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What makes a great life? That’s the question that Donald Miller stumbled into when a couple of movie producers started molding his life’s story into a story fit for the big screen. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life begins by setting the stage, explaining where Miller’s life was when he was approached by the producers, and then proceeds to explain what happened next. He uses his own experience at editing the story of his life to help others see how to improve their lives by creating a better story.

Like the other books that I’ve read by Miller, I found this book astounding. Miller’s self-deprecating style and knack for gleaning insight from everyday experiences make his books both enjoyable and profound. The fact that this audiobook edition is read by the author makes it even better. Every time I started listening, I felt as if I were sitting down with a good friend who was telling me what he had been up to and encouraging me to benefit from his experience. I walked away from each listening with ideas for how to better my life.

Hilarious at times, inciting tears at others, this is one book that you don’t want to miss.

Taking a Break

By Nate LaClaire —  April 16, 2010 — 3 Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I spend my time. It seems that I find myself wasting a lot of time on Facebook or in front of the TV (or both simultaneously) or doing other things that drain me emotionally, physically, and spiritually. After reading and contemplating a blog post by Tony Steward, I’ve decided to follow the example of Michael Hyatt and combine it with a suggestion from my good friend Joanna Hoyt. Consequently, I’m observing TV Turnoff Week (aka Digital Detox Week), April 19-25, 2010, by turning off the TV, staying away from Internet video, and taking a break from social media, including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and other social sites/tools. Since my work involves social media, I will have to monitor Facebook, Twitter, and some other social media sites for business purposes, but will use them for absolutely nothing personal and will limit my time on them as much as possible. I’m also observing a blog silence during the week, but that won’t impact my life much because of the (lack of) frequency with which I generally post to my blog.

I’m looking forward to the break and am contemplating how my life will change after April 25.

Would you like to join me? Comment below and let us know what you’re giving up as part of your digital detox from April 19 to 25.

See you on the other end!