I agree with the author’s premise. There are many situations we cannot change in our life. However, our attitude has a huge impact on our emotions and how we deal with those uncontrollable events.
The book contains numerous examples of people who are satisfied with their life situations, even though they are suffering from grief, life threatening illnesses, and other tragic events. Their stories demonstrated practical applications for each of the lessons taught in this book.
We may not be able to change our circumstances, but we can change our life by living out the following attitudes: gratitude, confidence, perseverance, open-mindedness, faith, commitment, hope, compassion, determination, humility, joy, trust, and ownership.
Be the best you, you can be.
Adversity is what makes us strong. It teaches us valuable lessons. It forces us to adapt. It allows us to develop skills, so we can overcome obstacles. Adversity may not be fun, but it can be beneficial.
I was drawn to this book by the title. It sounded intreating, so I decided to buy it.
The narrator of the book is Death, as in a Grim Reaper type character. The story is about a girl named Liesel. She lives in Nazi Germany, with her foster parents. Her brother died on the train ride to their foster home, which lead to her first act of book thievery.
Liesel struggled to adjust to her new family life and new school. However, she had a scrappy attitude that won her the respect of the other kids in the neighborhood.
In spite of the hatred around them, she learns compassion and love from her foster parents. She also learns about courage and how to survive during difficult times.
The book is a bit weird, but interesting. I thought it was interesting and thought provoking.
I am not a Sci-Fi fanatic, but I do enjoy the genre. I guess I am more of a part-time Sci-Fi fan. Anyway, I like Sci-Fi films and books for three main reasons.
- It makes me feel as if the future is full of unlimited potential.
- The scenarios are creative and complex.
- The characters overcome extreme obstacles to defeat evil in whatever form it may take.
If you are a Sci-Fi fan or fanatic, let me know why it appeals to you. I’m curious.
Who controls you? Do you have an internal or an external locus of control?
Those who believe outside forces completely determine what will happen to them, have an external locus of control. They view obstacles as insurmountable and believe they are unable to change their life circumstances.
Those who believe they can impact their life through their own actions, have an internal locus of control. They are not immune to unfortunate events, trauma, or other obstacles. However, they focus on finding solutions to their problems.
It is important to notice, bad things happen to people in both groups. The difference is in how they view negative events and in how they deal with the problems created by those events.