When I finally calmed down and put enough make-up on disguise the redness that popped up on my face (known to happen to me when tears have been in the forecast), I roamed the aisles for a little pick me up. Something to soothe my spirit a little bit.
A Book to Read When You Are Having One of Those Days
December 9, 2011 12 Comments
And I came across a book my mom recommended that I read.
I’m usually not into “self-help” books, or non-fiction, really, but this book captivated me.
It was like walking into a room, and everyone in there has removed their mask. Taken down their guard. For this moment, they are who they really are. They go beyond the standard niceties we all go back and forth with. And this time, the question “How Are You?” is answered with more than, “Fine.”
And like you, they are having a really bad day, month, year or decade.
And in this room, you go up to them, and one by one they tell you their story. They hold your hand as you both cry over the awful experiences you have handled and faced. You both laugh over the moments that you can only laugh about because you absolutely have to.
And you get angry at the unspeakably unfair moments they have experienced and endured.
And this was the book I found and read on one of my own really bad days.
My Review of When the Worst that Can Happen Already Has by Dennis Wholey
When you read this book, you are reading first-hand accounts from people who are experiencing everything from fatal disease, concentration camps, alcoholism, divorces, death, wars, cancer, and so much more. The book also deals with faith, hope, optimism, and the will to survive. It isn’t a sob story, but rather a book that shows how strong we all really are – even at the worst point in our lives.
While reading this book, you will feel connected to humanity in a way that you may not have before. It’s a book to read to soothe your spirit as it soothed mine on my own really awful day. It won’t tell you how to solve your problems. It won’t tell you what you’re doing wrong. All it will say, is you are not alone. And to keep hope and faith alive.
Book Best Read With
A glass of wine, a cup of hot tea, some strong coffee, a warm blanket, cozy pajamas, and a safe haven, wherever you may find one.