Why Tuesdays with Morrie added a little more Grace to living

We all desire for that reverberant teacher like coach Morrie who saw Mitch like a raw but precious buddy, who polished him with his words of wisdom to enlighten his hidden shine by pouring wisdom into his life. How lucky was Mitch Albom to have lovely teacher like professor Morrie Schwartz.

The story warmed my heart , and taught some of the remarkable lessons to remark this existence. 

  • Do we like living an ordinary life?
  • Do we love the journey we’re molding?
  • Why do we fear death ?
  • Are we happy with ourselves?
  • Are we at peace with ourselves?
  • How do we look life ?

All these unanswered insights fade the meaning of our lives. where words from morrie brings you close to the real meaning of life. It uncovers those confusing insights by connecting dots about the different life perspectives, and concluding it with real conscience. Life begins jotting small dots & ends with the same But in between  the beginning & end, you should compete transforming yourself. 

After many years, Mitch gets to know about his renowned professor morrie when he is suffering from a lifethrearting disease called ALS. After hearing about the struggling condition of Morrie, mitch decides to meet Morrie. They icebreak memories  during first meet. After that, they keep meeting on every Tuesdays with special stories. That is the reason book is named as “Tuesday’s with Morrie”. Tuesday was Morrie’s favourite day, as every Tuesday Morrie used to be excited to spent quality time with his buddy Mitch.

During these Tuesdays, Morrie use to narrate lessons about his life trip ,walking on the road between life & death.

Morrie gives a close overlook about life when he is close to death. He makes his every moment worth with his loved ones to make the journey remarkable. Where Mitchis  a young gentlemen, who doesn’t know the worth of letting in small moments & love. There is a stage in his  liveswhen we don’t realize our emotions, where we don’t realize what we actually want from our lives. Morrie helps him to understand not to escape, but to face, feel & perceive his emotions, because how you lived matters the most. And sometimes its important to spend time with people you love & things you love. 

Its important to Choose your heart & chase right things that will make your life meaningful. Where ‘meaningful’ doesn’t mean to chase materialistic things, here it means to chase things worth living for.

Because , you own the discovery of this life, make it worth & remarkable.

 He taught him about the story of little wave bobbing around the ocean  ,which concluded “ you’re not a wave, you’re part of the ocean”

After few valueable lessons, mitch was again back to work.

It was Tuesday again.

One day Mitch came to Morrie with a list of subjects he use to fear. And Morrie gave him a brief perspective on each of his subjects including love, death, marriage, having children, compassion ,trust , forgiveness ,envy, culture, money, fame , rules, happiness ,meaningful living & learning.

 Morrie explained Mitch that we need someone to listen, we need love to live and  we must love each other in order to live well. He said “in the beginning of life, when we are infants, we need others to survive, right? And at the end of life, when you get like me, you need others to survive, right? But here’s the secret; In between, we need others as well.”

Morrie taught him that pain is temporary, but the love you own permanently wins. Morrie teaches him the value of this valuable life which is meant to live with all your heart & love. Because at end, love wins.

After few Tuesdays passed, Mitch started recording words said by Morrie. He also use to listen them when he was far away. Mitch use to treasure every word said by his coach which helped him to heal, to confess love & to choose his purpose of living.

Professor Morrie beautifully explained to Mitch that , “ life is a series of pulls back  & forth. You want  to do one thing, but you are bound to do something else. Something hurts you, yet you know it shouldn’t. you take certain things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted. A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. And most of us live somewhere in the middle.

Which side wins? Love wins, love always wins”

Lessons were rolling on, Morrie’s deathbed was near to arrive.

It was Tuesday, Mitch met Morrie for few hours, Morrie was unwell,  he massaged 

Over his soles, cried for the first time holding hands of his coach. And coach smiled & said, Mitch see you felt something. Soon both buddies shared a tight hug with a painful goodbye, hoping for next Tuesday to arrive soon.

But sadly it was the last Tuesday they met, coach Morrie died on Saturday.

Mitch concluded saying, “ in light of this, my visit with Morrie felt like a cleansing rinse of human kindness. 

Mitch learnt that there is no such thing as ‘too late’ in life.

Where I feel morrie was definitely successful in filling lots of love & compassion in mitch, which saved him.

Morals perceived from Tuesdays with Morrie.

  1. Live every moment to the fullest.
  2. Spend quality time with loved ones.
  3. Materialistic things can never buy real happiness.
  4. If the culture doesn’t make you happy, don’t buy it. Create your own culture.
  5. Chase your passion, know your purpose for life.
  6. Perceive your emotions, sometimes you have to believe what you feel.
  7. It’s okay to cry sometimes.
  8. Set free from fears.
  9. Silence is not embarrassing.
  10. Listen to the person you’re having conversation with.
  11. Value little things.
  12. Forgive yourself & others too.
  13. Make friends.
  14. Spread love, love gives you wings.
  15. Don’t follow ordinary societal rules, live on your own rules.
  16. Everything is impermanent, so don’t hold on to things.
  17. Aging is not decaying, its growth of experiences.
  18. When you’re in bed, you’re dead, so keep moving, keep driving life.
  19. Do something for society, make this life meaningful.
  20. Love doesn’t let you die, love makes you eternally alive even after death.
  21. Love always wins.

The lessons from a reflective, experient & loved person like coach Morrie magically influenced the life of Mitch. And Morrie’s love for Mitch, helped him to drive things with heart.

Spending time with good people, sharing stories & perceiving them can help each other heal. After all sharing is caring & caring is love.

I feel one must watch the movie or read the book, “Tuesdays with Morrie” to explore this beautiful story about life.

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