Two older books and two recent books
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“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” (Winston Churchill)
Money is a tool for enjoying life; money is not the reason for living. These are books that remind me that there are more important things in life than money.
Family, friends, and people we care are what makes a life.
(I understand some people are in a life stage where he / she is not close to family or not having close friends. I feel for you. I hope these books can motivate you to reconnect, or create new connections, with others.)
Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom
"Mitch Albom rediscovered his college professor Morrie Schwartz in the last months of the older man’s life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final “class”: lessons in how to live. “The truth is, Mitch,” he said, “once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”"
Chasing Daylight, by Eugene O'Kelley
"Chasing Daylight is the honest, touching, and ultimately inspirational memoir of former KPMG CEO Eugene O'Kelley, completed in the three-and-a-half months between his diagnosis with brain cancer and his death in September 2005. Its haunting yet extraordinarily hopeful voice reminds us to embrace the fragile, fleeting moments of our lives-the brief time we have with our family, our friends, and even ourselves."
On a lighter note, the following two fiction books are about living the present and not forgetting the past.
"If you could go back [in time], who would you want to meet?" Toshikazu Kawaguchi
I am not a big fan of time-traveling fiction genre. But I make exceptions for these two books: they are heart-warmingly captivating. These books are about revisiting intimate personal connections from the past.
Both are by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
In a different way from Tuesdays with Morrie and Chasing Daylight, Before the Coffee Gets Cold and Tales from the Cafe are also reminders to me to make time for people I love.
I hope you get time to rest and enjoy yourself in the coming weeks. If you are not a subscriber, I invite you to subscribe.