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Life Interrupted by Chris



A blogging buddy of mine asked me to review his book. I of course agreed wholeheartedly. I assumed, judging the book by it's cover, that it would be strictly about his struggle with MS and his journey through this crippling disease.

I couldn't have been more surprised and delighted once reading, to find this story had not only about the obvious but the underlying struggles this man goes through in the process. Delighted sounds callous, and I don't mean I'm delighted he has the health issues he does. I mean delighted, in that the book had so much more depth to it than I first imagined.

Chris M. Tatevosian humbly writes from his heart to encourage not only those struggling with MS, that there is life with this disease, BUT he writes to encourage everyone to let go of the 'poor pitiful me' syndrome that we all take on with any life challenges. He claims that this PPM (poor pitiful me) syndrome is more dehabilitating than the disease MS itself.

Chris shares his experiences in his life and marriage, and how PMM broke him and his relationship with his wife down bit by bit. He does this to encourage the reader to learn from his mistakes ... to take a different path whether the reader has MS or not. In reading his book, you can clearly see he deeply desires his readers, to count thier blessings daily. He encourages us all to remember those around us ... those who support us. He wants us to not only love them daily but remember not to take them for granted through our PMM.

Chris' testimony and story encouraged me to take life one step at a time, with humor, grace, and patience for all around me.

Whether you're saddled with disease or circumstance, we're all subject to feel sorry for the lot life has dealt us. This book is a wonderfully written reminder to make sure to count our blessings and be aware of those we love around us. To not only be aware of their needs, but tell them every day how much you love and appreciate them. This is a wonderful read and I would highly recommend it.

To purchase Life Interrupted-It's Not All About Me click here.
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