“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” -Albert Einstein
When I finished this book yesterday I officially reached the halfway point in the number of books I’m to read this month. It felt good. I was also lucky that I got into the story and read it over a couple of hours in the morning. I picked it up at a library sale a few years ago because I thought it was pretty and that I recognized the author’s name (I didn’t). Somehow I missed the big pink sticker on the spine proclaiming this book to be Inspirational, but wasn’t hard to miss once I started reading. I tend to avoid the inspirational fiction. Most of them feel very vanilla to me when I like a little chocolate, but this one was sweet just the way it was and I liked it quite a bit. The Watermark:A Tender Story of Forgiveness and Hope by Travis Thrasher. Yeah, the subtitle should have tipped me off too.
What’s it about – Sheridan returns to college after a seven year hiatus. He still feels shame and guilt about the incident that got him kicked out of college the first time but he is trying to put his life back together. He brings in a roommate and meets a girl and things are looking good. If only he can find forgiveness.
What did I learn – It’s always easier to tell others they need to forgive themselves than it is to forgive yourself. Or to accept that forgiveness from God. And I miss college. I’m binge watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix and Rory’s at Yale and then I read this. Is it too late to go back?
Who would like it – Anyone who like inspirational stories. I also think this would make a nice gift for anyone going to or in college. It doesn’t turn a blind eye from the reality of college life and the trouble that kids get in to when on their own for the first time.