Monday, October 18, 2010

the novel i just finished..=)

last week,i was able to "rest" for 4 days..that was good! i have spent those days at Pangasinan taking care of my lola.. during those "silent' days hahaha i was able to finish the book given to me by mam tin, its a book by Mitch Albom, "the five people you meet in heaven"

and that is the center of my newest blog..haha i wasn't able to write blogs for a long time and i reserved this good one as a comeback. so read on!=)

i just like to share the main story of the book..
Eddie just died after falling in a roller coaster,but in his dying starts the story.
He met five persons that thought him five lessons, i find those lessons so interesting and "magical" and i like to share it with you..So here are the five persons he met:

1. The Blue man- man he doesn't know
-there are no random acts. we are all connected. we cannot separate one life from the another than you can separate a breeze from wind.

2. The Captain-Eddie's commander during his time in the Army
-Sacrifice- sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're really not losing it, you are just passing it to someone else.

3. Ruby- where the pier got its name,wife of the owner of the amusement park where Eddie worked,his father worked.
-holding anger is a poison. it eats you from inside. we think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. but hatred is a curved blade, and the harm we do, we do it to ourselves.

4. Marguerite-wife of Eddie
-Lost love is still love, it takes a different form that's all. you can't see their smile or bring the food or tousle their hair or dance with them in the dance floor. but when those senses weaken, another heightens. memory. memory becomes your partner. you nurture it. you hold it. you dance with it. LIFE HAS TO END, LOVE DOESN'T.

5. Tala- child that Eddie met during a war in the Philippines. He tried to save her but he wasn't able to.
(for me,this is the most important lesson that Eddie should understand..also us..=) )

-that we are in a place for a reason. God placed us there because He knows we are best to be that character here on Earth. We are supposed to be where we are right now. As for Eddie, he was a maintenance crew, guiding little children in the park, making them smile..

how about you, have you figured it out why God placed you in a place where you are right now?=)

last insight from the book,heaven is peace, it is understanding what happened in your life and answering the big "why" in your mind..=)