The daily grind can often leave us wanting for a certain tranquility that only books can provide. When Read , you speak to yourself and listen to the unspoken words!
The written word of some of the authors beg to be Read. I have my ever growing list of must-Read….and what never fails to surprise me is that every time I re read a book it touches a totally new dimension of my emotions. If that’s not magic, then I dont know what is.
Eat, pray, love and Read – the next best seller *wink* *wink* by moi! Haha!
As far as I can tell, I’ve always had a book in my lap, my purse and these days in my laptop bag (probably the laptop and book arguing with each other daily on who’s better lol!). Well, there are some books that are to be internalized and their learnings to be shared with the people at large to put some humanity into humans (*wicked*)!
So here we go, the book that I live by and urge everyone to read it atleast once in their lifetime is
An elementary school teacher is giving a drawing class to six-year-olds. At the back of the room sits a girl who usually struggles to pay attention. Yet she’s totally absorbed during the art lesson. The teacher is fascinated and after 20 minutes asks the girl what she’s drawing.
“I’m drawing a picture of God,” says the girl without looking up from her masterpiece.
“But nobody knows what God looks like,” says the teacher.
“They will in a minute,” says the girl.
Author Ken Robinson loves telling this story because it reminds us just how confident kids are with their own imaginations. Ask a class of first graders who’s creative and Robinson says every hand will go up. Ask a class of college students and you’ll get far fewer hands. Ask around at work and you’ll be lucky to get a single hand.
He’s peppered the book with numerous life stories that are not only inspiring but completely transforming – if it’s not transformed my life, it sure has transformed my perspective about being in my element!
Here’s an interesting story – my 10 year old niece walked in while watching his ‘TED Video – do schools kill creativity’. She reads the title and says “yes, that is true” then walks out. She starts 5th grade next week 🙂
This one is a keeper! Stock up!
See you soon with another of my favorite books! Do comment and share favorite book!
Time for a little hypothetical question – imagine you were walking by a camera shop and running out the doors came the owner of the shop. He races up to you and says – ‘it’s your lucky day – I’m going to give you anything in my shop up to the value of $1000’!
You’ve got an hour to choose what you want, it has to be a camera, lens, flash unit or some other kind of photography gear that you’d find in any normal photography shop – what would you get?
You can get as many products as you like as long as they total $1000 or less.
Lets use the prices at Amazon’s photography shop as a guide (they have most things) but don’t get too caught up in the details – really I’m asking what gear you’re currently eyeing off!
I’ve always gained inspirations by browsing through and sharing inspirational quotes, so sharing a few with all my friends 🙂