Dad called today with a book recommendation. When my Father, who lives by the saying, "If you want my opinion, you don't have to ask", calls and recommends a book, its for a reason. The book is titled, The 7 Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life, by Glenn Beck and Keith Ablow, M.D. Where does the courage to persevere come from when everything seems hopeless? Why is it nearly impossible to succeed without faith? How much do family and friendships matter in our journey? How do we break down our walls and reveal our inner truths? What does having compassion really mean? How do you tell real friends apart from those who are holding you back? If there’s no one to blame for my past, what do you do with your anger and resentment?
These kinds of questions are the starting point toward fundamentally changing how you view past damaging relationships, toward breaking the debilitating grip of addiction and depression, toward injecting life with new meaning and purpose and toward helping you embark on a new journey based on hope, strength, and personal empowerment.
As you unwrap each of the seven wonders for yourself, you’ll discover exactly what Glenn Beck found as he transformed his own life from darkness to light, from dead ends to endless possibilities, from addiction to freedom: it doesn’t take a superhero to find the strength to change—it just takes the courage to take the first step.
The Seven Wonders Glenn and Dr. Ablow discuss are:
1. Courage 2. Faith 3. Truth 4. Compassion 5. Friendship 6. Family 7. Common Sense
As I read the book, along with the several other books recently added to my "to do" list, I'll share some thoughts and personal reflections.