Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Story of Writing - & Gratefulness

I enjoyed reading The Story of Writing: Alphabets, Hieroglyphs, & Pictograms by Andrew Robinson

The book, in narrative and in many full-colour pictures - delivers precisely on it's title.  I learned much about the persons engaged with writing, the ideas about the development of writing from various contexts, continents and other connections.  While I read the entire text, I think persons would find the book interesting - and glean much data from the material in it - even with a skim read.

I skim read a good portion of both:  The Magic (The Secret) by Rhonda Byrne - and  The Magical Path: Creating the Life of Your Dreams and a World That Works for All by Marc AllenHere's the premise of each.  
  • Byrne - Be gracious.  
  • Allen - Be reflective and think about [meditate on] your life.  
Save yourself the effort from reading the contents - in my opinion, especially Byrne's book.  Byrne's book - which amazingly is being widely read and re-translated truly says the same simple thing, over and over and over again - in odd phrases like this, "If you're traveling . . . sprinkle magic dust by saying thank you . . ."  Or, "The most effective way to [insert any assertion here] is to continue to be grateful." 

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