BOOK: A Painted Inspiration from the Palm-Fringed Beaches
Author: Salma Abdulatif
Publisher: Mystery Publishers (K) Ltd
Date Published: 6 May 2017
Reviewer: Nancy Oyula
A painted Inspiration carries everything displayed on its title. This book lives to its name. The beauty with reading this genre is that there is no way you will get to the last page frowning. There are no characters in the book who may make you sad, or angry. You don’t meet a villain while reading. The paragraphs are smooth and anything you bump into uplifts you in one way or the other.
“WE ARE THE determinants of our happiness. That everlasting satisfaction; like a refreshing stream flowing in infinite circulation And you may be wondering why—it’s because of two things. Stimulus and Response. If someone stimulates us in any form, we have the freedom to choose how we want to respond to that circumstance…” This is the first paragraph your eyes come across when you start reading the book. The writer reminds us that it’s only us, who can dictate how we lead our lives. You as an individual are in charge of your being. If you let the negativity surround you, then you may end up miserable. You should only associate yourself with positive vibes. This way, you’ll live a happy human.
The nuggets of wisdom shared by the author are in seventy nine mini-paragraphs. With each paragraph comes something that each of us will find useful for our should. For a moment, I felt like I was reading another set of Laws of Power.
The whole book is gold. Every word penned down counts. Reading through helps you open your eyes and see some things you’ve been ignoring in a different way. The following three points listed are my favorite. They are pretty much self explanatory and can be understood by everyone.
- When you never question, you are bound to misinterpret.
- It is never a bed of roses, even the richest of people struggle.
- Don’t rush. Don’t imitate. Set your own pace.
- Motivate people not because you are in any way perfect, but because your words may heal a wound somewhere.
- You have to always know your destination before you set out to travel.
The seventy seventh point is very brief and and clear. “Procrastination kills your potential.” I loved it especially because it hit so closer to home. I and perhaps you who is reading will agree with me that at some point in your life, you have been postponing work you were to do. Procrastination is a disease, and it costs us a lot. With just four words, the author has made it plain that we need to put an end to it.
This book is an essential if you feel like you slip away from your goals from time to time. The best thing about such light reads is one can carry the books around. It’s an enlightening book.