It's Captivating inspiring emotionally charged heartbreaking amazing adventurous incredible...
Religion, government, history, school, teachers, bullying, domestic violence, drugs, booze, sex, resilience, Perseverance, education, strength, survival, spirituality, wilderness, purpose, identity & more...
Couldn't put in down. It's a memoir.
Resonated & impacted & really hit my soul in many layers. You have no idea!!
I cried telling hubby about it & he hugged & loved me & said you have such a loving passionate heart & he wiped my tears.
Called bro & told him about it & was very passionate in my explaining. Talked about stuff it reminded me of. He quoted a verse I had in my teenage bedroom " stand for something or you will fall for anything.
Drove it over to moms ( crying again). " you have to read this now"
Sending emails & texts to all my friends. " get this now"
I'm a book LOVER. Always have been. I'm a speed reader & a student of learning anything & everything. Memoirs written well & truthfully- captivate you. Because it's your fellow man. It's you. It's the neighbor. It's the grocery clerk. It's the kid in school with your kid. It becomes personal.
When a book moves you & emotionally charges you & gets you alert & revived to your true self, your mission & purpose to serve world & deep gratitude for life & lights a fire burning in you to keep impacting the world with your voice...its a gift. Your truth is the key. Your story is the key. Use it for a greater good. This author is an inspiration.
Two other books off the top of my head have done this.
Wow. Really, just wow.
I can't explain it. Maybe season of life I am in. Maybe a soul gift. Maybe divine timing as part of my journey to receive this impact. Maybe touches some layers of my heritage & journey. Maybe just my heart is deeply passionate. Maybe just the humanity & empathy & understanding & love for others that's part of me...just wow.
Maybe more will reveal itself later...
I'm so tempted to write ALL the themes & points this book gives the reader but instead I will say:
All our experiences & childhoods & journeys...can serve a higher good & be of service to the world. Choose that.
Resilience is a strong & powerful trait to have & the development of it, can be long & winding & testing on every level, but it transforms you. You rise.
A Higher power exists. There is one light many lamps. Rock bottom is a common place to experience that Higher Power.
You have no idea what anyone walks around living in, on a daily basis- go out of your way to be, give, and spread EXTRA love, kindness, & selflessness. Especially to kids. They don't choose their parents, environment, schools, life, everything really....if adults wanna be immature or selfish It's one thing....but a kids innocence & heart & BEING is important & to be protected & respected & loved!
Be passionate, deeply & unapologetically, about something & give it a voice & action & help create change.
Hurting is a real deal wound. Love others. Love others. Love others. One of my favorite bible verses is: you can speak in tongues, talk to angels, have all the knowledge & faith in the world, & have all the powers in the world & give to the poor & on & on... but if you don't have LOVE you have nothing. **
You matter. We all matter. Be loving.Read this book!
** actual verse: If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don't love, I'm nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God's Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, "Jump," and it jumps, but I don't love, I'm nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don't love, I've gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love. (1 Corinthians 13:1-7, The Message)