Inspirational Books e-Interview - "The Nurse in the Delivery Room Slapped Me... Once"
Year of Birth: 1946
1. What was your favorite part, story, poem or maxim from the book - and why?
My favorite is “Little Billie Syndrome”. At this time in my life I try very hard to do and say what I feel most of the time. I also have a great desire to enjoy life to the fullest, even if it means taking a few risks in life to be happy.
2. What messages or perspectives from the book most inspired and/or motivated you?
The Chapter “No Laughing Matter” was one of the most insightful for me. It made me realize how often we guard ourselves from feeling small pleasures in our every day life and just letting go to enjoy the feeling and to open up and trust someone wholeheartedly. Thank you for showing me that it’s “okay” to just let go sometimes.
3. Has the book helped to foster any new priorities or behaviors - or perhaps rekindled any dreams or aspirations dormant from days gone by?
I have not completed the book at this point, but what I do is flip through it and read whatever section it stops on, so it’s random. But I came across the part on attitude and change almost at the same time which meant to me that maybe I need to change my attitude towards life.
4. What is the most important lesson/insight introduced, or re-enforced in the book - which you will strive to more consistently incorporate in your life?
I would like to become an easier person to deal with. I know that I’m very excitable and rush to make judgments. I love to travel, but I need to slow down and see some of the small wonders and beauty around me.
5. Are there any personal anecdotes, thoughts or perspectives related to "The Nurse in the Delivery Room Slapped Me... Once", that you would like to share?
Yes. What I would like to share is recently I have met and enjoy someone new in my life who is quite amazing. I had been a complete worry-wart about every little thing and this person said to me one day that “to worry was like paying interest on a debt I didn’t owe”. It completely changed my way of dealing with all the things I know I cannot change.
6. In your opinion, people in need of what would find the book the most beneficial?
To me almost everyone could find something in your book to help them, a need for hope, truth, insight into themselves or even to just be quiet and listen sometime.