“Reflect upon your present blessings–of which every man has many–not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
Even though this book deals with the holiday season it’s message transcends the time of year where everyone is supposed to be kind to one another. It makes you think about what your three ghosts would show you. The point of the three ghosts is not just to be amicable to our fellow humans during just a certain time of year, but the whole year round.
I will say that I was surprised at the way Dickens chose to write the book, it is not through Srooge’s eyes but an unknown ghost who seems to be standing next to you and whispering this story into your ear. This unknown ghost, could he be one of your three? Telling you this story because you have not been kind to your fellow man? I think that is up to the reader to decide. No matter which way you slice it, this story is about kindness and what happens to a human being who locks everyone out of their life.
Side note: After much thought I have decided that I shall incorporate books that I want to read into my daily readings along with “The List”. I did say that I would finish by the end of last year and since that, unfortunately, didn’t happen I am giving myself leave to stray a bit. I will still be continuing on this journey and I will blog about all books. Thanks for all of the support and happy reading, Emily