Five People You Will Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom (Book Review)

8Title: Five People You Will Meet in Heaven
Author: Mitch Albom
Ratings: 4/5

I may be at loss of words after reading it because somehow, after reading it twice, it still doesn’t make sense to me. I mean, it does, but I’m more of puzzled as how did Albom came up with that list. And maybe I am trying to connect it with my life as well. It makes me guess who could be the 5 people I will meet in heaven. Make you contemplate on how your life is turning and to the point that you can be asking “Have I met my first person? or the second? or have I really had a fulfilling life already? or Am I still waiting for the 5th person to complete my stay here on earth?”

This book is more of a book of realizations about how your life is going on right now. Do you have a baggage that is hard to let go? Are you scared of something? Are you angry with someone? Do you hold grudges in your heart that ain’t easy to let go?

This book takes you down your memory lane to re-evaluate how your life is turning into.

Learnings from each person you will meet in heaven:

First Person:

“All people you will meet here will have one thing to teach you.”
“One withers, the other one grows. Birth and death is part of a whole.”
“What good came from your death? You lived.”
“Strangers are family you have to come to know.”
“No life is a waste”

Second Person:

“Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else.”

Third Person:

“Things that happen before you are born still affect you. And people who came before your time affect you as well.”
“Silence was his escape but silence is rarely a refuge. His thoughts still haunted him.”
“Holding anger is a poison, it eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us but hatred is a curved blade and the harm we do, we do it to ourselves.”

Fourth Person:

“Love like rain can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy. But sometimes, under the angry heat of life, love dries on the surface and must nourish from below tending to its roots, keeping itself alive.”
“Lost love is still love, Eddie. It takes a different form, memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it and you dance with it.”
“Life has to end. Love doesn’t.

Fifth Person:

A person that had been part of your life without your knowledge.

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