Today, I pulled my old copy of Og Mandino’s “The Greatest Salesman In The World” from my book shelf.
I opened the book and read where I had written my name and the year I bought the book on the inside of the front cover. 1984.
A 4 x 6 inch card fell out of the back of the book. It was a chart I had drawn to track my reading of the scrolls, 32 years ago.
Old memories surfaced as I looked at that card. I remembered how I first discovered Og Mandino, through his book, “The University of Success.”
I then fondly reached up and pulled that book from the shelf, its blue cover was so worn from years of reading that I can hardly read the title.
Books are my friends. And “The University of Success” is an especially endearing one. As a 24 year old, it opened my eyes to ways of thinking that forever changed me. I held the book to my heart and allowed myself to remember the feelings of those discoveries.
Og Mandino was one of my favorite authors during my twenties. It was like bumping into an old friend at a cafe’. Warm, rich, and happy.
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For now, I just want to make note of the full circle of the patterns of our lives, the spirals that return us to similar places, either evolving or devolving.
Or simply different. A new season reminiscent of previous seasons.
I called a friend later in the afternoon. During our chat, I shared with her the story of how I discovered Og Mandino. And invited her to look at the videos of the MKMMA and asked her to consider applying, too. I also let her know I won’t be upset if she chooses not to do so. I hope she does, though.
It’ll be FUN!!! I told her. Great fun!
I’ve always enjoyed a little adventure.