Books have always been my constant companion. It is through books that I learnt life’s greatest lessons.
However, there are some books that stood out in terms of their impact. In this post, I bring forward the five books that gave me sensible life lessons (minus the pain of going through the trouble of experiencing it myself).
Toss the coin; head- fail, tail-success; decision made; fate sealed.
It is interesting how easily I let go of thing I should be most interested in: decisions that shape my life. I let go of them because it is easier to blame a tossing coin if it goes wrong. I am no longer burdened with responsibility of leading my life.
For the most years of my life, I have borne the brunt of being complemented as ‘brave’. Yes, you read it right, I called being brave as a burdensome, annoying feeling that has tagged along me everywhere I went. I first met it when I was eight and was put into roller skating. With due respect to my family’s concern for my fitness, I needed to be brave to put up with early morning risings, toughened coaches and requirement to win at every tournament. So, I ran at the whistle. I ran to have a good start at championships. I ran to leave behind my competitors. I ran to justify the cheering crowd. I ran – for the gold.
Human life can be both scintillating and devastating but what has always enthralled me is its power of resilience. Its quality of rising from ashes like a phoenix or taking that leap of faith that transcends every impossibility.