I first read this book back in 2000 and I had remembered that I really liked it. I had lent the book to a friend of mine in the neighborhood and she finally returned it to me a week and a half ago after having it for 2 years. Muuahhh hahahaha! That just makes me laugh!! Hats off to her for finally doing it!! I have no idea if she even read it!
So with the book fresh in my hands, I decided to reread it, and with a memory like mine, it was like reading it again, for the first time.
First of all, I really love older people. I find them a complete treasure to be around. I love to hear their stories, their words of wisdom and the perceptions on life. So I instantly fell in love with this book.
Mitch Albom is a writer that decides to go back and visit an old college professor after seeing that he was dying in an interview with Ted Koppell. Morrie meets with Mitch and shares with him his wisdom on love, death, money, work, family, spirituality and everything else that is really important in this life. I loved this book because it made me stop and take a look at my own life and really determine what is or is not important to me. One of my favorite lines is when Morrie tells Mitch that what everything comes down to and what is the most important thing is this world is love.
After reading this book, it makes me want to hug people and hold their hands. It makes me want to slow down and appreciate my health, my life and my independence. Really what I would love to do is sit down with the treasures I have in my own life and record the pearls of wisdom that they can share with me. I truly believe that it would be priceless.
Please read Tuesday's with Morrie. It is a short easy read and it is soul searching. Hey you can borrow mine for 2 years if you like, I am not due to read it again for another 9 years. hahaha!