She turned to me and said you should blog about this. So I am.
That question is very challenging for me. It's like asking me for my favorite book. I have so many. It is usually the last one I read. But back to the question, "which books have been influential in my life?"
The first book is "Mr Dog: The Dog Who Belonged to Himself" by Margaret Wise Brown
My mother read this to me before I ever went to school. At the end of the story she would ask me, "Whose little girl are you?
"Daddy's little girl?"
"Your little girl?"
"No. You are your own little girl. You belong to yourself."
It took me many , many years to replace this book. I received such a wonderful gift of self because of this book.
The second book that is memorable for its impact on my life is "The Magnificent Obsession" By Lloyd Cassel Douglas. My copy is a red hard bound. I read this book when I was in my early 20's. It taught me about making investments in other people. In my opinion the book is better than the movie.
The third book is a very recent read. "The Simple Act of Gratitude" by John Kralik. I loved the story of how writing 365 thank you notes changed his life.
It is a book that found its way to me after I chose gratitude as "my one little word." Its a very fast read.
There are other books that have influenced me in so many ways. I have been influenced by an authors writing style. I have been haunted by stories. I have been uplifted by the gift of humor that some authors share.
Can you name three books that have influenced you? I hope you share your list.