Have you ever thought of what heaven looks like? Do you think it would be in a place full of clouds and with people wearing white dresses and pants? Well, who the hell knows? No one does, right? But one thing I know is --- every one of us, we have our own interpretation of heaven --- whether it will be somewhere over the hills or in a beach perhaps.
So today, I’m going to share you this book, “The Five People You Meet in Heaven.” In this book, the American internationally recognized and best-selling author, Mitch Albom shares his own concept of heaven. And so far, it was one of the few books that have inspired me the most.
So let’s get to the story itself, this book has an interesting twist for a beginning for it starts with an ending--- the death of an elderly man named Eddie who thought he lived the rest of his life, full of misery and regret. He died when he attempted to save a young girl from an amusement park ride accident. Throughout the story, he found himself at different places and met five people who had significantly impacted his life. These five people, loved ones and strangers, reminisced a moment with Eddie that changed their lives and his forever. When he met his last person, he realized that the moments in his life that he thought nothing of was actually significant. In the end, he finally had peace in his heart that he really did matter after all.
So that was how the story went in “The Five People You Meet in Heaven”. It was once said in the book, “The greatest gift God can give you: to understand what happened in your life, to have it explained. It is the peace you have been searching for.”
The book doesn’t only tell us about life, but it also put thoughts to our mind and opens our hearts. When I finished the book, it left me a lot to ponder upon. It made me realize that love endures no matter what happen. Even in death, even if life ends, even if it’s lost, love is still there and just takes on a different form. Forgive and let go...
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