that has a core message of learning to love and accept my self; as well as life. Releasing the idea that I can or should attempt to control. Learning to be present and mindful.
This book certainly went along with that theme.
Love wins, love always wins.
Yes, there were a bunch of cliches about being faced with death. Yes, it was sappy at times. YES, it was a fantastic reminder of how important it is to prioritize how we live right now.
I am super glad I read this book. It was a quick read, just under 200 pages.
(I finished it in a couple of no-social-media days while still homeschooling, doing house work, and solo parenting three kids.)
It’s another one that’s in my library, so if you’re local and you want to borrow it, reach out!
Well, for one thing, the culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. We’re teaching the wrong things. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it.
Create your own. Most people can’t do it.