“…I ask you right here please to agree with me that a scar is never ugly. That is what the scar makers want us to think. But you and I, we must make an agreement to defy them. We must see all scars as beauty. Okay? This will be our secret. Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived.” Page 9
I found some books at an estate sale, 5 to be exact, and all I paid was .75 cents TOTAL. Little Bee by Chris Cleave was one of these books. Just within the first few pages I was hooked as the above quote set well with me. The rest of this story is just as beautiful.
There were events discussed that were hard to read for a super empathetic person like myself, but I understand there is more to this book than the story. Events like these, even if this story is not based on true events, really happen in real life. I urge you to read this if you do not understand illegal immigration, or even immigration in general. I don’t mean the definition of it, I mean the refugees behind it. This will tug at your heartstrings, but it is such a captivating story. I could have easily read it in one day (I read more than half in the first day), but when you have little ones running around reading half is a feat in itself! I did however finish it the very next day! It is hard to put down once you pick it up!
I wish I could share this book to everyone I meet! Instead, I will share it here, and recommend you read it! ❤️
If a picture is worth a thousand words, why do we even bother talkin’
We scream profanities in each others’ face just cause we’re always arguin’
Why do we have to be the same just to get along?
Why do we all have hate just ’cause we all got somethin’ different goin’ on
You see we all live under the same sky, sharin’ the same atmosphere
We all may be a little different, but we all deserve to be here
So next time you see someone’s pain hidin’ behind their eyes
Tell ’em keep their head up, there’s more to life than what meets the eye
This is a book that I will reread in the future. Books that I feel can have a different meaning to you at different points in your life are the books I say I will reread again. It was very enjoyable, and gives you a perspective of a non-traditional lifestyle. I related to this a lot, even though I am in a serious relationship and have children. It taught me that you shouldn’t care what outsiders think, just do your thing and life will happen to you as it always was supposed to happen. We all have different fates, different paths, different stories, and that is perfectly fine. There isn’t a handbook for life.
OK NOT BOOK REVIEW RELATED BUT:
I realized I don’t really have the patience for this book review thing. I’m currently still learning chakra healing (I’m working on my sacral plexus chakra now!) I have also done a beginners course in yoga, and decided to continue! I’m not very flexible, but I am hoping in time that changes some if I keep it up. I also have created a bullet journal and I love love love it! I believe it will be my new obsession. My problem is though, as maybe anyone who may be following me (doubt it but whatevs) has noticed: I tend to pick up things and put them down within a few weeks. I’m manic depressive and bipolar, plus a dash of other things, and yes, I am medicated, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have strange habits sometimes. I also have ADHD which is why this blog will be all over the place most likely…..oh and look at this! It started as a review and ended as this…interesting, but not really.
the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
People always post about how they are ‘so thankful’, ‘so grateful’, ‘so blessed’, etc., but are they really? Or are we just saying it and not mentally checking within and spending the time to truly BE THANKFUL for what we have in our life?
I am going to get a little personal. I had a breakdown this morning. Luckily my kids were not around to witness it. I just broke down and sobbed on my floor. I tried to figure out why I am feeling this way. I sat down and did some reflecting. I also did some meditating on my new Headspace App I mentioned in my previous post. Today’s session was about stop trying to push things into happening, just stop trying and it will happen. There were examples like – if you are trying too hard to fall asleep and trying to get comfortable you cannot, but at some point you drift away when you are not thinking about it.
I then was flashed back to a time a few months ago when the word “Gratitude” was staring me in the face quite often. I would see it in an e-mail, I would see it on a social media post, but I never stopped to think it meant anything to me. Today I dug more into the word Gratitude and what it means. It made me realize that I need to practice this more. I always try to focus on the next “best thing”. I need to stop and live in the moment, and enjoy what I have. Just live and BE.
I felt pulled to share this with you this morning. I hope you have a great day!
Good afternoon! (Well, depending on where you are.)
I am a dreamer. I daydream about all sorts of ideas, and things I tell myself I am going to do. Then I keep those daydreams locked up in my head and never bring them out to play. Today, however, I decided to start something new. I feel this blog will also be therapeutic for me, as it has been so long since I have been able to so freely write. In a sense I guess I had “writer’s block”. Can that even last over a year long?
Saturday evening I began reading “What Alice Forgot” by Liane Moriarty. I have read 14 chapters of the 35 so far. I have found my self pulled into the story, and compelled to continue reading as I uncover bits and pieces from Alice’s decade memory gap. It is actually the reason I was up too late last night, and had trouble getting up for work this morning (whoops). Am I the only one who get’s so into a story that I think about it absent-minded throughout the day anxious to get back to it? I would like to have it complete by the weekend, as I have already picked out my next book I will read. This morning I actually made a list of books that I would like to read this year. So I am excited to get this thing going! I am new to this site, so I am still learning how to use it….
Until next time!