Thursday, April 4, 2013

A New Book

Since this was the day after treatment, there was no energy to be found in my body for most of the day......along with the chills and fever and aches that hit and the fact that it is cold and rainy.....I spent the day reading.   I started the morning with magazines, not much attention span, but as the day went by, the energy began to spread through my body and I picked up a new book I had bought this week.

"Manuscript Found in Accra" is the new book from Paulo Coelho.  He wrote The Alchemist, which is one of my all-time favorite books.  This new book is, I think every bit as good as The Alchemist.
It is ancient wisdom, in a simple story full of hope. Each page is full of amazing quotes, words that you will read and reread many this one, "Fate is never unfair to anyone. We are all free to love or hate what we do."  Another one that blew me away, " We are afraid to change because we think that, after so much effort and sacrifice, we know our present world."  And my favorite,
"Therefore, your enemies are not the adversaries who were put there to test your courage. They are the cowards who were put there to test your weakness."

Reading this book today helped put yesterday in better perspective,  though I don't believe I will ever fully understand the world those big green chairs create.
Wishing you all a good night, and sweet dreams.


  1. Great quotes, Jilda. I hope you are feeling much better today.

  2. I'm going to look for that new book...I hope today brings you sunshine and warmth and much relief.

  3. Love all the quotes but the last one is my favorite. Hope the rain stops and the sun brings some good healing your way.