People who read, raise your hands. 🙂 Hi everyone, it is the last day of our weekday and we are gearing towards the weekend! Hooray!
Reading is an activity that is very close to my heart. It literally brings me to a place where I could just be immersed in an alternative reality. To put into perspective, I spend around 20 minutes in a clothing store but could easily spend 2 hours in a bookstore. That’s how much I love being surrounded by books. In a world where everything is getting extremely busy, it could be challenging to sit down and actually read something. However, there is nothing more rewarding than keeping our minds agile. I am a big advocate for people to pick up reading. I believe knowledge empowers you. It doesn’t matter what type of books you read (I mean books not tabloid magazines), you will keep firing those neurones in your brain to keep it active. A active mind leads to a better overall wellbeing. Thus, #pickabookFriday is where I will talk briefly about a book I’ve read in the hope that it would inspire everyone to take up this meaningful activity. 🙂
In this first post of this series, I chose The Little Prince. It is my favourite book mainly because of the strong messages embedded in it which I could relate to at any stage of my life. This lovely book is packed with beautiful metaphors and analogy. It discusses the different roles people assume in life, the varying characters of humans, different perspective in looking at life issues and most importantly friendship and love. No matter what stage of life you are at, you will definitely take away a meaningful message. The beauty of this book lies in its ability to ignite inner reflection on what is important for you. I believe it is a book that will appeal to anyone.
There are many insightful moments in the book but one quote stood out from the rest:
“One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes”
What are the most beautiful things for you?
Happy reading everyone and have a great weekend!