“Take a look at your bookcase. If you had enough free time, which book would be the first one you’d like to reread? Why?”
Well, though I’m in a hurry this time to post my daily musing, I’ll take time to answer this question from the daily post.
I have enormous books in the shelf which I wanna reread! Mitch Albom’s books are on the top list.
- The First Phone Call from Heaven
- Tuesdays with Morrie
- For One More Day
- The Five People You Meet in Heaven (I don’t have my copy, from a friend’s shelf)
Obviously, Mitch Albom’s recent book has been my top favorite among his master pieces! I also love Tuesdays with Morrie big time! There’s a greater reason behind why I love it the most, not to mention, it’s simply profound!
Mitch Albom visited our country, not only to give huge amount of money for the Yolanda victims through National Bookstore Foundation and Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation, but also to promote his new book earlier this year. I have a lot of friends in YBH, including the co-founder, Dr. Anton Lim. So, I was more than grateful for his generosity and support to our kababayans — emitting compassion is his own unique way.
So when I visited National Bookstore on April 18, 2014, my heart skipped a beat. I actually posted the photo in my Facebook timeline with a caption: “I left my heart at the bookstore. Will return to take it back.” But I wasn’t able to return to buy due to busyness and yeah, I was broke!
Gratefully, I didn’t! 12 days after, I received a copy of my own, sent thru a courier, LBC! Surprise of all surprises!
DAY 59 (100 Happy Days entry, April 30th)
Best Surprise ever!
“Be aware & beware of what you wish for.” ~Curly Bookworm
Seemed it’s Christmas or my birthday!
I received a package from Ms. Apple, just to find out that she saw my post re Mitch Albom’s latest book many days ago. There’s no occasion, and that made it more amazing!
“Helping Yolanda victims is like answering a phone call from heaven”. ~ Albom
Ms. Apple is indeed gifted with generosity & thoughtfulness. Through #amBAG campaign, we were able to get connected and built friendship! I’m so blessed sharing the joy of helping others with her. And our talk over the phone was also surprising!
Ms. Apple, thanks a lot once again for the precious time, 1:01:04! Never thought we already consumed more than an hour! Humbling experience it was!
God bless your heart more!
Thanks for the special delivery of my heart which I left in the bookstore, through this book!
I’m humbled, blessed and really felt special coz Ms. Apple and I haven’t met personally, and yet with our communications, it seemed we’ve known each other for a long time!
Her response: “I am honored to fulfill one of your wishes, it may not be an expensive one, but knowing that it made you happy, it has made me happier. May you continue to inspire your readers as you have inspired me. May God continuously bless you and your family, so you can continuously bless others too…hugs and kisses.”
Special Place in My Heart
Two things usually happen to my favorite books; either I’ll read it hastily and wouldn’t stop until I finish it, or read it slowly, as if thoroughly masticating a sumptuous meal. I did the same thing to Mitch Albom’s books. Yet, The Phone Call from Heaven has a significant meaning, since I lost loved ones. Though I have a different view/belief on the state of the dead, I somehow appreciate this kind of literature!
DAY 61 (100 Happy Days entry, May 2nd)
The most inspiring remembrance my late ate Leah left, her hand-made, pressed flowers bookmark done 12 years ago.
One at a Time
I love to juggle work, and I apply the same multitasking in reading books. I sometimes read three books simultaneously in a week. One in the morning, another one during vacant periods, and the last one at night, without messing up with info and details. I love doing that! But it’s still best to read and enjoy a book, one at a time.
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