Eat, Pray, Love

I am getting close to finishing Eat, Pray, Love and have been loving it so far.  I have heard there is a movie coming out and I am really looking forward to seeing that.  Does anyone know a date on that?  For today’s blog post I just wanted to share a paragraph from the book that really touched me.

There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under my jurisdiction.  There are certain lottery tickets I can buy, thereby increasing my odds of finding contentment.  I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with.  I can select what I eat and read and study.  I can choose how I’m going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life- whether I will see them as curses or opportunities (and on the occasions when I can’t rise to the most optimistic viewpoint, because I’m feeling too damn sorry for myself, I can choose to keep trying to change my outlook).  I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to other.  And most of all, I can choose my thoughts.

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5 thoughts on “Eat, Pray, Love

  1. It opens August 13th. It is a wonderful passage and so true. Choose your life and how you participate in it is one of the most important things in the world. Take care of yourself.

  2. Laura,

    That is so powerful. Thank you for sharing it. Acquiring that book is now number 2 priority Saturday. Number 1 is getting Stacys’ quilt to the quilter. I am so excited.

    Love you.

  3. Thanks for sharing that quote! I continue to admire your courage and grit in what I know are difficult days for you. You are truly an inspiring and amazing lady! Take care… 🙂

  4. its this summer sometime – maybe july. just saw a preview before SATC 2. julia roberts is playing the main character. i should know her name… have a great weekend! hope all my mail gets to you on time. i will send a box for the remaining days.

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