Alchemist (AtoZ Challenge)


I am in love with this book “The Alchemist” and the author Paulo Coelho.   If you haven’t read it yet, you must.  One of my close friends suggested it to me and I am forever grateful that he did 😉

The story is full of life lessons, inspiration and beautiful wisdom for all.  It’s about a young shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from Spain to the deserts in Egypt in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids.  During his journey he meets various characters like a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself a king and an alchemist who all seem to direct Santiago in the direction of his goal without knowing what that treasure even is.

“The Alchemist” is a story about searching for happiness on the outside world when really the journey and treasure takes place within our hearts.  You can travel the world or work in different companies searching for happiness but in the end, it’s wherever your heart is directing you, to your passions; that’s where you will find your treasure.  I found this book to give hope when wanting to transform a dream into a reality and how important it is to listen to our hearts, especially when it comes to love.  One of my favorite parts is when the alchemist tells Santiago that before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way, not because it is evil but so we can master the lessons as we move closer to the dream, just as the darkest hour of the night comes before the dawn.

The Alchemist reminds me of life coaching because there are many questions we ask ourselves about life and how to improve it.  We search for the answers externally when really all along the solutions are always within us.

Therefore, there’s an Alchemist in All of us ❤

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure” ~Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Welcome to Day One of #TheA-ZChallenge everyone 🙂


Much Love,


51 thoughts on “Alchemist (AtoZ Challenge)

  1. This one of the best motivating book 🙂 It is a symbol how through fiction you can motivate people 🙂 My favourite quote from the books is …“The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon” as it hold the mantra of happy life 🙂

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    • NJ ❤ thank you for reminding me of this beautiful quote it certainly does create happiness. The motivation in this book is unreal I just loved it ❤ I'm going to try commenting on your blog again-having issues again!

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  2. Wow.. Jennifer.. This is the best inspirational book I have read. It is a great source for happiness and motivation. If you really want something, the whole world will conspire in helping you achieve it. That quote is stored forever in my brain. What a great way to start the A to Z challenge. Have a good time.. 🙂

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    • Thanks so much Darshith! 😀 Yes we both love this inspiring book, thanks for recommending it to me 😉 You should definitely read it again, you will see it in a new way now 🙂 I might have to read it again too!

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  3. Wonderful post, Jen! ❤ I'm still yet to read the Alchemist so I think I will read this post again to understand it more after it arrives in the package and I finish reading 🙂 Your dedication through it in this challenge is incredible and intuitive. Beautifully, written, as always ❤ Good luck to the rest of the post!

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  4. You made me regret that why didn’t I think of this for my ‘A’ post.. 😛

    A wonderful summary of my most favourite book.. Thank you for sharing that as part of challenge.. Wonderful write up as well.. 🙂

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  5. there’s an Alchemist in All of us❤ – this is such a beautiful line!!! I guess almost everyone who enjoys reading must have read the book. It is inspiring in many ways. Nothing better than to start the challenge with an inspiring book 🙂
    P.s: am late at commenting.. 😦 Better late than never!!!

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