Thursday, July 02, 2009

Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson is a story about accepting changes in life. "Cheese" plays a great role in this book together with the four imaginary characters namely: Sniff, Scurry, Hem and Haw... who have different attitude as their names implied. This book is full of representations that are easy to recognize even by new readers. Spencer narrated his story in such a way that you will enjoy reading. It's not your usual life drama here. It's unique and will let you realize how important it is to be wary of changes. Your "maze" or environment will never be the same again. I personally admire the characters here because they are representation of both you and me. In simple ways, you can identify which among the four represents you. It helped me identify myself.

When I first see the hard-covered book, I thought it has heavy topics like politics and management inside. But as I flip through the pages, it's much more of a bed story that's filled with moral lessons. I love how the author summarized it through "The Handwriting on the Wall" composed of fourteen life lessons. He also noted that "The fastest way to change is to laugh at your own folly then you can let go and quickly move on." Definitely correct! And since I'm in a relationship, I can apply everything I found there especially the one about letting go of old behavior instead of letting go of the relationship.

The book is well written with proper spacing and readable fonts. There are even illustrations inside which makes it more interesting to read. It is paperback and seems to be a recycled paper since it is a little bit thicker compared to other book pages. It is not an issue because it is consistent. The author used plain and simple English which makes his story easy to comprehend. I and my sisters enjoyed reading the book up to its ending.

I strongly recommend this book to our dear readers who are facing a lot of challenges in their life. This would be your wake up call to let you know, that everything is under your control as long as you are aware of the changes. I bet you will never regret reading this book for it will teach you how to handle the difficulties in life. I am sure that anyone who will read this will be transformed to a better person who will be living with his new rules as stated by the book.

It will be nice to ponder on the thoughts Haw had written on the maze walls in his cheeseventure.

1. Having cheese makes you happy.

2. The more important your cheese is to you the more you want to hold on to it.

3. If you do not change, you can become extinct.

4. What would you do if you're not afraid?

5. Smell the cheese often so you know when it is getting old.

6. Movement in a new direction helps you find new cheese.

7. When you move beyond your fear, you feel free.

8. Imagining myself enjoying new cheese even before I find it, leads me to it.

9. The quicker you let go of the old cheese, the sooner you find new cheese.

10. It is safe to search in the maze than remain in a cheeseless situation.

11. Old beliefs do not lead you to new cheese.

12. When you see that you can find and enjoy new cheese, you change course.

13. Noticing small changes early helps you adapt to the bigger changes that are to come.

14. Move with the cheese and enjoy it.

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Dorothy L said...

I love your positive post.. We cannot get enough positive words to fill our days. The negative seems to be running rapid all over.
Thank you for adding to the positive side.

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