Thursday, July 08, 2004

"the five people you meet in heaven"

you know, the author's name temporarily escapes me, but he's the man that wrote "tuesdays with morrie."

i picked up this book, after it was recommended to me by a couple of my friends. there's nothing like peer pressure when it comes to reading material, ladies and gentlemen.

if you've ever read "who moved my cheese?" then you will prob'ly enjoy this book. it's just as quick a read, too.

at the beginning of the book, eddie dies while trying to save the life of a young girl at the amusement park that he works at. the story doesn't end there, as we're then allowed to meet the five people that eddie must meet in heaven before he's allowed to rest in eternal peace. these five people present interesting doesn't disappear when life does...strangers are connected more intimately to us than some family members...a random act that we'd classify as trivial is, in fact, anything but trivial.

every day, we're faced with different people and circumstances that reverbate not only in our lives, but in our friends and families, as well. the same is true of strangers. i'm sure most of us have heard the phrase that "it's not what happens that matters, it's how you deal with it that matters." after reading this book, i was forced to think about the relationships in my life. you will, too.

also, here's a 20$ off coupon for border's.


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