Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"Tuesdays with Morrie" - 1

" So many people walk arround with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. this is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning".
from "Tuesdays with Morrie" for Mitch Albom, 1997- an old man, a young man and life's greatest lesson

I love Mitch Albom's writing, because it is a very simple yet a very deep style of writing. touching, creative and human. the above quote is from his bestseller, where he published his re-meeting with his old teacher, what they talked about and what he has learned from the old man.

the above quote doesn't really need much commenting from my side. i found it so much true and wished to share with whoever reads it.
the keyword for me in this quote is "love". it says it all. love yourself, love those around you, love your life by doing things, that would take you from the narrow "my life" into the wide "human life".
enrich your life by being useful to mankind, and the satisfaction you will get would be very rewarding when compared to the effort you have done.
You might not have time, money, effort or ability for great doings, however never underestimate a simple kind action, like for instance a smile to an old, tired or desperate person passing by you on the street.


  1. ISA i shall share with you other quotes of the book every tuesday :)

  2. I loved the book, I read it at a time when I felt like I needed a friend, and I felt that Morrie was a mentor and a friend

  3. I love that :D
    Can't wait to read the book in-sha2-Allah

    ... So many books, so little time!

    Waiting for the next Tuesday :)

  4. jessyz
    yes it is like that.
    the oly difference is that i already have a mentor and a teacher who plays this role.
    he is 72 now and rabena yekhaliholi. he is my teacher since 8th grade at school, and has been since then my guardian angel and guradian hand.
    when i read this book, i could soooo much relate to it. that's why i love it and wished to share :)

  5. Rouny, the book is soo nice, begad. i hope u will like it. it touches a very special part of the human being: him as being young and needing guidance. a simple, warm way to touch someone's life by advising him, guiding him and teaching him about life.
    begad, so warm.