Everyone has events in their lives that can translate into stories. Those stories, in turn, may contain lessons that can be shared for the benefit of others. That is the premise upon which Lessons after the Bell—Expanded Edition was written. The stories chosen for inclusion all convey a thoughtful message or principle that is worthy of consideration for living an exemplary life.
What better way to live a life filled with peace, contentment, and joy and to be able to share those qualities with others? Perhaps these stories of life’s lessons will move you further down that path or get you started all together. What a great goal!
“I wish I had learned some things earlier in life” is a statement we all can make. The “things” will vary, but the principle is the same: lessons learned earlier would have made our lives easier or better or different. Those changes, in turn, would perhaps remove some of the difficulties and challenges we face; perhaps they would put us in a better position to help others. Both are desirable outcomes. The stories told herein are meant to help others in those ways.
The subtitle of the book A Man Who Views the World . . . is a quote from boxing legend Muhammad Ali, a man who had many words of wisdom to share. Learning lessons from other people’s experiences gives us a broader and more comprehensive view of the world in which we live—another fine goal.
So this is my hope: that you will find this book pleasant to read and that the stories will convey lessons that will help you as you go through life. I wish for you much joy and peace.