What if you were given a ticket
that could magically start your life anew?
Would you redeem it?
In this moving parable of personal growth and change, Burchard has created a rich, emotional journey of transformation that, by its end, readers feel like they can truly start their lives anew, as if they’ve received a “golden ticket”–– a second chance at life.
LIFE’S GOLDEN TICKET tells the story of a man who is so trapped in the prisons of his past that he cannot see the possibilities, the choices, and the gifts he has right in front of him. At the behest of his fiancée, who is clinging to life in a hospital bed, he takes the envelope she hands him and makes his way to an old, abandoned amusement park to appease her delirious pleadings. But when he steps through the rusted entrance gates, the abandoned park magically comes to life …
This was the book I took out from the digital library from my local library. Let me get this out of the way: success at borrowing and returning it! (hooray!)
Okay, onto the story. I really enjoyed it. There were times when I got teary eyed, I won’t lie, but I thought it was a great story to inspire people to make the changes that they should, can, and want to make. It really boils down to learning that you always have a chance to make a change in your life for the better. You can always grow and improve and become the person you want to be. You don’t need to “accept what life has given you.” You can take it by the horns and make of it what you want. You don’t need to let bad past experiences dictate how you view the world and how to act. You have the ability to move past the bad experiences and remember the good ones and use the good experiences to mold you into the person you want to be.
I liked that it took place in a carnival/amusement park. Many of the rides and attractions proved to be perfect metaphors for different parts of the narrator’s life. The characters were so well-developed and I thought it was a really well done story. Each character, no matter how briefly we saw him or her, had a specific role on this path of learning.
Have you read this?
Have you ever had an experience that made you re-evaluate your present situation?