It’s Not Fair | Learning to Love the Life You Didn’t Choose

_225_350_Book.1996.coverI read the synopsis of this book a few different times over a span of days. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read it or not. I’m that I finally give is a chance.

Hey, you. Are you debating whether to destroy something with your bare hands or curl up on the couch for a decade or two? This book will solve all of your problems. (Sheesh, that’s aiming a bit high.) This book is a cup of hot coffee, a ginormous bar of chocolate, or the magical fairy that comes over and does your dishes while you lie in the fetal position clutching a fluffy pillow. Sometimes when life falls apart the only acceptable response is hysterical laughter. When things get so far gone, so spectacularly a world away from any plans you made or dreams you dreamed, you feel it bubbling up inside of you and you scream, “It’s not fair!” And it isn’t. Fair is an illusion, and life is weird. This book will help you laugh at life’s absurd backhands. This book is an empathetic groan of our collective unfairnesses. You might want to throw it across the room, and you might want to hug it like your new best friend. This book is about us sitting down together in our shared mess, taking a deep breath, gripping hands, looking the hard stuff in its beady little eyeballs, and bahahahaaing at it. Life’s not fair, but we can learn to love this life we didn’t choose.

I loved reading the stories, scripture, advice. The book is filled with ‘real’ information. It reminds us that we are not the only one going through something. We’re all gonna go through it at some point in our lives. We choose how we react to every situation and we should keep a positive attitude. In the end it will all work out.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

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