How Tuesdays With Morrie Changed My Life

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There are so many things in the world that we live in that has impacted my life in so many ways. Here lately as a senior in high school, the most things that have impacted and changed my life were the novels that i have been reading in Coach Frei’s class. Some of them not as much as others. For example, Tuesdays With Morrie, has had one of the biggest impacts on my life and how to live it. Here are some ways that this emotional rollercoaster of a book has impacted my life. The first thing that had impacted me from this book was feeling sorry for yourself.
“I asked Morrie if he felt sorry for himself. ‘Sometimes, in the mornings,’ he said. ‘Thats when I mourn. I give myself a good cry if I need it. But then I concentrate on all the good things in my life.’ “. After reading this in the novel I took note of it and tried it. In the morning, like Morrie in the novel, I had started mourning in the mornings, no pun intended. I had thought about everything in my past that had hurt me and had impacted me the most and I sobbed. I will cry for about five minutes then I start to think to myself “Things in life don’t happen by chance, they happen for a reason. My grandma passing happened for a reason, it was time for her to go to a better place. The reason I had felt so alone the past couple of days made me feel loved today.” Towards the end of my momentary sadness in the morning, I had started looking towards what I had to be grateful for in my life. I had clothes on my back, a car that ran, and a warm meal to come home to everyday. Reading this quote made sense to me. Why mourn throughout the day feeling sorry for yourself. You have more things to feel grateful for than what you have to feel sorry for yourself. The second greatest impact that this novel had on me was the true meaning of family.
"The fact is, there is no foundation, no secure ground, upon which people may stand today if it isn't the family. It's become quite clear to me as I've been sick. If you don't have the...

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