My very first foray into the world of Mitch Albom and it did not disappoint. The story of a man who, with his experiences in life, has lost his sense of living and through out the journey of his death, relives his memories through the eyes of the people who touched his life.
It was very easy for me to love this book. So many lessons learned and echoed in real life. It was difficult for me to put the book down once I started reading it and I hated to stop just to do something or other.
The book touches on connections; how our lives are connected to one another, be it small or big ways. We affect each other. Our actions can have little to monumental effects to another being. Each action is a ripple, touching others, maybe even hurting them. We may not know it and we may not mean to, but all that is part of living in the world.
I like to think that the book is also telling us that life goes on even after death. We must live our lives, not simply existing. Though people we love may fade, we owe it to ourselves to move forward and realize that death is not the end.