My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Saving our Pennys should be a must read on many people’s reading list. It’s a book that will teach you about yourself and your life and help you answer a question; “What are you doing with your life here?”
It follows the life of a school teacher as he begins another year of school in the fast lane of life where everyone’s goal seems to be getting to the end of term, submitting all the paperwork and just surviving.There is a wonderful analogy of a steam train going full steam ahead to its ultimate destination, regardless of the individual desires of it’s passengers.
But our teacher wants more, he wants to remember why he began teaching, he wants to be free of the fear and dread that each day brings as it weighs him down in ever more exhaustion. A fellow teacher offers him the chance to make that change, to step off the train and make a conscious choice to live.
Taking baby steps, movement occurs, enlightenment happens. There was a wonderful moment when he opened the eyes of his students, and one I wish to write down here. If you live to be 100 years old you will be given 36 500 days. “Use your days, be sincere, be genuine, take nothing for granted, treat others well, treat yourself well, be great” How many days of your life have you lived? What have you done with your life?
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