April 28, 2018

April blogging #A-Z 2018-Y

This post is written for the April blogging #A-Z 2018.
I have chosen the theme Books and Authors for this year.

“Choice not Chance determines Your Destiny” Jean Nidetch.

While thinking about “Y” I had so many books that came to my mind. The first one was “You can Heal Yourself” by Louise Hay- one of the finest book I have read, and I learnt all the affirmations which I still use; another book that came to my mind was Shiv Khera’s “You can Win” which speaks about establishing goals, developing purpose and lifetime success.

While I was looking at the above books, I found one more book called “YOU CAN” by Myan Subrayan. My daughter liked this book and asked me to buy in the shop. I was happy that she liked this book so I gave it to her. She liked it as the  it  was written using a simple language, easy to read for anybody who can read simple English.. This book has content which Myan used on the Television show learning for Life to inspire viewers achieve their goals. I decided to write about this book as I have already used the other books in my old posts.

“YOU CAN” is a small book which has 75 pages to be read and has two parts – Part 1 and Part 2. In the first part he talks about “Plugging the holes – wherein he gives an example of a boat you are sailing and there is a hole in it, and we can keep removing the water from the boat all day, but until we plug in the leak we won’t be safe from sinking, so this part 1 is all about getting the basic right. Part 2 is evolving a plan of action.

At the end of every chapter there is list check points with a heading: Choices to Consider. And just after that there are blank lines left to fill up with the heading: Actions that I Need to take – there is enough space to write our own ideas.

“Within you are seeds of great potential- seeds that I hope will spring to life “

The book has a summary at the end:

1.      Choose to Plan First

2.      Choose to Take Responsibility for my own life

3.      Choose to stop feeling sorry for myself

4.      Choose to let go of past failures and Focus Ahead

5.      Choose My Attitude

6.      Choose my Character

7.      Choose to change for the best.

8.      “Choose to be grateful for what you have,  rather than complaining for what you don’t have.

Thank you for reading my post, just one more day left for the challenge and I am already feeling a bit lost and empty. But I hope to stay connected and try my best to visit as many of the participants I can for the A-Z Challenge.

Feeling like a winner right now, getting the last alphabet ready for Monday as I am expecting a friend from Chennai for the weekend so hope to keep the last Z Post ready.

Have a lovely weekend & wish you happiness and peace J


  1. You have quoted the book so right. Many times we forget these basic things and start feeling pity or start blaming others. Reading this book will remind people to take their own charge.

    1. True Shesha - we are creatures of habit and blaming comes naturally:)things have improved but still I like when I am constantly reminded, I am glad I could get these type of books to keep me constantly inspired and motivated.

  2. Choices of how one lives in life and plan of action to follow - brilliant Genevive thank you! Hope you're having a lovely weekend. Z is the last letter but then there's a Reflections post to follow up! Peace and Happiness to you :)

    1. Exactly Susan, after all its the sum of all the choices with actions that have led each of us where ever we are today in our own lives:) Yes today I shall be posting Z and will prepare for the reflections to follow, thanks for your constant love and support, appreciate you Susan.


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