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Life is Short - Live it Vividly - Live Like a Fruit Fly
February 8, 2012
Live Like a Fruit Fly is well worth the read. I felt as though Gabe was sitting in my living room, feet on the coffee table, while we chatted. Though I've read similar messages in other books, his cheery style made this easy for me to relate to. Written in short vignettes Live Like a Fruit Fly reminds us to enjoy every moment, stand up for what we believe in, and remember to take time to appreciate our loved ones because life is short.
This book is about facing the fears we all have, the way real people face them, sweating and worried about what would happen if we fail. But the truth of it is that when we do face those fears we discover it was much ado about nothing. And yet we still say "this was the scariest thing..." People rarely talk about how their thoughts lead to, or away from, fear. OR how that affects their actions. Reading Gabe's self-talk helped me to realize that I'm not the only one with the mind chatter. A dialogue that tries to talk me out of doing something courageous and worthwhile, that all too often keeps me from taking action. A failure that I regret later.
It's not a long book, I admit that. However given the fast pace of my life right now, that is a bonus. And while the short chapters gave me obvious breaks where I COULD put it down, I didn't want to. It held my attention, and kept me up past my normal bedtime. Something that doesn't happen often. I have read a great many 'live in the moment' books, and this one touched something deep within me. Coming at the right moment Live Like a Fruit Fly reached out to lift me up, dust me off and send me out into the world, once again knowing what is truly important in life-each other. It reminds us - life is short - live it vividly.