BE Bigger, better, bolder, faster. Keep up, move on. These are words we say to ourselves everyday. Then comes a book a like  this,  that reminds us about the truly important things in life.

I was so moved by this book which is written by the parents of six year old child Elena Desserich. Elena lost the battle with cancer but was a winner every step of the way.

The dying six-year- old left messages of love tucked  in secret places all around her home for her parents.

The notes are simple.  Elena scrawled purple hearts on post it notes, inside the hearts she wrote, DAD or MOM  or the name of her sister in unsteady handwriting.  Through the notes, Elena found a way to show her love well after her passing. Her parents found the notes in unexpected places – tucked in books or hidden behind shelves- long after Elena had left. Notes that were a tender hug from beyond.

Elena Desserich wanted to be a teacher, but a rare form of cancer lead to an abbreviated life. Her legacy though is a reminder of some  of life’s most important lessons. Appreciate what you have everyday and treasure the time you have with your loved ones.

This is a book that will shake you out of any rut you could have possibly dug for yourself.

Read more about the book here