“So this is love”

Books

I haven’t been with my blog for some time even though I always had my writings with me in my mind. The amount of my business trips increased this year so I didn’t have many opportunities to write. Jet lag and airplanes don’t leave much time for personal blogging.

Enough complaining and let’s see what I wanted to share with you in this post 🙂

Here I am writing about happiness and smiles. I am interested in what makes people smile, – why, when and for how long. Whether they love it and smile all the time, forget about it, take it for granted, don’t like it, feel ashamed of it (yes, that also happens sometimes). I have my own business so, surely, I am curious about my fellow businessmen and their way to feel happiness and project it.

Lately, I read several beautiful and very deep books on happiness and self-development, for example, “The Art of Happiness” by Dalai Lama XIV and Howard C. Cutler, and “The Monk who sold his Ferrari…” by Robin Sharma. These books make the difference and force you to think about lots of different aspects of your life, thoughts and actions.

I think that books I’ve been reading lately and the felling they provoked made me stop and read the story by HuffPost about a loving old couple. It reminded me that the best things in life are very simple – love, care, achievements, family, friends… books.

I was never a fast reader and that made me uncomfortable reading at all. I was always late with reading at school, sometimes skipping the books from our reading lists for summer. I never understood and always admired people who could read fast and actually remember afterwords what they had read. Now I found my own pace of reading. Yes, I put some challenges on GoodReads, but it doesn’t matter for me if I meet them at the end of the year or not. As long as I am enjoying my books, as long as I take something from them, that’s enough for me to be satisfied and to be grateful to those people who took their time to share their thoughts, humor and knowledge with me.

This is the love letter to those writers who dedicate their time to writing, struggling with composing the sentences in the one coherent structure, as Peter Mayle said in one of his books. Hope to find more great books to read and share. If you are a books fan as well and if you have finished reading my post here, I’d be glad to connect with you on GoodReads! You can find me as Olesya Leschuk.

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