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Lean Forward into Your Life: Begin Each Day As If It Were on Purpose Paperback – May 1, 2007
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This easy-to-read book has short chapters that start with Mary Anne's poetry, then telling us some stories, making some incredible and valid point--and ending with food for thought.
Mary Anne writes about "having a uncommon life that means living with intention, paying attention, celebrating, taking care of yourself, and risking love--to live life large from the heart."
On page 20 one of her lists ended with: "Lead or follow a leader. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is."
On page 51: "Recognize that on certain days the greatest grace is that the day is over and you get to close your eyes. Tomorrow comes more brightly."
My favorite line is on page 75: ... An uncommon holiday...which celebrates the day we first named each other "friends." What a way to explain true friendship's role in your life--a holiday every day.
Her âaelean forward into lifeâ idea is that we often set up walls visible only to us--as reason not to risk, not to try, not to do. What is our dream? Are we doing anything to accomplish it?
Mary Anne wants us to ask ourselves: "Have you been caught in the act today--the act of caring, leading, teaching, innovating, inspiriting others, healing." (pg. 9)
In the chapter called, "Don't take it personally. It's not about you" she asks us to work on our perspective by asking "How significant will this thing be in five years, one year, next month?"
In true lean forward thinking, the author asks us: "What are you willing to lose in order to taste your own realization?" "What will you set down in order to host hope?" and wraps up these thoughts with: "How could you...?Read more ›
Time to change our negative thought into postive thoughts...makes life so much easier...
She is an amazing writer with so much to give and share. Thank you for this beautiful book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Book came in great condition...basically new! And adore the words of Mary Anne, she is very empowering. Passing her wisdom and experience on to all. Love it!Published on August 9, 2013 by Sarah
This book is amazing if you want to look at your life and where it has gone and is going.Published on August 7, 2013 by Lynn
For those who need a lift in life Mary Anne Radmacher is definitely a positive influence. A positive and excellent set of instructions on how to energise your days.Published on June 13, 2013 by Mrs. Sandra A. Roberts
My mother gave me this book two years ago. I read it and on the surface I understood what Mary Anne was saying. Read morePublished on January 24, 2013 by Jess
THis is a book recommended by a friend who looks back at her copy all the time. It's very inspiring to the person who is looking for their purpose or how to really live in the... Read morePublished on March 22, 2010 by PNW gal
I am only halfway through this book, loving each page! It's title caught my eye, and lead it straight to my heart! Read morePublished on February 2, 2010 by Grandma Laura
This is a must read for everyone! Her words are amazing and so touching and true! It is a book one can read over and over again.Published on December 5, 2009 by Christine M. Cann