I read the Alchemist in 2011 and was moved by it immensely. I wrote about it and kept the words in the forefront of my mind for a few months. Then slowly, the ideas withered away. I was recently reminded of this book by Siobhan over at the Be Free Project because it is a book in her “52 Books in a Year Challenge.” I read it again and was so happy I did! When I first wrote about this book, I listed five of my favorite quotes. Now, I’d like to tell you three things I was reminded of by re-reading it.
Sometimes your gut will tell you to do something totally illogical. That’s ok.
Down does not mean out. Regroup and keep moving forward. A small step is still a step.
You are never alone although sometimes you will feel as though you are. Friends tend to show up when you need them.
I can already tell that I have passed my love of reading down to you. I hope that never changes.