In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

A Tribute and Celebration

We were the class of 1958, members of the Greatest Generation as well as children of the Greatest Generation. Born in 1940, we are also called members of the Traditional Generation.

Our childhood, post World War II, "was the best of times . . . it was the age of wisdom . . . it was the epoch of belief . . .it was the season of Light . . . it was the spring of hope . . . we had everything before us . . .we were all going direct to Heaven . . . ." (A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens.) At least, that's the way I felt about it. We were truly blessed.

- Ouida Tomlinson -

This blog is a place for 1958 graduates of Meridian, Mississippi, High School to stay in touch, post their news, items of interest and photographs.

CLASS OF 1958 MEMORIES (Click to read all posts relating to sports, honors, graduation and other memories of our class in 1957-58.)




Monday, December 7, 2009

Recommended Reading

The Hero’s Choice

If you don’t like what is happening, you have to consciously make new choices about how you think, feel and act.

Roger K. Allen

I am constantly searching for new ways to share valuable life’s lessons with others. I recently read a life changing book which has a series of lessons wrapped in a very emotionally compelling story. I would like to share some insights from this book.

The story is fictional but the characters are so real and their actions so commonplace you will no doubt be able to identify with them.

The story centers around Hal, a very successful real estate developer. He is a very typical entrepreneur and dedicated businessman. But his world comes crashing down around him because he fails to consider and include others in his decisions. He makes a lot of wrong choices. As his world gets turned upside down, he resorts to his typical behavior – to run and hide.

Instead of drawing closer to his family and friends, he grows angry, blames others and further isolates himself. Quite by accident he meets a quite remarkable stranger who guides him to see his mistakes and eventually change his life. The story will certainly make you smile but it will also bring tears to your eyes.

One of the important lessons is about the 3 Rs. This is not what you learned in grade school. Here the 3 Rs are: Reality + Responsibility = Results.

“Reality is what is or the way things are. Reality exists independently of our opinions about it. Embrace it and find peace. Resist it and find pain.”

“Responsibility. The choices we make about how we think, feel and act about reality. The quality of our life depends on our ability to make good choices.”

“Results. The consequences or outcomes we get from the choices we make. Results are a function of the other 2 Rs.”

There are a number of other valuable lessons in this book. You will be moved by it and will gain some valuable insights.

In addition to the valuable lessons you will read a very heart warming story that will leave you feeling better than before you read it. The story is fast moving, a real page turner. I believe anyone can benefit from this book.

It would make a great gift. I highly recommend you pick up a copy. It is well worth reading.

I have posted a review of the book on Click on the title to go to the review.

You have to feel your emotion before you can take responsibility and move beyond it.

Roger K. Allen

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1 comment:

Little Scribe said...

Note to others, the title of this post is linked to where you may read the review. There are buttons at the bottom of the review at to say whether it was helpful. Of course, all of us must go there and give John an A plus!!!