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Love Each Day: Live Each Day So You Would Want to Live It Again Paperback – July 1, 2009
About the Author
Gail Holland has been a professional writer for more than 30 years and has worked as a journalist on newspapers and magazines in England, Canada, and the United States. She was a feature writer on the San Francisco Examiner newspaper, a staff writer for Home Magazine in London, England, and the Associate Editor of Noetic Sciences Review magazine. Holland has also worked in advertising and the movie industry. She is the author of A Call for Connections.
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"Are We Happy Yet?
We are used to psychologists, psychiatrists, and other "experts" offering advice about how to be happy and how to live a fulfilling life. Even though the books by these experts can be helpful, sometimes the best way to learn about life is from true stories. Although Love Each Day doesn't specifically tell people how to live a wonderful life, the authentic true stories nevertheless offer timeless lessons about enjoying life. The tapestry of true stories in our lives will always be invaluable. From these stories we not only learn how people from different walks of life live, but also what is important to these individuals. Ultimately, this book inspires readers to spend time treasuring what really matters."
Being a recent college graduate, I liked the approach Love Each Day took to defining a meaningful life, and how each day, or better yet, each action can open new doors and create new opportunities. I agree that life is meant to be lived and experienced, not just muddled through, and these short stories of personal experiences reaffirmed it for me. I only wish there had been a more diverse set of stories considering the collection's short length. In the end attitude is one of the keys to having a fulfilled and meaningful (to the individual) life. Overall a good read; and recommended.
Rating: Bounty's Out (3/5)
*** I received this book from LibraryThing Member Giveaways in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Love Each Day challenges you to look at your life as it currently is - or rather as you currently view it and ask yourself "is this what I want to live?" if the answer is "no" then you need to take a look at the way you look at your life.
The author does a good job of showing you how looking at something in a positive way can turn your view and your emotions around completely and how viewing everything in a negative reflects on your entirety and your overall life views.
I find it a challenge to view things in a positive turn - I tend to view things more negatively - regardless of what it is and sometimes I believe that I actually bring on my own bad luck (self fulfilling prohecy!).
This book is well written and accomplishes everything it sets out to do - makes you take a look at your life and hopefully, will make you want to make the changes you need to do for a better life.
i felt that some of the stories were a bit choppy and rushed but this may be a personal style issue. i would recommend the book to others based on its concept and the impact that it had on myself. overall i enjoyed reading this book because it made me think. i did walk away from it feeling that it is vital to focus on what is most important in life for myself rather than some idea of happiness held by society or my assumptions about those ideas. joy is found in the simple things and in treasuring those things that bring you to that joy. i am pleased with this collection of stories from so many people who took that time to consider the day that they would live again and felt enough about this to share it in this way.
It shares stories from different perspectives written by the author. She did an exceptional job showing how things that happen could affect a person negatively or show something wonderful about a person`s character. A lot of what happens throughout our day, can be looked at as something positive with learning or as something negative that happened to you.
I highly recommend this book to each and every person so they, too, will think about their lives without living a "blur" of a life. The book will remind you that life is short, live each moment and make the most of it. Change your attitude to become more laid back and accepting of what life throws you. If you are a negative person, it is time to change and you will find that life really is wonderful and precious.
Ms. Holland asked her subjects to avoid the day-I-got-married, day-I-won-my-Olympic-medal examples that focus on obvious highs. As a result, she brings to us a book based on the kinds of special and satisfying days we all have sometimes--a day when a personal goal is achieved, or we are re-awakened to a special wonder, or we make a connection with someone else in an enriching way.
I, at least, found that in dipping into the good days of people like and unlike myself, I re-connected somewhere in the back of my mind with my own good, enriching and satisfying experiences. In that way, perhaps, I experienced a bit of a gee-whiz buzz after all. In any case, it is a book one can read for awhile, put down, pick up, and keep by the bedside for a long time.