The Five People You Meet in Heaven
I like all types of movies except horror…they creep me out too much. But what I especially like are meaning of life movies. This year, I lost my mother. And through that experience I came to understand life a little better. I came to realize that life is short and all that really matters is the impact you make. And this impact doesn’t have to big or monumental. Even if you make one person’s life a little better, you’ve made an impact.
My family and I watched the movie, “The Five People You Meet in Heaven“. This movie is based on a book written by Mitch Albom.
Then, on his 83rd birthday, Eddie dies in a tragic accident, trying to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakens in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a lush Garden of Eden, but a place where your earthly life is explained to you by five people. These people may have been loved ones or distant strangers. Yet each of them changed your path forever.
One by one, Eddie’s five people illuminate the unseen connections of his earthly life. As the story builds to its stunning conclusion, Eddie desperately seeks redemption in the still-unknown last act of his life: Was it a heroic success or a devastating failure. The answer, which comes from the most unlikely of sources, is as inspirational as a glimpse of heaven itself.
In The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom gives us an astoundingly original story that will change everything you’ve ever thought about the afterlife–and the meaning of our lives here on earth. With a timeless tale, appealing to all, this is a book that readers of fine fiction, and those who loved Tuesdays with Morrie, will treasure.
This movie touched me is so many ways. First, it again confirmed what I have come to believe about life. That every tiny act of kindness has an affect on so many. Also, that we are all connected. This is the perfect movie or book to put life into perspective. If you feel like Eddie and that you are living a boring, uneventful life, then I encourage you to stop and take a look at how you help others everyday.
If you’ve read this book or seen the movie, how did it impact you?