This weekend while traveling back to my Home i picked the book “Tuesdays With Morrie” from the Railway Book Stall. I have read about this book from Robin Sharma’s several books so it wasn’t a difficult choice to make. The book is story of a guy Mitch Albom and Morrie Schwartz, his college professor and Mentor from nearly twenty years ago. Mitch has lost track of real beauties of life and is into fast pace life becoming rich and competing the world. He doesn’t have time for looking or caring about small precious moments while at the same time his mentor Morrie is suffering from ALS, a rare disease by which he will loose his muscles strength day per day and will eventually die in few months. The books is about the conversations that Mitch has with his professor on the Tuesdays while he was spending lasting moments of his life.
In these Tuesdays Morrie talks about family, emotions, forgiveness, culture, marriage, love, fear and all the real priorities of life. There are some very emotional moments, some moments of truth and some sad moments but all that will clear your head and will make you feel empty and relaxed. Some of the great lines from the book which are unforgettable are
Love is the only rational act
I just cannot forget this more i read it more i believe in it.
love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.
makes me love my dear ones more.
there is no such thing as ‘too late’ in life.
we always think what if we had done it earlier. You can do it now just start it.
Learn to forgive yourself and to forgive others.
I think this is a great lesson sometimes we are not able to forget small mistakes of others and part ourselves from the biggest love they can give us. Similarly sometimes we do not forget our bad deeds and are stuck in them forever.
Accept what you are able to do and what you are not able to do.
Know your strengths and weaknesses don’t punish yourself because of your weakness. Find your strengths and lead a life using your strengths.
If you haven’t read this book and are looking for some motivation in your life. I believe its the best book. It separates important from not so important. It makes you understand real priorities.
If you have read the book what other lessons you have learned from it. Share your bliss.