Friday, January 15, 2016

Day #742

January 12, 2016

I am finally getting around to reading the book, Tuesdays with Morrie. Mitch Albom is a favorite author of mine, and while I have read many of his books, this one I kept putting off. Perhaps it was because it needed to be the right time, and this seems like it.

Here is a quote from the book that caught my attention:
"if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too - even when you're in the dark."
Trust as a two-way street?! Hmmm… I’m not sure I’ve ever thought about it in that way before - trusting others even when we can't see what they're doing helps them to trust you. 

Then there is this piece. Ted Koppel came to interview Morrie Schwartz (actually more than once). As Morrie’s body became more entombed through his disease, the threat to his ability to speak became imminent. One of Morrie’s best friends was going deaf, so Ted Koppel asked what Morrie would do to communicate with his friend when he could no longer speak due to ALS and his friend could no longer hear. The reply: “‘We will hold hands,’ Morrie said. ‘And there will be a lot of love passing between us. Ted, we've had thirty-five years of friendship. You don't need speech or hearing to feel that.’”

The power of touch. The power of presence. The power of love and friendship. Yep, it’s the absolute right time to be reading this book!


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