Tuesday, December 19, 2006

For One More Day

Today is a good day. I really feel like this is the season of hope. So much has changed for us in the last year, and it's been for good. I'm so happy in this new house. Yes it's small, and we're still trying to find things, but it's a home. Maybe it's the house, but I feel better than I have in two years, and I'm getting more accomplished than I have maybe ever. I look to the future, and it's filled with promise. It's hard to explain, but I know that God is blessing us daily in ways we don't anticipate, and if we allow Him to lead, where we go will only be good. Speaking of good...

For One More Day by Mitch Albom is another moving book by an author who knows how to move us best. Albom has been accused of writing treacle, but sometimes sweetness can be good, and his truly is. Chick Benetto lived his life trying to please his absent father, often at the expense of his mother. After a series of downfalls, Chick attempts suicide and instead is given a chance, a chance most of us would love to have, a chance to make things right and turn his life around. Albom writes simply and directly with phrases that often zing right to the heart. If you allow him to, Albom will take you on a ride well worth going on. The lessons Chick learns are ones we all need to and often stumble through. Several sections are entitled "Times I Didn't Stand Up for My Mother." I can think of several times I didn't, and they haunt me still. For One More Day is truly a love letter to a mother, and this would make a terrific Christmas gift for one.

I love my library. I picked up several CD's today that will have me singing right through the holiday season. Right now I'm listening to Carole King's Tapestry. The pic of the day is Mia with her best friend at the church program.