My daughter called me last week.
“Mom, You’ve got to read this book I’m reading for school. It’s a short read, I listened to it on Audible on 2x speed and was done in a couple of hours. Seriously. Go read it.”
“Okay, honey. Thank you for the recommendation.”
“No mom. Don’t put it on a list to read someday. Go. Now. Hang up the phone and start reading. And tell Dad to read it too.”
Now she had my attention. Anyone who knows me knows my obsessive love of books and my ongoing list(s) of books I want to read. A book that jumped to the front of the line? I was intrigued.
I read a lot of audiobooks while cleaning, coloring, driving or petting the cat. Twenty minutes into this book, I found myself scrounging for a pen and notebook. An hour later pages were filled in my notebook and my legs were numb. My cat had given up wanting to be petted and fell asleep on my legs. Counters sat unwashed, laundry
This is the book I’d go back and give my 20-something self. This is the book I’m glad my 40-something self got her hands on.
It’s changed the way I’ve made decisions all week. It gives a framework for making decisions from the simplest to the most
Last night I was poking around on my phone. I couldn’t put it down. I have no idea why. I just wanted to keep pushing buttons and seeing lights glow back into my eyes.
Then I remembered, the book and asked myself, “What was the wise thing I can do at this moment?”
Go to sleep, Nancy. And so I turned off my phone.
That’s just one example. I want to ramble on for a thousand more words. But I’ll stop now so you have time to go read the book for yourself. Let me end by saying that I put a reminder in my calendar to re-read this book at the beginning of 2020. It’s that good.