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Day 17 → A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.

“Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.” -Morrie

“Tuesdays with Morrie” written by Mitch Albom changed my view on death, as Morrie says – “Death ends a life, not a relationship.”  I’ve lost (where did I put them?) a fair share of people whom I adore and love to death… They may have died, they may no longer be sitting at my dinner table, but the wisdom, love, affection and time they devoted to me is forever. Nothing and nobody can take it from me. I cried throughout the entire book.

My copy of the book is at my Mom’s house who had the greatest of priviledge to read, discuss and make notes in it with my Oupa Mike before he died. I sincerely with all my heart hopes that my book is returned to me with Oupa’s thoughts and my Mom’s. I know my Mom is not ready to part with it.

You know how I always interpreted that? These were people so hungry for love that they were accepting substitutes. They were embracing material things and expecting sort of a hug back. But it never works. You can’t substitute material things for love or for gentleness or for tenderness or for a sense of comradeship.


Money is not a substitute for tenderness, and power is not a substitute for tenderness. I can tell you, as I’m sitting here dying, when you most need it, neither money nor power will give you the feelings you are looking for, no matter how much of them you have.” – Morrie

4 responses to “Day 17 → A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.”

  1. I’ve never read this. I will have to read it soon. I feel like I’ve been lacking good books lately. I hope you get it back with their thoughts too, I can’t imagine anything more special.


  2. I will have to read it ….when you get it back!
    I loved watching the movie with you


  3. This post never came into my reader but I saw it on FB.

    Anyway I had this book – no idea where it is though. It is probably one of my favourite books. I have read it a few times! It is such a simple book about life and death and love and hope!

    The movie was beautiful too!


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Mom to many, wife to SirNoid. Lover of water, walks in the shade and all things purple.

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