Inspiring Books

Friday, August 19, 2011

So this summer I've read two books that have touched my heart big time. The first one that I read was called Global Girlfriends. It's a book written by a woman who had the desire and dream of helping women artisans in impoverished countries sell their products to women here in America so that they could make a living for their families. The book is about her adventures in starting her business in her home in Colorado and eventually traveling all over the world to see the women that she was helping and teaching them how to be better at making products that women here in America would want. It's a wonderful read and a very inspiring book that made me feel like I could make a difference in the lives of others by finding a way to make my dreams come true. I actually ended up buying a super cute wooden bangle bracelet that was handmade by women in India. I personally feel like I made a difference by buying that bracelet and helping a woman in India support her family. 

The other book that I read was called The Help. I saw previews for the movie a few months back and when they said that it was based off of a book I wanted to read the book, so I did! It was an amazing book. I laughed and I cried. We went and saw the movie and I laughed a cried a lot during it too. Definitely a must see movie and a must read book!

 Growing up in Texas we learned all about slavery - almost every detail. I can remember my heart always going out to those who had to endure such rough times just to have a chance at life and this book brought back those emotions for me. It is SO sad to me that people had the nerve to treat black people the way they did. I am definitely a proud Texan, but I will not say that I'm proud of the fact that so many violent and cruel things happened to people in the south just because they had a different skin color. I hope that had I lived back in the days of slavery, segregation of races and during the civil rights movement that I would have been alongside those who were fighting for the same freedoms that I had supporting them and fighting for their rights all along the way.  

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