Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Noticer by Andy Andrews

His name was Jones. At least thats what I called him.

Title: The Noticer
Author: Andy Andrews
ISBN: 9780785229216
Publishers: Thomas Nelson?2009
Pages: 156

Just when everything appears bleak, unendurable, an old man appears out nowhere, befriends people, puts them at their ease and talks to them. He is simply names Jones and says that he is a noticer. He can see beyond the obvious. For him , it is not we have that is important, it our perspective of those which is important. Jones has much wisdom to offer. According to him, our perspectives on things can help us cope with old age, failed marriages, losing loved ones and an unsure future. According to him, we are right where we are supposed to be. We must see the broader picture, the bigger things and not have a narrow minded approach.

Jones way of dealing with problems is very refreshing. As he professes, we can all be noticers if we let go of ourselves.

Many of the life's question can't always be answered but we can cope with those if we let our mind open a bit more and think postively. Negativism only makes other get away from us. Hope should kept alive in any situation, however bleak, dark it might be.

Most of us have a Jones in our lives. We just know how to find him or seek him. Maybe we do have one within us. We only need to seek him.

I don't read self help books. It's not that I don't have problems in my life. Somehow the very word self-help puts me off. However this book tackles many of the lifes problem in a a better perspective. One can learn from that. If you do want to learn how to look at things, and change your perception, this book is for you.