Seeking Joy

I love Mitch Albom’s non-fiction novel about Morrie, Tuesdays with Morrie, as well as Jack Lemmon’s portrayal of Morrie in the film. Morrie was a professor and a dying ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) patient, who, was persistent and loving as a mentor each Tuesday. The wisdom conveyed in word and film is a passion for the dance of life, an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, a joy in the little things, a plea to slow down and a deep well of love for others.

At its heart it is largely a Biblical perspective. Though, I don’t know if Morrie thought of it that way.

In part it is being slow to anger and quick to laugh, particularly at yourself. Despite the losses of age, seeking that perspective, and God knows there are times it has been a losing effort, has made my seven plus years of retirement precious.