In this enchanting sequel to the number one bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddie’s heavenly reunion with Annie—the little girl he saved on earth—in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect.
On this new released book of Mitch Albom, I gathered some inspiring quotes that I hope will inspire you about life. I wrote my own reflection and opinion to each of these and I share my thoughts based on my own understanding and belief.
“No story sits by itself. Our lives connect like threads on a loom, interwoven in ways we never realize.”
I believe in the saying everything happens for a reason, people come in your life with a purpose and somehow our lives are connected to each other. Even though we all have our own stories here on Earth, at some point, we meet people in between and touched their lives we never thought we did. Like a thread woven in a fabric, we make real life stories together and be a part of each other’s lives.
“The tale of your life is written second by second, as shifting as the flip of a pencil to an eraser. There are so many times our lives are altered invisibly. The flip of a pencil, from written to erased.””
Making decisions is the most critical responsibility of being a human. We make our own tales depending on the decisions we make, whether it’d be good or bad, the result is the path we choose to take. It could lead you to success or regrets, rewards or loss, just like a pencil starting to draw the dream into reality or an eraser that would make that bright future disappear.
“ The disarming power of children: their need makes you forget your own.”
Motherhood is a journey where I begin to understand the value of being a woman. Words aren’t enough to describe the true joy and the unconditional love I have for my baby. I feel so grateful everyday that I was blessed to take care of a new life that came into this world out of love and from my own flesh and body. I love her more than I love myself, it’s the nature of being a parent. With the love I have for my baby, I provide everything she needed, her satisfaction is very important than anything else. I would say, being a parent is selfless, our children’s needs are the most priority that we tend to forget our own.
“First loves often remain in the heart, like plants that cannot grow in sunlight.”
Just exactly how the word describe itself, that was when you first experienced anything that makes your heart beats differently, something like a romantic feeling. The feeling usually stays even without you noticing, just like a seed that stays there planted within you.
“All children keep secrets. All parents do the same. We mold the version we want others to believe, boosting the disguise and tucking away the truth. It is how we can be loved by our closest family members and still, at times elude them.”
Who knew us better than ourselves,right? This particular quote made me asked myself why can’t we just be ourselves and be a living proof of truth? Why is it very natural for us to cover the flaws of our real identity in front of someone other than ourselves? Adulthood is more complicated than childhood therefore secrets are definitely harder to handle than keeping a child secret. Most often, whenever adults try to keep the secret as secret as possible, the cause will be a lie, one lie after another. We try to be the other version of ourselves so others will believe and see us differently than who we truly are even though it already takes away our self truth.
“The wrongs we do open doors to do right.”
We learn from our mistakes and through falling, we learn how to stand and get back on our own feet again. Second chances are opportunity to not make the same mistakes again but to do all things right.
“Love comes when you least expect it. Love comes when you most need it. Love comes when you are ready to receive it or can no longer deny it. Love comes when it comes.”
Love comes in mysterious ways and I believe it’s also fate or destiny. Love is so magical and powerful. Although it comes in different ways, there’s one thing I am sure of, it is undeniably the most valuable thing that we all deserve, to love and to be loved.
“Loss is as old as life itself. But for all our evolution, we are yet to receive it.”
Life is fragile, life is uncertain. We were born and we live our years of existence but yet we shall return where we came from, from dust and soil. It is inevitable, we are human beings and our lives are not our own. As who and what we are, each of us has their end of time. We shall experience loss and suffer from sorrow and grief, it’s part of life and we are yet to receive it whether we like it or not.
“If you truly love someone, you’ll find a way back.”
True love is rare to find, no matter how hard it is, you’ll find a way to get to the person who you truly care for. True love can move mountains even to the most impossible ways just to be with that person who you want to be in your life.
“You lose something everyday you live , sometimes it’s as tiny as the breath you just expelled, sometimes it’s so big you think you won’t survive it.”
Little things are most often neglected and unnoticed just like how we exhale air everyday. It is indeed a fact that we lose something everyday, as simple and as practical of this example but real loss for me is grief and suffering. It is the hardest struggle you needed to get through in life, you move on or live with it.