Archive for October, 2010


Book: The Gifts of Imperfection       Pages: 0-23                    For Friday, the 29th of October

I started by reading the introduction of this book, calming myself down. I was in a quiet room, and this book, so far, has been everything that I needed. She started by talking about how she wanted to spread the word of whole heartedness, which is the purpose of this book. The definition of wholehearted is simply this: You are very devoted, kind, trustworthy, loving, enthusiastic, and many other things. When she is talking aobut the gifts of imperfection, she is pointing out the struggles in our lives, and twisting them in a way so they seem like gifts; something to be thankful for. She shared her struggle trying to reach out to parents, when no hope was there and how being brave takes a lot of courage, especially for her daughter, Ellen. She showed me how different friends, can help you in different ways, according to their personalities. Throughout her younger years, she was always trying to be the “poster child sister” for her other siblings. She eventually found out that it wasnt helping her, so she tried to be herself, along with some help of her youngest sister, Ashley.

                       This book has actually been very soothing for me. It was easy to jump into it, thinking that I could accomplish something. I feel better and cleansed already. I dont dread reading this at all. Im going to focus on me, now. I need to fall under the wholeheartedness category for the sake of me and others. I love how she is using references from her real life experiences to teach me a lesson, good or bad. Im comfortable reading this, with no complications. All I need now is an open heart, and an open mind.

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 I think that this book is about animal loss and finding a better way to deal with the sadness for both you and your kids. It may quite possibly help you reflect your happier times with your pet.

         I chose this book because I am very fond and soft hearted when it comes to animals. I dont have lots of animal losses, but when they do happen, I get very emotional. I think that this would be a good book for me.

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I would say that this book is about self- motivation and your journey to getting there. Its a way of showing yourself how you are worth it, and not caring about what other people think. It helps with your appearance of yourself, to yourself. The basic way to decribe this is finding you inner happiness.

I would like to read this book because happiness has somehow left my life for some period of time. I want to know what its like to finally laugh at myself again, and to start excepting me, for me. I want to laugh at something silly, even though it may be pointless. Self acceptance will hopefully be my start on the road to happiness.