I spent last week at the beach reading. And by reading I mean devouring. The book? Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from the book, especially with it being so wildly popular and all.
I was surprised to find that I really enjoyed the read. Not that I could relate. (Make no mistake.) But still, I enjoyed it.
Most of all I was happy to find a couple of nuggets of wisdom that I took away with me. So I’ll share:
“There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under the jurisdiction. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with. I can select what I can read and eat and study. I can choose how I’m going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts.”
AND THE MOST POWERFUL:
“Why must everything always have a practical application?”