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What I’m Reading: Tuesdays with Morrie Pt. 2

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At the beginning of all of my posts from now until December 31st I will be including a link to my Dressember fundraising page. I will also be sharing facts about modern day slavery. Today’s fact: Sex trafficking is a major contributor to the spread of HIV.  (information found here).

Here is the link to my fundraising page if you want to join me in helping exploited women experience freedom.  Part of Dressember is just starting the conversation, but another large part is raising money to help Dressember’s partners carry out rescue missions. Just $200 dollars helps with the immediate needs a woman has when she leaves a trafficking situation. Whether or not you make a donation, start the conversation!

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This post is long overdue but I have been going back and forth on how to present my thoughts. This is such a good book and it is one I plan to read over and over again.

Tuesdays with Morrie is one of my favorite books I have ever read. It gave the same honesty that Still Alice gave but this was a true story. In an effort to hold onto the memory of his old professor, Mitch Albom recorded the meetings he had with Morrie so you know all the quotes in there are truly Morrie’s words.

Something that I did not realize before reading was that Morrie had ALS. This is close to my heart because I have run the Sharon Timlin 5k every year for the past few years. While I love running through Hopkinton (the town where the Boston marathon starts), and meeting Mike Timlin and whoever his star guest is, my favorite part of that race is reading the posters they have that give you a look at people who also had ALS.

There are a lot of life lessons thrown in here that I think are important to hear multiple times. I do not want to give too much of the story away so I will be sharing some of my favorite life lessons instead…

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Now, I never usually highlight in books, not even in my college textbooks. I do not like to “ruin” books but I highlighted every life lesson I thought was important in this book. Anything that spoke to me I highlighted, I think there were a ton of great lessons in this book and I do not want to lose them down the road. This gives me the freedom to go back later on and flip through quickly if I need a simple reminder. 

Happy reading!

xox,

Marissa

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