Invest in the human family. Invest in people. Build a little community of those you love and who love you.
("Tuesdays with Morrie")
More Quotes from Mitch Albom:You can find something truly important in an ordinary minute.
Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too--even when youre in the dark. Even when youre falling.
Since everyone was going to die, he could be of great value, right ... He could be research. A human textbook. 'Study me in my slow and patient demise. Watch what happens to me. Learn with me.'
It was sad, the imbalance of it all. Why do kids assume so much from one parent and hold the other to a lower, looser standard?
I thought about all the people I knew who spent many of their waking hours feeling sorry for themselves. How useful it would be to put a daily limit on self-pity. Just a few tearful minutes, then on with the day.
It's not contagious, you know. Death is as natural as life. It's part of the deal we made.
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