How The Book "Tuesdays With Morrie" Changed My Life

How The Book "Tuesdays With Morrie" Changed My Life

Part I: A glimpse of the change.

The book “Tuesdays with Morrie," by Mitch Albom is a book that changed my life. Before reading this book I had no direction and was just going through life, letting moments pass me by. I can honestly say that back then I wasn’t all there. I was angry a lot of the time, never really had much to look forward to and was stuck in a pit. Looking back now I can’t even believe that was me.

I had no direction at all and wasn’t really focused on school or my future. I questioned myself, "What is my purpose in life?" "What am I doing?" "Where do I see myself tomorrow, next year, 10 years from now?" This book taught me how to find my purpose, enjoy the little things in life and not take anything for granted. The main character influenced me greatly. His development really made me think about the direction that my life was going and how things would end for me. Morrie’s struggle with his health had a very jarring effect on me.

Morrie taught me to think positively even in what seems like the most dire of situations. Impending death has a way of changing a person’s mindset and allowing them to take stock of their life until the point of learning that they’ll die soon. It creates an appreciation and I’ve learned from this book not to wait until it’s too late to start appreciating what you have and the true beauty that lies within life and its experiences. Even seemingly simple things like nature and the weather are things to enjoy. I learned that even if I was to focus on my future that life is so much more than just school and that big test that has you stressed out, work, and money which was Mitch’s thought process and sadly is the thought process of many in today’s world. Life is about giving that helping hand and impacting the world and people one day at a time.

To me this book taught me that the meaning of life is to care for others and to learn and improve every single day, to be a better person than I was yesterday. Most people either live in the past or are too worried about the future, taking a minute to live in the present is very important. “Take time to stop and smell the roses” sounds very cliché but is immensely profound. I learned not only to improve myself and my mentality but to improve my interactions with others as well. "Tuesdays with Morrie" taught me the importance of forgiveness and not having to live with regrets of past actions that I could have fixed.

I don’t want to say too much because I might slip and give away some important aspects of the story. This book is most definitely a must read for everyone no matter where you are in your life or in the world. Everyone will take away something different from this narrative but in the end, I can promise that it will help you and you will not end the book being the same person that started it. "Tuesdays with Morrie" is an excellent addition to your collection of books and even if you’re not an avid reader, this book is still worth it. It will keep you involved and make you recall moments of your life. Make every moment of your life count. Live it well and live it freely and ultimately, the choice is up to you.

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15 Texts We'd Get From Dogs If They Had Thumbs

"If you're reading this, send Milk Bones."

Let's be real, anyone who has a dog knows that it if we could, we would text our dogs all day long. If they could text us, our thread would look something like...

1. "Are you coming home soon?! Let's go out!"

2. "So not to be weird... but you never ended up answering me last night... Am I the good boy? Idk I just want to be clear on our relationship I don't want to be lead on if I'm not."

3. "The cat is being such a bit** I literally can't stand her"

4. "Hey, just wondering, are you going to wear those black booties tonight? If you are, I'll chew the zipper out of the brown ones instead."

5. "Okay, so don't freak out, but something not so chill happened on the rug..."

6. "Are there any leftovers in the trash? I'm not gonna get into it, I was just curious. Love u."

7. "If you're reading this... bring Milk Bones."

8. "Hey, what's for dinner tonight?! Purina again?"

9. "Miss you!!"

10. "Are you gonna eat that food on the counter or is that for everyone? Asking for the cat."

11. "I LOVE YOU"

12. "OMG, I can't wait for you to come home on break! Can you sleep in the guest room tho? Mom said I could have your room when you moved out. Love u!"

13. "Ice cream date later?!"

14. "We should go for a walk I need to get my ass back in shape for summer. You should be my workout buddy!"

15. "Netflix and chill tonight?"

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What Thanksgiving food is your favorite?


As Thanksgiving is fast approaching and family members start rolling with loads of food in tow, figure out what your favorite Thanksgiving food says about you.

1. The Turkey

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You are a traditionalist, you are dependable as well as patient. You depend on your dish to be there and you are patient as others argue over dark to light as you know there will be plenty to go around after the mad rush is over.

2. The Stuffing

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You are the warm and fuzzy type, you enjoy the coziest of all dishes which can sometimes leave you emotionally exhausted. You believe in true love and if you haven't found it you are still probably looking for that missing Turkey in your life.

3. The Mash Potatoes 

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While some will consider you basic and they aren't wrong in thinking so but you do occasionally add some spice to your daily planned out routine. The pondering question of to add gray or to not does add a little mix into your life.

4. The Rolls

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You enjoy the simple things in life, even the simplest of things bring you great joy and happiness. Fall is full of the little things that make you happy the color changing of leaves, the giggle of a baby at your family gathering, fall is a wonderful time for you.

5. The Cranberry Dish

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You are sweet and sassy, when life becomes tart you sugar coat your problems in a way that keeps you from having to deal with them directly. So as the weather begins to get icy think about meeting your problems head on!

6. The Vegetable 

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You are conscious, you feel the holidays are no reason to get crazy and forget all about your healthy eating. You gladly signed up for this year's turkey trot because getting healthy is always a conscious choice!

7. The Pie

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