open book and  pink flowerI’ve taken part in Musing Monday hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm with another blog of mine.  I’ve decided to move some of these meme’s that I take part in around a bit and do a bit of a random blog of mine that takes part each week.  I don’t know that I could do it with each of the 3 book blogs I have.  But never say never, right?

Random Prompt:

I blogged about ____ this past week…

  1. various book reviews
  2. Bloggiesta
  3. meme’s that I love
  4. new meme’s to try out
  5. general thoughts and my own musings

One of the reasons I love book blogging is the amazing people and their blogs that I discover along the way.  Not one of us blogs exactly the same way – and isn’t that fantastic?  Each person sees the world and books differently, and I enjoy reading how others view this unique world of ours.

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: What is your favorite lesson learned, or quote, from a recent book you’ve read?

I get caught up in dealing with daily life.  I am mother to a young man who is a paraplegic due to spinal muscular atrophy.  He uses a ventilator to help his breathing and we have around the clock nursing.  To say that I am a 24/7/12/365 caregiver would be accurate.  I’m his mother, so in my mind, I am always going to be his main helper in life (please let a wife come into the picture one day 🙂 ).  It’s not a “feel bad for us” comment it is… our reality.  So at times I am very uptight.  Extremely might be a better word.  So while reading Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley I came upon this quote from Tack – it changed how I looked at each day.

”Life’s a roller coaster. Best damn ride in the park. You don’t close your eyes, hold on and wait for it to be over, babe. You keep your eyes open, lift your hands straight up in the air and enjoy the ride for as long as it lasts.”

I work hard each and every day to find something I can enjoy like a roller coaster.  So far, it’s been a life changing experience.