Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I Understand

Last night I finished the newest Nicholas Sparks book. Initially on finishing it I wasn't in love with it; I mean it was okay but didn't leave me in tears like most of the others - why this is what I want from books, I don't know!!

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But today, I couldn't stop thinking about it … the characters, the moments that did make me cry and make me laugh, the giant end surprise/takeaway from the book. I realized I was more in love with the story than I'd initially thought, sad that after work I wasn't going to get to hang out with Sophia, Luke, Ruth & Ira. Even though it didn't leave me in tears it did make an impact on me. That Nicholas Sparks still knows what he's doing!! 


Shortly after finishing the book, surprisingly, I was already applying it to my life. I was slightly angry with my husband for breaking a kitchen appliance. Looking back, not a big deal at all and to top it off "It was a thing" - my husband didn't die and it was so far from that. I learned from this book that I need to have a much more 'who cares' attitude when it comes to my 'things', that the one 'thing' that really matters is Love! Love in the form of who you love : Love in the form of who loves you - That is All That Matters because if you strip away all of the 'things' what could you truly not live without?!

love, office desk


Now I Understand. Do You?

ps. I highly recommend this book!!


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9 comments:

  1. I'm not a big Nicholas Sparks fan for some reason, but I keep seeing this book pop up and I have to admit I'm interested in it! It definitely sounds like it made an impact for you-- I love when you read something that keeps you thinking about it long after it's over!

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  2. Sunshine and PearlsApril 2, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    You may have actually inspired me to head over to Target and pick up my first Sparks book along with a box of tissues!

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  3. cayte & d.j.April 2, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Just finished the book as well. I found myself tearing up in parts that I didn't think I would as well. Ending was just so sweet and I loved how it all came together. I am a Nicholas Sparks' lover so I have read tons! I already want to read it again!

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  4. I think another reason I liked this book was for the rodeos and things I could relate to :-) This wasn't a real sappy love story like all the rest of his there were so many other interesting components. If you read it let me know what you think!!

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  5. Glad to hear it, if you read it let me know what you think!!

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  6. You know, I hardly read books more than once but I really think I could with this one and I'm sure I'd fall in love with it even more!
    Of course the farm wife in me loved those parts of the story :-)

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  7. I've never been a huge fan on Nicholas Sparks. I may have to give him a second chance.
    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  8. I had to stop reading Nicholas Sparks books because they are so depressing. Haha! I like a happier ending.

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  9. I worry WAY too much about the things that reeeeallly don't matter in the grand scheme of things. Also, I need to make more time for reading. I love getting caught up in a good book!

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