Reading is Fundamental

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I love to read. Lately since I have been working on my doctorate, I have not had as much time to engage in leisurely reading.  I do however have a few recommendations that have been life changing for me.

The Four Agreements and the Fifth Agreement

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This book was a real game changer for me.  Don Miguel Ruiz, wrote a book that is a true game changer.  This book helped me to see that I only had control of myself not anyone else and what people thought about me was not my concern.  I purchased this book for a lot of my family members because I felt like it was something we could all benefit from.  I reread this book often just as a reminder of how to focus on myself and how this focus is what my life is about.

The Wednesday Witch

This is a children’s book an done that I have loved since childhood.  The book is about a witch who rode a vacuum cleaner instead of a broom.  It was a whimsical and fun read and I have it now as a part of my literary collection.  Did I just say literary collection?  I guess I do have a great deal of books.  It is a great feel good book and I read this book when I need a pick me up or when I just want to relax and escape.

 

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Currently, I am collecting books to read once I finish school.  The first and foremost is the Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes and #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso.  I am looking forward to working on myself and building my businesses.  This will be my Year of Yes!  These are just a few reading suggestions for you.  Tell me some of your favorites in the comments below.

Stay Blessed and Stay Fabulous

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Perpetual Reading

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As I mentioned in an earlier posts I have eclectic taste.  I am not just a non-fiction reader or a fiction reader.  I enjoy GOOD reading whether it is a classic or whether it is something else.  When I first read the Four Agreements, I went out and bought copies for my family.  I shared the book with my friends and every chance I go I used the book as teaching material or as a topic of conversation.  I figured that a book this good needed to be shared with everyone I love.  The material in the book was profound yet simple, complex yet necessary.  While I will not share what the agreements mean in detail I will let you all in on what the agreements are.

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As I read the book I recall thinking how simple these concepts were yet how difficult they were to institute into daily living.  At different points in my life I struggled with each of these concepts and how to apply them to the way I lived daily.  As much as I try there are times when I still struggle to live by these principles.  But I then realize that life is a struggle and that each day is an opportunity to start over and get it right.  As much as I embrace the words as they are written here, they are biblical as well.

I hope you all read The Four Agreements and I pray that they touch your life as much as these agreements touched mine.  You will often find this book in the list of must reads from many famous people around the world. There is even a Fifth Agreement which ties the pervious agreements together.  Happy reading and happy implementing the agreements into your daily life.