Friday, September 5, 2008

Friday' s Flings and a book review

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

I was really bad this week and didnt take any pictures of my decluttering but kept it up or tried to through out the week. I worked on my inbox more and deleted 100 emails. I unsubscribed from 5 more newsletters that wasnt working for me anymore. I tossed water bottles into recycling from my daughter's bedroom. I got rid of a bag more receipts , what was I thinking!!!!!!!!! Also another stack of magazines. On Sunday they are all being recycled to use on a vision boards. I got rid of two shirts that were stained . My old doctors notes for my previous subscriptions. I also started cleaning up my documents folder a bit (work in progress).

Well as most of you know it was time for me to go back to work after a great summer. On Tuesday of this week I started at a new school. I was really apprehensive the first day but quickly learned I had nothing to worry about . The school is awesome the staff are great too and the children for the most part are well mannered. Well they all welcomed me with open arms!!!!!!!!!!!!
The second day at my job I went to my new mailbox and found a book. I opened it up and it was a gift from the principal welcoming me. At first I thought wow what a nice thought but if it isnt a book I will read I will recycle( my decluttering mind). I didnt really look at it except the cover and the inside inscription till I got home. I told my daughter I had received a book and she asked to see it. I took it out of my bag and when I went to hand it to her I noticed the back cover a man and 3 children were on it. Then it hit me this is the story I had heard about and was so excited to have the book.
I have almost read all of it . It was really hard to put down and had to force myself not to stay awake and read it all in one night which I easily could have done.
If you dont recognize the title from the picture I have of the book let me tell you it is a not to miss book!!!!!!!!!!!! Last lecture is about a man that learns he has cancer and is offered to do one last lecture at Carnegie Hall. He decides to do it to leave a legacy for his children. The book goes into more details and lessons or he says lectures to learn. He says throughout the book there are 53 lectures. The one that sticks with me is the brick wall . A brick wall is not put up to stop you but to see how hard you really want something . To break through and achieve what you want on the other side. I love that !
It is a bit of a tear jerker though so have the kleenex ready.
Off to finish my book now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you have read it leave a comment did you love it too or what did you learn from it???????


HDMac said...

I haven't read it but it sure sounds like a worthy book to read. Thanks for sharing!

Onward and upward to the decluttering challenge! :)

Glad you are happy at the new school! That is important!

fruitfulwords said...

What a great week: some great decluttering going on, being welcomed into a great school, and recieving a great book.

I haven't read this book, but I did listen to his story. I'll be anxious to hear what you have to say about the book as I've heard it's inspirational. I like reading inspirational.