Monday, March 19, 2012
Have you read ONE MONTH TO LIVE?
Thank you to the folks who stopped by and made comments on my Saturday slice Figuring Out My Life's Purpose. It meant a lot to me that you took time from your busy day to share your thoughts and advice. You helped me realize that I'm not alone in my search.
I was feeling like I needed some time to myself yesterday so I skipped a few chores and went to one of my favorite places, Barnes and Noble. As I browsed the "New Arrivals" table, a title caught my eye. One Month to Live by Kerry and Chris Shook. I thumbed through and read a pages. The tone seemed very compasionate, and I wanted to read more. I have so many questions about the direction and purpose of my life, I wondered if this little books could help me find the answers I need to feel at peace. I took the book to the cafe' and sat down with a cup of chai. Much of what I read was not new to me. Over the years, I've read dozens of self-help books that promise to guide you in finding your life's purpose. One thing I did like about this one is that it consists of daily strategies, small steps to change your life and live with no-regrets. Many of the steps like forgiving people and letting those you love know it, I've always done.
I read the stategies that most applied to what I'm looking for. Once again, most of them were not new to me. I left without buying the book because I thought it might end up on my shelf with the others. We're living on my income alone these days so I try to spend money on needs over wants. As I said, I already own a lot of self-help books. Also, the title One Month to Live grabbed my attention, but after a while the thinking about that concept started to feel depressing. I think it might make me even more anxious about finding my purpose before my time runs out! : )
I'm wondering if any of you have read ONE MONTH TO LIVE, and if it really helped you find your life's purpose. Was there another book you found more helpful?