Saturday, June 11, 2005

And now for something completely different

No apologies but todays posting has nothing to do with management, leadership or hectic 'rat-race' corporate life.

This posting is just to remind us all about the really important things in life.

I have just finished a wonderful short book.

It is called "I will lie down in peace" written by
Usha Jesudasan.

It is the story of a family coming to terms with the terminal illness of a young father.

Usha Jesudasan is the wife of Dr Kumar Jesudasan who was diagnosed with a terminal illness when he was 40 years of age.

His wife and three children discussed openly with Kumar his illness and his inevitable death.

Throughout the remaining few short years of his life they faced the challenge very much together as a family.

The book captures very powerfully the pain, the anger, the resentment, the love, the support and most of all the faith that they all had as individuals and as a family.

Dr Kumar had dedicated much of his career to the care of those suffering from Leprosy and all the sale proceeds of the book go to the Leprosy Mission – a very worthy cause.

I could not find the book on Amazon which is a great shame in my view.

I am sure the book could be obtained through The Leprosy Mission based in Peterborough, England.

The Publisher is EastWest Books (Madras) Pvt Ltd.,

The ISBN Number is; 81-86852-21-2

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