Saturday, October 13, 2007

Inspiring Book: For One More Day

When I was first passed this book, I was a little hesitant. I've read Mitch Albom's previous best-seller before, Tuesdays With Morrie. And though it deed seemed inspiring, but I felt that that book was a little let down towards the end.

However, I thought, why not give this a try... afterall, this is a best-seller too!

This story is written from the narrative of a third party, a former national baseball player who wanted to commit suicide because he felt life was not going the way he wanted... his wife left him, and his daughter too, in one way by not inviting him to her wedding.

And whilst he was in the verge of going to the other world, he met his mother, who has already passed away. Uniquely, they were together, with him tagging her throughout the day along with her chores.

As he follows his mum, he remember the times he didn't stand up for his mother, or let her mother down. There were lots of flashback to his childhood days up to his adult days and even up to the day before his mother passed away.

In between, there are moments when he also mentioned how a 'hero' his mother is to him, championing him, despite his flaws... just like most mums do. These flashbacks are very heart warming, as we can mostly relate to in someway or rather.

He even shows his mother's care through the journey on the present day with his mum, which makes feel our mother's love.

Mitch has written this book very well, inspiring others on a mother's love - which is true, sincere, and everlasting. This book is truly recommended for everyone, especially those whose mothers are still around - as it will show us how to treasure them now :)

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