Warmth and Wise Words from Tuesdays

As a piggyback to my previous post, everyone has their struggles, moments when they feel defeated, when they need to cry. (Because of the situation, our moments will be ongoing until..well, we don’t know. We only know what we know right now, which entails a lot of gray area.) But after the moments, they get up, they move forward, and they smile again.  One day at a time and all is good…thanks again to all of you who offered prayers, hugs and support…

This weekend, my daughter and I did some Christmas shopping (avoiding black Friday madness), and it was a great mom/daughter time. Santa brought me an early gift, something I needed, adding some fun (and warmth) to life…

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“Behind every successful woman is a fabulous pair of shoes”  🙂

 

 

 

 

To those of you in the U.S., I hope your Thanksgiving was peaceful and special. And for everyone visiting here, I hope your weekend was the same!

I’m re-reading Tuesdays with Morrie, written by Mitch Albom. Long story short, Morrie was Mitch’s old college professor, who was dying from ALS. Most of us has someone special in our lives who made a heartfelt impact. For Mitch that person was Morrie. Mitch met with Morrie each Tuesday for Morrie’s last class. The subject was The Meaning of Life, taught from experience. Although Morrie was dying, he kept a positive attitude. Through his genuine, loving, and heart-tugging manners, he taught all who knew him “how to die so they could learn to live.”

I’m ending with advice from Morrie (so much profoundness in this book). It will change your perspective on life…

Mitch asked Morrie, “do you ever feel sorry for yourself?”
“Sometimes, in the mornings. That’s when I mourn. I feel around my body, I move my fingers and my hands-whatever I can still move-and I mourn what I’ve lost. I mourn the slow, insidious way in which I’m dying. But then I stop mourning.”
“Just like that?” Mitch asked again.
“I give myself a good cry if I need it. But then I concentrate on all the good things still in my life. On the people who are coming to see me. On the stories I’m going to hear. On you-if it’s Tuesday. Because we’re Tuesday people.”

My wish is that when you leave here, you take away something positive that will benefit you in your life, in whatever you’re going through…

Much love,
Lauren

 

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25 thoughts on “Warmth and Wise Words from Tuesdays

  1. Wow Lauren… first what a profound message out of that book.. And second, so love those slippers and it is so good to have a girly shopping day out with your daughter.. 🙂 So pleased you enjoyed and had a great Thanksgiving.. Love and Hugs my friend.. Sue ❤ ❤ ❤

    • Thanks so much, Sue. If you have a chance, read the book. It is life changing and I’m not quick to say that for just anything. Steph and I saw the author last week; he spoke about his new book, which also sounds wonderful. She’s reading it now, but I have to finish Morrie’s story first. Anyway, he was awesome! And yes, anytime she and I get a chance to hang out, it’s always fun, and the shopping madness storm had passed, too. 🙂 Sending love and hugs your way, too, and thanks for your amazing support and friendship. ♥ xo

    • I’m glad you read it, too, Andrew! I know many schools have included it in their curriculum and that’s great. I believe everyone should read it. “Learn how to die so we can learn to live.” It can’t get more profound than that, can it? Have a great start to your week!

    • I’m glad you’ve read it, too, Kim, and thanks for your love and support here. I already saw your comment on “Hidden.” Btw, I’m not on fb now, except for my page, jut fyi. Big hugs and have a good week! ♥

  2. Nice thoughts about love and bonding around Thanksgiving, Steph and the fast approaching Yuletide, suffused with the essence of Tuesdays with Morrie. I hope to read it someday….xxxbest wishes.

    • Thanks, Raj, and I hope you do get a chance to read about Morrie. You’ll find that he was such an incredible human being and a positive impact on those people who knew him. The book is worth it! Take care and have a good week!

  3. Glad you enjoyed shopping with your daughter and that you had a peaceful Thanksgiving Day!I’m leaving your post and take with me so many and encouraging points out of this lovely book!Take care,my friend 🙂 Love & hugs ❤ ,Doda xxx

  4. We need those little break down moments even if we are the toughest person on the planet – no-one is immune to feeling the weight of troubles. I know some people who say they won’t let themselves cry because they feel if they start they will never stop. I think that’s just fear though, it’s in reality the mind and body needing to let the negative energy go. Once it’s gone, we can move on with unhampered.

    I’m glad you’re spreading the word about Tuesdays With Morrie, I enjoyed the book some years ago, but not in a book but in the audio version – it was a lovely inspiring story, everyone should read it!! 🙂

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