I haven’t read that many books for a long time now. So when dear Cathy invited me to her meme on Books that Changed my Life, I wasn’t sure if I can come up with a list. I told her these books encompass the 40 plus years of reading books.
One book that changed your life:
The Purpose-driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren
The book inspired me to move beyond the pain of losing a son . Because the book talks about starting a service, I initiated the formation of The Compassionate Friends Philippines with the help of Cathy and Alma.
One book you have read more than once:
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seus
I’ve read this over a hundred times that I have memorized it by heart, haha. This is one of my favorite children’s book and often read it to the kids at bedtime. I also read it to nurtture my inner child. I know …I know it shows I don’t read much.
One book you would want on a desert island:
The Holy Bible because it is the time to re-read it in a quiet place.
One book that made you laugh:
This book made me laugh because my husband (who isn’t a cat lover) bought it for me. I think it’s such a loving gesture. It shows how much he cares about my love for cats.
One book that made you cry:
I read this book to understand a father’s grief and the pain my husband had to go through.
One book you wish had been written:
“How (NOT) to live with your in-laws” or perhaps “How to please your mother-in-law without losing yourself”
One book you wish had never been written:
We should make love not war.
One book you are currently reading:
Make your Words Work– by Gary Provost
I want to learn how to write but my sluggish brain can only take in new concepts one day at a time.
One book you have been meaning to read:
A newly bereaved mother who lost 2 children( and no surviving child) in one year gave me this book . She said that this book helped her move towards a positive resolution of her grief. Oh my god, her pain is double. I cannot imagine her pain at all.
Now it’s your turn… Happy week-end to everyone!