Now, if you will, please excuse the ridiculous "looking out the window watching the world go by emo face" shot. I wanted to write a post about a book I am currently reading which has pretty much saved me and got me out of a nasty stage in my life about 6 months ago. This book is called The Yellow World by Albert Espinosa. Not only does this book change your outlook on life, it creates a positive you and makes you see the world as - Yellow.
"Albert Espinosa never wanted to write a book about surviving cancer, so he didn't. He wrote a book instead about the Yellow World. What is the yellow world? The yellow world is a world that's within everyone's reach, a world the colour of the sun. It is the name of a way of living, of seeing life, of nourishing yourself with the lessons that you learn from good moments as well as bad ones. It is the world that makes you happy, the world you like living in. The yellow world has no rules; it is made of discoveries."
Just from reading that passage, you can see how enchanting this book may be. It really is full of discoveries and such inspiration from such a strong man. He even explains how he threw a party for his leg he was about to lose in hospital. This is where he teaches you that with every loss, comes a positive. This is one of my favorite chapters and inspired me to be who I am today. Other favorite chapters include "The Word Pain Doesn't Exist", "Don't Be Afraid Of Being The Person You Have Become", "Listen To Yourself When You're Angry" and "Find What You Like Looking At, Then Look At It". Like me, I like looking at the sunshine (yellow world), hence the photo's meh meh meh meh....
Albert Espinosa has won several battles with death, which is why his stories are so full of life. He s powerful because he never gives up. His greatest hope is that after you read this book, you will go off in search of your Yellow World. I cannot recommend this book enough. If you are currently in a state of "Meh" (and not the sarcastic laughing kind I displayed earlier) then this book is for you. Go and buy yourself a Costa and take an hour to read some of this in Waterstones. I guarantee, you will want to be a part of the Yellow World.