Changed My Views

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Day 17 – A book you’ve read that changed your views on something

Lurlene McDaniel
Not just one book has changed my views, but I have read almost all of them.

When my Mawmaw got diagnosed with cancer I spent much of time reading stories of people with cancer. I wanted to understand what she was going through. I wanted to be there for her just like the people in the book was there for their loved one.
One book I read was talking about a football player who had cancer. His girlfriend planted flowers on the football field, and she waited till spring to show them to him, when they bloomed.
That has stuck with me. It showed me that you need to live everyday like it is your last. If your family member has cancer, you need to reach out to them and give them hope for something. Do something for them, rather it is planting flowers, or taking them out somewhere. Do something for them, that they don’t know you are doing it or planning it. Show them you love them, but not telling them, but by showing.

Have you read a book that changed your views? or somehow touched you?

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  1. Yes, we talk about being present in our lives, but we we must also be present to those who are suffering… I’m glad the book you read brought that up. 😉


    • 🙂 You had to read inbetween the lines but I figured it out. It really gave me some outlines of what I needed to do while my Mawmaw was alive.


  2. Deborah the Closet Monster

     /  July 17, 2011

    I absolutely have! Stop Pretending, recently. Someday, a children’s book by Alison McGhee, was the way my sisters and I were able to tell our mom we’d carry her forward in heart and memory. It’s amazing how so few words could have such a huge impact on each of us when we weren’t “permitted” to discuss death directly.


    • My book list keeps growing 🙂 and I love that. I hope I can get this books soon.. I am already making a list. I was so young when my Mawmaw was told about her cancer. I was 12, and I didn’t fully understand. I found these books at our school library and read everyone our library had. I am glad I did though, because it helped me understand what she was going through. Thank you for coming by, and I agree with you. It doesn’t matter how many words the book has, what matters is how much it touched your heart. 🙂


  3. Well, since my blog is about my weight loss journey — every post — is the truth. I write to hold myself accountable. I am looking forward to following your 30 posts. 🙂 Thanks for coming over and visiting me. You have encouraged me and I really appreciate it. 🙂

    Living everyday as if it is a precious gift usually takes a life changing event in our lives to get us there. I have had a few of those. Now, I focus on the people I love. I let them interrupt me sometimes when it isn’t convenient, because you never know what tomorrow will bring and you should love BIG while it is today.

    Life is such a blessing … savor each moment.

    Loved reading you … see ya soon! 🙂


    • 🙂 I come by often to read about your journey. I am too going through weight loss. I have lost 30 lbs but I have no clue where haha! I have another 50 to go, but I know I can do it. With following you, I know that there will come a time I can wiggle myself back into my old clothes. I loved reading your post about the airplane, it gave me such inspiration that I can do this.
      I hope to see you soon, thank you so much for the kind words, and coming by.


  4. Great post…thank you…inspirational.
    Peace and love, Siggi in Downeast Maine


  5. I love this blog and I applaud all you have done.


  6. Words are good but you know what they say…actions speak louder. Great post.



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