Two days ago I walked into a bookstore, approached the literature section, and walked aisle after aisle looking for just the right book. I passed by a few that might have been, but they did not speak to me, so I walked on. At one of the last aisles, I saw a book that seemed to look straight at me. I picked it up. Nothing was that special about it, but I liked the name. It was called The Alchemist.
I bought it along with few other things.
It started slowly. But as it moved along, it caught me off guard as the events that took place for the main character unfolded in parallel with the life path that I am on. I sobbed and sobbed.
The Alchemist is about a boy who chooses to go on an adventure to find treasure, and because he does, finds his personal legend.
We all want our children to find their own personal legends. We want them to realize their full potential, find their true calling, and live a life that is fulling and optimally happy. Everyone deserves this.
I recommend that every parent and every teacher read this book to learn how to guide the precious children in their lives. And of course, we need to remember our own personal legends, and follow the life paths of our own creation.