“And I’m going to let you in on a little secret about life. You think it’s boring now? Well, it only gets more boring. The sooner you learn it’s on you to make life interesting, the better off you’ll be.” ~Where’d you go Bernadette by Maria Semple
It truly is up to us to make our life a great interesting life or a life that we can complain about and end our day with despair. I like how Bernadette, in the book, states that things only get worse as time passes because she makes the reader realize, we can see the glass half empty or half full. We can complain about each and every situation or we can take action in changing it with a positive perspective. How will you view life today? Yes, we get daggers thrown our way, dodge those daggers and change the manner in which you view life. Life is too special, too beautiful to drown ourselves with the silly things. Let’s make life interesting by helping others in the process, loving ourselves and those around us and embracing the beauty it has to offer. If you go through life “bored”, “sad”, “depressed”, “angry”, “tyrannical” then you are going to miss out on the beauty that you have the power to embrace.
Have a great day!
Soft book review: I have completed this book in two days and, let me just say, this is not a book you can simply put down, once reaching the middle of it. It is a book chugger. LOL if that makes any sense. It is incredibly funny, yet so sad. Sad to see the reality of how women are often seen as the “hysterics”, as Freud would say, sad to see that how things can have a domino effect on many, sad to see that we can live through life depressed and the common signs are often ignored as we become preoccupied with our daily rituals. I was also shocked to find that the writer, skillfully and light-heartedly, writes about the usage of sexual abuse as a tool to weaken the opposite sex. For example, she writes about the Congo rapes, which leads me to think about the Rwanda genocide. Simply sad, but all wrapped up in a book that will make you laugh out loud. This is a wonderful book full of so many underlying topics. I recommend this!