7 Books that changed my life

I would love to hear which books are on your list

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Heidi” Johanna Spyri:   lost count as to how many times I read this book as a child and the lessons I carried with me throughout my life – when you think life is not going as hoped and planned- it’s because something better is in store for you

The 4 Agreements” Don Miguel Ruiz:  read countless times, taped the main concepts inside work cupboards and day planners, given as gifts…….yet, I still need to reread and remind myself…… especially when interacting with people in all parts of my life

Big Magic” Elizabeth Gilbert:  the concept of creativity…..everyone is creative……..art, music, carpentry, designing cakes, writing……it has all been done before, but it hasn’t been done by you

Tiny Beautiful Things  Cheryl Strayed:  I enjoy her writing in general, although, it was actually one sentence in one of the chapters that changed how I think about writing…….’what is your story…….and more importantly, what are you REALLY trying to say’

Seat of the Soul” Gary Zukav:  huge impact in my life (almost 30 years ago) ……..when you are going in the right direction, following the ‘Mother Ship’,  life will fall into place……not a constant struggle……..helped me pay attention, change direction, make choices……yet, let life unfold 

The Power of Now” Eckhart Tolle:  an Awareness of your thoughts being separate from actually You – tough to wrap my mind around this one – although worth trying to grasp….. staying in the present moment

I’ve been thinking” Maria Shriver:  my most recent book – many gems in this one – I appreciate her honest, succinct, relatable words:  life is yours to create….and to re-create, listening to your gut, stop worrying about what others think…..it’s a huge waste of your time,  learn how to turn off the critical voice in your head

Many more books on my list that have made me think differently, changed me and enriched my life. 

I would love to hear which books made an impact on your life……any gems?  Thank you for sharing.

We are in this life together.  Thank you for stopping by.

8 thoughts on “7 Books that changed my life

  1. Great list. I remember that very edition of “Heidi” in our home, which each of my siblings and I read. “Big Magic” was recommended to me once, but I’ve never read it; I should!

    As a kid, I loved “The Melendy Family” by Elizabeth Enright. Probably the most significant fiction author I’ve read as an adult is John P. Marquand. His “H.M. Pulham, Esq.” was a personal eye-opener for me at an early, impressional period in my twenties.

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    1. I have put “The Melendy Family “ series on my Christmas list for some of the children in our family. I am also trying to catch up on books that I didn’t read as a child.

      Lots online about “H.M. Pulham Esq” as an absorbing read. Thank you for your recommendations! Interesting how certain books are memorable and impact our lives.

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