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The gift of books


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It has been a hard decision, but in order to make room for mom to move in to stay with me, I had to once again clear my books in the book case, leaving just a couple of them which have changed my life quite a fair bit.

These few self enlightenment books have walked with me through my darkest hours and led me to the light at the end of the tunnel.

Since young, I have always love to read. And I would spend much time in book stores and ended up with new books in my cabinet.

As the Chinese sayings that goes: In each book, you will find gold. Yes, it’s true, for I have gained knowledge and enlightenment through these books, and found my own world, which can’t be bought with dollars and cents.

But no matter how much I can’t bear to part with them, I have decided to give them away. Hence, I arranged with brother to send me to Salvation Army Headquarters and dropped the books two weeks back.

Coincidentally, I had a heart to heart chat with sister after our visit to the hospital last week.

I have always observed that sister has been unhappy with things happening around her and that long chat allowed me to see more in depth. I could sense that she felt lost.

I shared with her what I have learned from the books that I read, and how they have helped me look at things from different perspective, and how they have taught me to let go of things that I should not be holding on.

In the end, I suggested to pass her a book that talks about love and life, hoping that she will also gain something from within and let go of her burden, so that she can shoulder more important responsibilities in the days to come.




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