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January 2, 2008

One More Day


UPDATE : I should rephrase the question. If you had one more day with a person that is no longer in your life (dead) who would it be?


I just finished reading Mitch Albums book For one More Day.
I loved it.

Just like his other books, it really hit home with me, took me deep.
It was such an easy read, I couldn't put the book down, and it got me thinking.

If I had one more day with someone, I'd choose to spend it with my grandma.
I would curl up in her lap and ask her to talk to me about nothing in particular. I want her soothing voice to fill my head and my heart. I want her to hold me like she always did, and I want to watch her bake. Her beautiful hands wrinkled with age working away at mounds of dough. She loved baking, and I was grandmas little helper.
I want to snuggle next to her in bed like I did so many times before and have her tell me a bedtime story, usually about Kuwait, the old days, and how things used to be.
If I had one more day with my granny id spend it telling her that I love her every Minuit of it, and I would thank her for everything she had ever done for everyone around. Id spend a good amount of it bragging too, telling her of all the things I had done and accomplished, making her so proud of me she'd burst!
I love you grandma.

What about you?
If you had one more day, who would you spend it with?

posted by eshda3wa at 10:09 PM

43 Comments:

I saw the oprah special on this book and she made a movie of it also. Unfortunately after reading tuesdays with morrie I'm not really a mitch albom fan but I could see why he's so popular.

so what book are you reading next? Do you want to be in our blogger book club? The next book we'll be reading is "shadow of the wind" by carlos zafron-you have some to get it and we'd love to have you!

January 2, 2008 at 10:57 PM  

now, I would say my parents :)

January 2, 2008 at 11:03 PM  

asoom
i didnt like tuesdays with morrie, it was too self help for my likeing
but i loved the 5 people you meet in heaven. His best work in my opinion.

im currently reading the historian. id love to join ur book club!!

January 2, 2008 at 11:03 PM  

chika
u have the chance
dont waste it!

January 2, 2008 at 11:11 PM  

No one!

January 2, 2008 at 11:45 PM  

If I only had one day I would spend it with my family! I can't help loving my family! :)

January 2, 2008 at 11:59 PM  

hard to pick who.. ima save that choice for a later time

as for Mitch albom my fav was the five ppl u meet in heaven. I dont usually read books more than once but this is one book i really wana read again now all i have to do is nick it off my dana :P

January 3, 2008 at 12:09 AM  

good question...
no idea...
have to read that book..

January 3, 2008 at 12:23 AM  

me too I'd sleep over at my granma's house and have breakfast with her :| Allah yir7amha I'll always miss her

January 3, 2008 at 12:37 AM  

That was a very beautiful post.. I can feel your emotions..

I don't really know,, I wouldn't say someone in particular, but a time in my life when everything was so good and family relations were fine :( If I could go back then, I would know how to fix a few things before they happened.. Now that is really stupid but I just miss the old times i can't look back at some pics sometimes..

January 3, 2008 at 12:39 AM  

my grandma allah yer7amha before she got alzhiemers

January 3, 2008 at 1:54 AM  

With a talking squirrel of course.

January 3, 2008 at 2:48 AM  

i'd spend it with my mom, but pre-stroke mom, i just miss being able to converse with her, i realllllllly miss the sound of her voice talking and yapping and screaming

January 3, 2008 at 8:30 AM  

i have lots of books to read !!

i want to spend everyday with my family :parents and bros and my sis + my hubby heheh mno boga 3ayaal

January 3, 2008 at 10:03 AM  

I didn't read any of his books after i read Tuesdays with Morrie which was overhyped to say the least .

I'd spent it with Dexter not Michael C Hall but Dexter .

January 3, 2008 at 12:29 PM  

My parents probably.

By the way, from where I can get the book ? (name me a book shop plz).

January 3, 2008 at 1:41 PM  

Wala i really wanna read it. I will then i'll get back to u on that question.

January 3, 2008 at 2:53 PM  

Did u see Oprah yesterday? It was about this... I would spend it with my family :)

January 3, 2008 at 3:05 PM  

blue
really?!
u would be all alone?

marzouq
allah ykhaleehum lik!

do0da
i love the 5 people you meet in heaven
definitly worth reading again!

baroque
you should
its really good

hamodee
allah yr7amha

shosho
u can always try to fix things now

um mit3ib
allah yr7amha inshallah
god i miss my grandmaa!!

broke saudi
ofcourse!

la reine
Inshallah shell get better and start screaming at u like she did before!

new bride
you have them!
so make it count

greyshorts
i didnt like tuesdays with morrie at all.
the five people you meet in heaven is a MUST read. its amazing
ur gna have to share dexter with my roommate.

cat
i cant remember the last time i bought a book in kuwait, but
u can try the family bookshop in salmiya
or global bookshop, even if they dont have the book theyll order it for u.

shoush
ok will wait for u to get back to me!

yara
iv seen it a while ago, u have ur family around u, so make the hours count

January 3, 2008 at 3:29 PM  

I'd spend my extra day alone on the beach.
It's just i need peace and sereniny after being with people 24\7!

January 3, 2008 at 6:18 PM  

my family :D

January 3, 2008 at 6:18 PM  

Your Q got me thinking for a while, I love my family and my friends, but if I had one more day, I’d spend it with the one I love!!!

p.s.
Your post, reminded me of my grandma allah yer7amha, thank you :*

January 3, 2008 at 9:15 PM  

oh now thats a tough one !! bs girl , the question is would i know that its my last day ? its gonna be hell tragic lol :D

i dont know .. spend a bit of time with them all :(

January 3, 2008 at 10:53 PM  

hmmm....

I have an answer for that..
but I wont tell..sound silly to say that I know...:)

nice thought!!

btw I remembered you still want to know about the girl who I posted about last time?..i saw lately the file where i wrote about it in my writings folder here at my laptop..and I was like oh yeah..i was busy with work and I forgot...

January 4, 2008 at 12:17 AM  

With the person i love!!
*Sigh*

January 4, 2008 at 3:41 AM  

i phrased the question wrong. its not about you having your last day on earth. its about you having one more day with a person that is no longer there. Ill update and rephrase it!

January 4, 2008 at 11:14 AM  

allah ehadach wath7ay il so2al mara thanya :P
my dad

January 4, 2008 at 2:42 PM  

Like you, I'd spend it with my grandma. I would love nothing else in the world.

I didn't like his book "5 people you meet in heaven". I thought it was a cash-in after Tuesdays with Morrie which was a good book. And I see that you loved what I hated and hated what I loved! LOL

I guess it is like Paulo Coehlo, you have to be "in the mood" to appreciate his book

January 4, 2008 at 6:08 PM  

To my Father, shlonek yuba? i still have your watch and your radio. I was 9 when i lost my father whom i spent most of my time with, he would carry me and rest me in his lap at dinner time, i was always sleepy at dinner time, he would open my mouth with a gentle force and in that moment i open my eyes looking upward at him smiling at me and saying "ma ra7 tnam bdon akel, hum yala"

January 4, 2008 at 7:39 PM  

update: with one of my school friends who passed away 3 years ago. and I found the book at ketaaby.com

January 4, 2008 at 9:12 PM  

my grandpa and/or grandma.

They left this life with so many unresolved issues. I would really really reaaaally like to ask them a few q's.

Then hug them tight, spend the rest of the day with them. And let them go :)

January 4, 2008 at 11:58 PM  

With my grandma allah yer7amha, I miss her so much. Every once in a while I visit her at the cemetary and tell her how much I miss her and about my achievments, it makes me feel that shes still around.
And as well I would love to spend that day with elrasool 3alaih e9alat w salam.

January 5, 2008 at 5:58 AM  

having read "tuesdays with morrie" and "five people you meet in heaven", I'd be reluctant to read further books for Mitch Alboom. His style doesn't change and I feel that the lessons in his books are all about common sense.

For me Mitch alboom is a guy who I'd always keep a copy of his book in my library so that I can be reminded of the important things in life every once in a while.

January 5, 2008 at 9:57 AM  

My grand father :(

January 5, 2008 at 1:12 PM  

i LOVED tuesday's with morrie! it's one of my favourite books EVER. i first read it a couple of years ago while i was working on a project on the impact of ALS so it was perfect timing. since i'm going to be working with ALS patients in the future, it really helped me understand what the patients go through. i'm re-reading it now:p

5 people is also great. it was beautifully written and extremely thought-provoking.

i'd spend one more day with my grandfather. he was assassinated in the late 70s so i never got to know him. awal shay bas2ila is if he knows who killed him. i want to know everything about him.

January 5, 2008 at 3:02 PM  

probably my grandmother, but how would i feel after that day ends? it would be like loosing her all over again.

January 5, 2008 at 6:31 PM  

3amity allah yer7amha .. she died when I was younger, but I still miss her and I still dream about her

January 5, 2008 at 11:14 PM  

Allah yer7am your grandmother o yaskinha el janna. She sounds like a great person to be loved.

If I had to choose one to spend just one more day with it would be my aunt (mother's sister)... died so young and she was like a mother for me.

January 6, 2008 at 12:10 AM  

I'd say my late friends. I'm feeling guilty for ditching them for months.

January 6, 2008 at 10:17 AM  

I read the question and thought, my grandfather, my dad's dad. I don't remember him too well. I have been told he was harsh, and critical. I would wish to know more about him, why he was how he was, and why my dad is exactly the opposite.

January 6, 2008 at 1:45 PM  

A lot of people here mentioned people who have already passed, just want to say Allah yer7amhom jamee3an.

January 6, 2008 at 1:46 PM  

YaDiii :((

January 6, 2008 at 7:36 PM  

loya
lol
ana asfa
elsmoo7!

kj
true
ive read most of paulos books, i never liked him
dunno why i keep reading his work!

tiger
allah yr7ama inshallah !

cat
tell me what u think of it after ur done!

this lady
allah yr7amhum both
wouldnt we all love our questions answered!

fourme
i got talk to my granny at the cemetery alot too
especially when i need to complain about her son! (my dad)

hamza
what ur saying is true in a sense, i felt that way about tuesdays
but his other two books i really loved and wouldnt mind reading them again!

euphoria
allah yr7ama inshallah

dandoon
now THATS a story!
i demand a post!
allah yr7ama!
and i also demend a post about als ba3ad!
uve been behind on ur posting tara
moo qabool!

bored
i wouldnt mind going thru the process again if it means being with her

chirp
allah yr7amha inshallah!

hitman
allah yr7amha inshallah
my grandma was an amazing woman, i wish i got a few traits from her.

linus
well stop ditching em then!

n
allah yr7am amwat eljamee3 inshallah.
that would be one interesting with ur late gradfather allah yr7ama!

bizn
allah yr7ama inshallah

January 7, 2008 at 2:08 PM  

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