Tuesday, January 15, 2008

five secrets

I'm reading a book called "The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die" by Dr. John Izzo. I heard about it on the Martha Stewart Radio (Satellite Radio) on the way to work one day last week. So, I had to have it. I will say it is not a riviting read, but, several things he has said in this book have stuck in my head. I think that it will contribute to positive growth on my part. I do recommend it.

One of the things that sticks in my head is where Dr. Izzo talks about one woman he interviewed. She said that every decision she makes, she stops to imagine herself as an old woman sitting on her porch reflecting back on this decision. Will she pleased or disappointed with her decision? Will she regret the decision she made? Boy, that really stuck with me. Another point I got was about how we should live in the moment. We spend so much time planning for later. Planning for tomorrow, next year, our retirement. He reminds us that life is so short that we should remember to enjoy every moment. This one hit home with me because I know that I am always planning for tomorrow, next year and retirement. It is hard to live in the moment. But, when you try to think about what it is that would make you happy this moment, it is usually something very simple. Warmth, friends, family, foods, comfort..... I liked the book. You might check it out.

Meanwhile, right now, I'm cooking dinner and trying to blog real quick.....living in the moment-teehee.


BlueJude said...

What a great point! The book sounds interesting and I love the ATC below!

Susan said...

The book does sound good. I often find that I live too much in the moment and leave the planning to DH. (which he does too much of) Perhaps we balance each other in this respect. I also like the thinking of yourself as older, reflecting. I like that concept a lot. Thanks.
Susan K.