Thursday, January 8, 2009

Enhance Your Life in 5 Minutes--Task 6 from Ms. Cellaneous

If you haven’t read what the “Enhance Your Life in 5 Minutes” series is all about, please click here. Feel free to join in at any time--no penalty for late starts!

Right now go and place a CLASSIC book in your car, bag, backpack or purse. That’s it! (Putting a classic book in several strategic locations would be even better.) That is all there is for today’s task. But, now you have something useful and uplifting to do while waiting. Waiting? For what? To pick up a child. For your turn at the doctor’s office. Standing in an endless line. For traffic to start moving. For something unexpected.

You can find some classic book lists here and here to help you get some book ideas.

You could choose to read some classic books that are not fiction, for instance something by these authors would be excellent:
  • Stephen Covey or his son Sean Covey
  • Og Mandino
  • Norman Vincent Peale
  • Mark Victor Hanson
  • Leo Buscaglia

Or some of these titles:

  • Faith Precedes the Miracle
  • The Magic of Thinking Big
  • The Secret
  • Scriptures (This of course is the classic of all classics with stories, adventure, quotable quotes, action, love, etc. All the elements of a fantastic read. :)
  • The Hiding Place (If you haven’t read this one, I highly, highly recommend it! Something {or many somethings} in this story is bound to grab the attention of your heart and mind.)
  • Joni: An Unforgettable Story (I also highly recommend this story by Joni Eareckson Tada. Through her story you see there is no excuse for not living life to the fullest.)

My definition of a classic book is one that you can read again and again and never finish enjoying and learning from it.

Please share some good reads you have found too! I definitely didn’t provide a complete list.



Great Post!

CompleteLee Blogger said...

Done. I found a nice small book that could fit easily in my purse.

Laurie said...

Done! My book is Little Women. I've always wanted to read it, and now I can more easily!

CompleteLee Blogger said...

Super! Have you watched the movie? It is good too. :)