Sunday, October 4, 2015

Find the Good

Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small Town Obituary Writer

A gem, and a real joy to read! This book is full of relatable stories of real people living in a small town.  It's an authentic sharing of intimate experiences and realizations, that lead us readers inspired to find the good.

Makes a great book club read by inspiring discussion and thought provoking questions.  If you read it on your own like I did, you can't help but bring it up to others. It's one of those books that just has to be delved into further.  It's a light read, quick, and fulfilling.

After reading this book I made a decision to start taking a look at the obituary section. Always thought it was too morbid. That it's something that older people do.  I always thought it was due to the extra time on their hands, and the fact that the likelihood they know someone who may appear in the obituary section increases as you get older.   But there's more to it.  I've never had to think about how hard it would be to sum up a person's life in just a few sentences.  What's worth saying? How do you want to be remembered? Heather Lende did a dynamite job of explaining what life lessons can be obtained from simply looking closer at someone's life and finding the good in everyone, because it's there, you just have to find it. of the Chapter Titles that might intrigue you like they did me:

*Pretty Good is Better Than Perfect

*Draw Lines in the Sand So You Can Move Them

*Hold on Tight

*Take the Kind of Happiness that Comes Your Way

*Give Yourself to Love

*Listen to Your Mother

*Tell Them You'll Miss Them When They're Gone

*Make Your Own Good Weather

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