Tuesdays with Morrie Summary (Plus PDF)

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom Book

Morrie says, the things around you whether it’s your house, TV, smartphone, or any other Materialistic thing will fade away, and the only thing that will stay with you is the people you love the most. So spend as much as time you can with them till you’re with them.

It’s a book about a dying person, Morrie who was a professor of Mitch Albom and the author of Tuesdays with Morrie.

Join Free Weekly Newsletter

Let me first say thank you for reading this. This will be a weekly newsletter, hope you enjoy it. Now I will see you every Sunday at 9:00 AM (IST).

Tuesdays with Morrie Summary

You got the news that you will die in the next two days, now tell me what will you do in two days?

If I were in your place then I wouldn’t think about money or the TV show I wanted to watch, I wouldn’t watch news channels or even use social media platforms.

The only thing I will do is, spend as much as time I can with the people I love the most.

In the end, that’s what matters the most.

Morrie also tells you the same, why do we want to wait for deathbed, why can’t we spend enough time with the people we love?

Tuesdays with Morrie is a journey of the person from the day he knew that he had Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease and he didn’t have much time, and he could die at any movement. It’s a journey that will shake you up and make you realize that life is more than a Materialistic thing.

I’m keeping my promise, this is the mini-ebook on Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. So download right now and read wherever you want for free. Happy Reading.

The Things You Feel You Want and Family

When I was in college, the PlayStation 4 was kind of a big deal and I wanted to buy a PS4 very badly but I couldn’t ask my mother to spend Rs 25999 on gaming consoles.

Even if I had asked, she would have said no because back then our financial condition wasn’t that great.

Fast forward to, October 2022, I bought PlayStation 5 with my own money and I spent Rs 49999. I played games for 2 days and after that, I was back to my everyday life, working on the website, making videos, and so on.

Nowadays, I only play games on Sundays. What I’m saying is I have to take out time to play games on PS5.

The lesson is,

Buying a new iPhone will make you happy for one or two days but after that, you won’t even care about the iPhone the way you did when you were buying one.

In the same way, other Materialistic things won’t make you happy in the long run, they can boost dopamine for a limited time but they can’t do it forever.

When you read Tuesdays with Morrie, you will learn that the most valuable things in your life are not gadgets or places, it’s your family and the people you love.

Related: 15 Must-Read Books in Life

So when you want to buy a new gadget, ask yourself, do I need this or want this?

Back to my PS5, Do I love my PlayStation 5, the answer is yes. Will I play a game on PlayStation 5 when I am on death bed, the answer is no but yes, it does make me happy whenever I play games.

These days, I spend more time with my family than I have ever before.

Be Kind to Yourself

You might have done some things in the past that you regret, you think about it every day and you say to yourself, I could have done that thing differently.

That’s what you think today and you might think the same in the future too.

Now, imagine you get the news that you will die in 24 hours. Will you think about the past or the future or will you spend time with your family or in the present movement?

So forgive yourself for everything because you don’t know whether you will wake up tomorrow or in the next five minutes. Let go of everything and start the day with as it’s a new day.

Make Peace with Death

I was watching one of Morrie’s interviews and he said,

My hands are dying and the interviewer asked, in what sense?

He replied, after one or two days, someone has to wipe my as*.

The day you make peace with yourself and realize that life is unpredictable, that day, you will never judge yourself or anyone around you because you will know that, everyone is the same as you.

Tuesdays with Morrie Lessons

  • You might not wake up in next morning, so take good care of yourself and spend as much time as you can with the people you love the most. Money won’t come to your deathbed but the people you love will be there with you when you say goodbye to your body.
  • Whatever you have done in the past, accept it and move on. You don’t have to live in the past, just be in the present.
  • Make Peace with yourself and the body you have. Be grateful for what you have and don’t think much about the things you don’t have.
  • Life can be hard but you know what, you have the power to face it. Don’t ignore your problems, face them and find solutions because you can.
  • Love people more than Materialistic things.

Tuesdays with Morrie Quotes

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

“The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”

“Everyone knows they’re going to die,’ he said again, ‘but nobody believes it. If we did, we would do things differently.”

“If you accept that you can die at any time – then you might not be as ambitious as you are”

“Life is a series of pulls back and forth… A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. Most of us live somewhere in the middle. A wrestling match…Which side wins? Love wins. Love always wins”

“I give myself a good cry if I need it, but then I concentrate on all the good things still in my life.”

“I thought about all the people I knew who spent many of their waking hours feeling sorry for themselves. How useful it would be to put a daily limit on self-pity. Just a few tearful minutes, then on with the day.”

“The truth is, when our mothers held us, rocked us, stroked our heads -none of us ever got enough of that. We all yearn in some way to return to those days when we were completely taken care of – unconditional love, unconditional attention. Most of us didn’t get enough.”

“Giving to other people makes me feel alive. Not my car or my house. Not what I look like in the mirror. When I give my time when I can make someone smile after they were feeling sad…”


It’s not a self-help book, it’s a story about dying men, and while reading it, you will realize lots of things about your life and the people you love.

Also, if you don’t like to read then here is the good news, someone has made the movie on Tuesdays with Morrie. So go watch it but if you ask me, go read the book, you will connect more with Morrie.

Happy Reading.

Buy Tuesdays with Morrie:

By the way, we also have a WhatsApp Channel, so if you love reading then it’s better to join the channel. And yes, it’s FREE…

Love What You Read, You Might Like These too…

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *