"You know I always thought unicorns were fabulous creatures too, although I never saw one alive before." "Well now that we have met," said the unicorn, "If you believe in me, I'll believe in you." --lewis carrol
.an incandescent story about how you leave your mark on the world, no matter how little time you have to do it in .this story will break your heart wide open, not by wearing it down but by making it bigger and bigger until it bursts
"Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again." Og Mandino
.watch for yourself (click links) to see what one person has done to make a gentle life, her footprint on the planet memorable & has filled it with what perhaps we are all meant to learn...that life can be brimming with happiness for simple things, that what we already have is already enough and that humility and gratitude might be the secret to Being the Change in the world
.to make brief what has been said about this book...
.dee williams life changed in an instant, all too suddenly reminded that life is short, time is precious, and that she wanted to be spending hers with the people and things she truly loved
.deciding to build an eighty-four-square-foot house on her own, from the ground up was just the beginning of building a new life .deciding to 'just go for it' chucking all her stuff and focusing on living in the moment, she discovered it made her truly happy .she was content with only what she needs without wishing for more
.the lessons she learned & shares apply to all of us, every day, regardless of whether or not we decide to discard all our worldly belongings .dee william's storyis an utterly seductive meditation on the benefits of slowing down, scaling back, and appreciating the truly important things in life