For the next few months, I am going to do a brief recap of some powerful parenting (with educational topics) books I’ve read.
Sometimes reading quotes from books helps shift my mindset on certain topics and gets me focused on what’s really important when raising children.

Book Title: This Is Me

Author: Chrissy Metz

Parenting Book Review-This Is Me -

Book Synopsis:

In This is Me, Chrissy Metz shares her story with a raw honesty that will leave readers both surprised but also inspired. Infused with the same authenticity she brings to her starring role, Chrissy’s This is Me is so much more than your standard Hollywood memoir or collection of personal essays. She embraces the spirit of Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes, and shares how she has applied the lessons she learned fromboth setbacks and successes. A born entertainer, Chrissy finds light in even her darkest moments, and leaves the reader feeling they are spending time with a friend who gets it.

My Review:

Chrissy Metz is the real deal. She tells it like it is in life. She works through major mental road blocks in this book and takes readers through the entire journey so we can learn from her heartache and triumph.

Top Ten Quotes:

  1. “Honeybees are meaningful to me because technically they’re not supposed to be able to fly. We know they do, but in the 1930s, French scientists ‘proved’ they couldn’t. Their reasoning was that it was aerodynamically impossible because honeybees’ wings are too small to support the weight of their bodies. And yet, through some miracle, there they go, zipping through the air and soaring their little honeybee hearts out.”
  2. “Before my hands automatically reach for my phone, I close my eyes and I take these ten seconds for my daily practice of thanksgiving. I think I am grateful that I can see. Just saying that makes me appreciate the light filtering through the window, no matter how early my call time. I thank my bed for its support and comfort. I am grateful to have the ability and mobility to move my miracle of a body. Down to the organs’ functions, it works perfectly on my behalf. And then there’s the fact that I can move freely and easily, in my house with running water and electricity. These seem like small things that we all take for granted, but they’re key.”
  3. “People of all walks of life respond to Kate because we all feel vulnerable. We have all gotten caught up in our inadequacies, but if we move through them, we can learn and get where we want to be. And time and again, I have seen that the answer to what we really want, the reason people connect to Kate, is that wish to love and be loved.”
  4. “I thought success and joy weren’t coming to me. They were inside me all along. Every little act I did of showing up for myself brought me to this moment, right here where I am talking to you. You are hard-wired for this dream, and you will make things happen once you stop waiting for things to happen. Turn all the attention you’re putting toward what other people are saying to what you’re saying. You’ve so got this. Say it: ‘I’ve got this.'”
  5. “We all have a purpose,” she said. “Some people are the tall oak trees, and some people are the beautiful bushes. But everyone has a purpose. There is nobody here on earth who doesn’t have a path or a purpose. An innate destiny. Every human being who comes, comes called.”
  6. “I am a firm believer that what you do and what you spend your time doing is a message to the universe. And the universe doesn’t know good or bad; it just knows what you are focusing on.”
  7. “We’re made from love, with love, to love.”
  8. “You are not the authority on what makes others feel loved.”
  9. “Anxiety is one of the worst things you can experience in your whole life. The more you resist, the more it persists. I learned pretty quickly that I had to lean in to my anxiety. And accept it. Or try to. I had a much-needed conversation with myself.”
  10. “We can’t write lines for people just because we want to hear them”

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