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One way to get to know a person you've just met is to ask them to tell you about their favorite friends. It's said that a person essentially becomes an aggregate of the five people with whom they spend the most time.

There's another telling question to ask a stranger. It's all about a book.

1) Is there one book that you have re-read and will read again (and again)?
2) What is the most recent book that you've read and what stands out to you most?
3) What is the title of a book you recommend most often to friends?
4) What was the last book you read that made you so sad when it came to the end? (Because you wanted to keep on reading, not because the ending was sad!).

If the person you are just getting to know has never re-read a book, can't remember what stood out from the last book they read, doesn't recommend books to friends and has never felt sad to stop reading an excellent book...

I suggest that you stop conversing with them. And, perhaps, run. Kidding (not kidding). Perhaps you might consider striking up a conversation with someone else that you might want to get to know. AND start THAT conversation off by recommending a book you've recently read...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Shout From The Roof Tops Your Joy!

Rumi gave such good advice. I'm shouting from the roof tops! I have great joy over a beautiful new book presented to the world through

LIVE BEGINS WHEN YOU DO is a vitamin shot any time you need one. You can open it to any page and be treated to some of my best writing, my life time's favorite quotes of others, marvelous words from Steve Maraboli and engaging photography.

This book is an inviting call forward and a motivational push from behind. I'm standing it open to a different page each day. It's a book full of moving, inspiring art.

Help me celebrate? Order one! (or two).

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