Posts tagged ‘book-reviews’

2009/06/07

The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness is a great book. It is an amazing story of how Chris Gardner went journeyed from being a homeless, single father to a multimillionaire while maintaining his relationship with his son and later daughter. It makes me know that I can do it too. I’m not homeless, but just to think how hard he struggled, how far he had to go. My leap should be no where near as hard.

It also resonated with me as I have yet to meet my biological father. It was good to read how he did one day meet his, and like him, my father is somewhere in Louisiana.

I also noticed how he was thankful for all the people who helped him along the way, who gave him breaks. It shows that there are really no “self-made” successes, everyone has help along the way. However, he did work extraordinarily hard with commitment and passion. Those things brought him to the notice of the individuals who could help him. So, in a way, you do make your own breaks.

I look forward to reading his latest book, Start Where You Are.

I also finished The Kalahari Typing School for Men (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Book 4) today. I’m currently reading Mindset, Financial Peace Revisited and Fault Line.

2009/01/18

Gratitude Journal 20090117

I am thankful for or that

  1. MJB made scored a goal during his basketball game.
  2. Aunt SM was willing to have MJB come stay with her for a couple of days.
  3. LEB drove safely to and from Greenwood to meet Aunt SM.
  4. Aunt SM and MJB made it home to Aiken safely.
  5. Father Patrick and some fellow parishoners showing Fireproof at church.
  6. LEB went with me to see Fireproof.
  7. All the people who made Fireproof.
  8. GAB arrived home safely from her day trip to Columbia.
  9. Plenty of food to eat.
  10. Quiet time while everyone else was away from the house.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Doing my Turbulence Training workout.
  2. Going to MJB’s basketball game with LEB.
  3. Making healthy food choices.
  4. Meditating while listening to Holosync The Dive and Immersion.
  5. Doing several loads of laundry.
  6. Changing the sheets in master bedroom.
  7. Changing towels in master bathroom.
  8. Spending 45 minutes paying bills and working on my budget.
  9. Reading one essay per day from Today’s the Day.
  10. Going to see Fireproof with LEB.
2008/07/20

The Hard Way by Lee Child

I just finished reading The Hard Way by Lee Child. It was a good read. Lee Child writes in a compelling manner that creates true page turners. I absolutely didn’t want to put this book down. In fact I just started reading it late Friday night. This is the tenth book by Child featuring the character Jack Reacher. Over the last few weeks I’ve read all ten. If you’re a fan of hard-boiled detective fiction or espionage fiction with a military sland these books are for you. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all of them. They have all been page turners that I can’t wait to finish but am inevitably sorry to finish because I want more. Give them a try.