Wednesday, 28 November 2012

CMK READS : DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF... (BOOK REVIEW)

"A more peaceful way to live is to decide consciously which battles are worth fighting and which are better left alone. If your primary goal isn't to have everything work out perfectly but instead to live a relatively stress-free life, you'll find that most battles pull you away from your most tranquil feelings."

"Underneath the most annoying behavior is a frustrated person who is crying out for compassion.When you're not negatively affected by the action of others, it's a lot easier to stay focused on the beauty of life."

Those are some of the words I need to see before deciding that this book is for me! I've searched for this gem for so long. Book is always out of stock or no-longer in stock. I got the author and the title but it seems to be elusive until one Saturday, weeks before my birthday, I saw the book only in different form.

Different since the book is a three-part cover of Richard Carlson's book series.


DETAILS:
TITLE: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...(Paperback)
... and it's all small stuff (Part 1)
... at work (Part 2)
... about money (Part 3)
AUTHOR: Richard Carlson
PUBLISHER: CPI Mackays, Chatham (Great Britain)
PRICE: Php 350.00 approx.


REALIZATIONS:
♠ Life can be simpler if we'll just breathe and appreciate things around us.
♠ Let others be "right" and you'll be loved. Some battles are worth 'losing'.
♠ We must let go of the idea that gentle, relaxed people can't be super-achievers!
♠ Live with this fact: Life is NOT fair. But GOD is!
♠ Whatever you practice most is what you will become.


"The people you meet are all here to teach you something.
Perhaps the obnoxious driver or disrespectful teenager
 is here to teach you about patience, 
the punk rocker might be here to teach you to be less judgmental."

CMK HAPPY THOUGHTS:
☺WORTH IT! Super! 3-books-in-one is definitely a good buy.
☺iRelate. To the highest level! Have you read a book 
which you feel that each line is for you? This is one of those.
☺Life unexpectedly. We all have a sort of illusion that life is pink. 
That if you are stressed then you are successful.
That if you are righteous then you are loved.
But life is not an IF-THEN statement.
This book opens you to a different kind of truth about life and how to deal with it. 



CMK WISHFUL THOUGHT:
☺Bulky. Stating the obvious, I know. It is a conscious 
effort to bring this book while you run your errands.

CMK THINKS:
 This is definitely a keeper. 
If you want to give someone a gift of enlightenment this Christmas, 
head on to your favorite bookstore and see if this is still in stock.

One of my favorite parts (from Part 1):

38. Tell 3 people (today) how much you love them

"... there is no good reason to wait.
NOW is the time to let people know how much you care."

  Please know that I have communicated with 
Kristine Carlson (Richard's wife) about me publishing 
this book's excerpt on my blog. 
Richard is dead but I thank GOD for He created writers like
 Richard to inspire us even after his life on earth.

Some related posts taken from this book:
#82 : REMEMBER, 100 YEARS FROM NOW, 

ALL NEW PEOPLE (Click HERE)

#17 : SURRENDER TO THE FACT 

THAT LIFE IS NOT FAIR (Click HERE)

Something from Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood 
“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, 
you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

So many books. So little time indeed! -CMK

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