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I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

On his 83rd birthday, Eddie is involved in a fatal accident. Upon arriving in Heaven, he realizes that what he believed to be Heaven is not how it really is.

Eddie meets 5 people in Heaven. Each person tells him something about himself, or his life, that he did not know before. He learns why his life was the way it was, and how various events, known or unknown, shaped the outcome of his life.

I found this book to be a wonderful read. I would like to share a couple excerpts that especially touched me.

  • "Fairness," he said, "does not govern life and death. If it did, no good person would ever die young."
  • "Strangers," the Blue Man said, "are just family you have yet to come to know."
  • "Lost love is still love, Eddie. It takes a different form, that's all. You can't see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a 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," she said. "Love doesn't."

I highly recommend reading this book. Even if it doesn't change your perception of Heaven, it is still a feel-good book worth reading.


Anonymous said...

I saw the movie a couple years ago when it was on CBS.

I liked it.

Jo said...

I have been wanting to read this book... now I want to read it even more :)

I have always liked the expression: Fair doesn't mean everyone gets the same thing... fair means everyone gets what they need to succeed.

Joc(e) said...

I think we have this book in our TCF library. I will have to check it out sometime.

Sarah C. said...

So glad you enjoyed it. I absolutely LOVE this book along with Mitch Albom's others. :)