Secrets from Strangers: Life Changing Lessons I Learned Through A Valuable Perspective

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The reality is, my life has never been the same since the day I injured my spine in Slovakia back in 2015.  Within the blink of an eye, life as I knew it would never be the same.  I woke up that morning ready to do the same thing I’d done hundreds of time before, but little did I know, that day would be the last time I’d ever wake up without pain and the last time I’d walk without a limp…

Within months of my injury I was medically discharged from the United States Army and everything I had worked so hard for came crashing down around me.  I went from being a rock-star soldier to barely being able to walk without a cane at age 24. To top it all off, two weeks after my second operation on my spine, I found out my father (and lifelong hero) was diagnosed with motor neuron disease which later turned out to be ALS (a terminal illness).

But in the moment when I thought life couldn’t get any worse, I found the strength to rebuild in the most unusual places – encounters with complete strangers.

Now after my third operation on my spine, I am stronger than ever and sharing my journey to overcoming overwhelming adversity through my book, Secrets from Strangers.

The reality is, we all face obstacles in life that often seem impossible to overcome.  More often than not, life throws us much more than just one obstacle at a time and that’s why I started writing.  I wanted to share my experiences with the world with the hope of helping people find the inspiration and motivation they need to keep going in life.  I’ve come to realize that life is so much easier when we learn from the experiences of others and the only reason I was able to rebuild my life was because of the incredible people God gave me to provide me with the strength, motivation and the courage to keep fighting.

Within these pages, I will share with you 18 life-changing encounters that I had with complete strangers throughout my recovery. My injury slowed my life down enough to realize the true value in the world around us if we take the time to pick our heads up for just long enough to look around.  The secrets that I share with you in this book truly saved my life. I came home broken and discouraged but these secrets completely changed the way I saw my circumstances and gave me the strength to start over.

I hope you enjoy the book and I thank everyone for their support!

I will sign it and write a hand-written message to you or a loved one you’d like to share the book with inside the cover!

Enjoy the book and happy reading!

– Timothy A. Natale

 

 

 

14 reviews for Secrets from Strangers: Life Changing Lessons I Learned Through A Valuable Perspective

  1. Christopher L.

    The book “Secrets from Strangers” is a compilation of short stories about the author’s personal encounters with complete strangers who dramatically changed his life for the better. In his newest book, Timothy Natale vulnerably describes the pain of adjusting to life with a disability after being medically discharged from the Unites States Army. He takes the reader through an emotional journey; one that starts with hopelessness, but ends with a new found strength and appreciation for life after his seemingly chance encounters. The book is raw, inspiring, and taps into our shared humanity as the content is relatable and the “secrets” are applicable to all who read them. I highly recommend that you give this book a read, and share it with those in your life that may be struggling with hardships of their own. I give it five stars, and it gave me a new perspective on life.

    • timothynataleauthor

      Thank you Chris!!

  2. timothynataleauthor

    This book will edit your outlook on life in a very positive way. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to read it and now I have to buy and read the author’s debut work to enhance my experience even further. Secrets from Strangers will undoubtedly be the catalyst for a metamorphosis of thought for readers worldwide. It contains motivation that is sorely needed, especially in our callous society.

  3. Margaret Hislope (verified owner)

    I just finished reading the new book and really enjoyed the stories you shared! I too have had encounters with strangers that seemed too great to be just a coincidence, so I could really relate. Thanks for using your wisdom and writing talent to inspire us to really “see” other people and be grateful for all experiences, good and bad. Great book!

  4. Craig Hislope

    In life I have found it is easy to stay in a little bubble by those we are similar too such as our family, colleagues in our professional lives and friends. We do this because it is comfortable and due to either fear or preconceived opinions of others we typically do not communicate with strangers unless it is necessary. This book is an eye opener to show how much we can learn from others by just allowing for encounters that are outside our comfort zone. I found the book very well written and very inspirational. I feel reading this book can be beneficial for all to read whether they are 18 or 88. Looking forward to reading this author’s next book!

  5. Lisa Suleiman (verified owner)

    This book is incredible! I recommend everyone to read this even if you don’t need the motivation or inspiration, you will definitely have a better outlook on life after reading , it made me think about taking better control of my actions, which is hard sometimes ,as many of you know life is nothing but negative nowadays but he explains how to overcome that and always have a positive attitude even when things are going rough. Thank you so much Tim you have inspired me so much and that is what I really need. I look forward to reading more books of his in the near future! Tim has a really big impact on my life 😊

    • timothynataleauthor

      Thank you Lisa!!!

  6. Jack Grobelny (verified owner)

    Tim delivers his lifelong experiences of how complete strangers changed his life forever. This book makes you reevaluate how you go about your everyday life and what you may be missing. Tim delivers a message to make you look a little bit harder when struggles come your way. This book completely shifts your mindset on how you look at the world, and changes your perception on life forever.

  7. Catherine Lanzilotti

    Secrets From Strangers is definitely an inspiring and uplifting book!! It really draws you into the stories and lessons learned in each chapter. It was certainly a big reminder how our actions can affect those we encounter daily, in a negative, neutral or positive way. Tim, through his own examples, encourages you to take the selfless and often times intimidating path. He challenges you to be a positive influence for another human, stranger or not. I highly recommend this book!! If everyone took the time to care about others as Tim does, the world would be a better place. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  8. P. Lang

    Secrets from Strangers most definitely provides invaluable perspectives on life, relationships and the role we play in bringing love and hope into other people’s lives.

    The author has an engaging writing style, very conversational that allows you to feel as though he is in person telling his story.

    I especially was drawn into the story of taking his father to Rome to visit the Pope and all of the details involved and the number of people it took to fulfill his father’s dream. The story is tender and emotional, which brought me to tears.

    I so enjoyed the journey with Tim through tough times and fun events , all while God is at the forefront of his life. Tim helps his readers realize that they are never alone!
    I’m waiting and watching for Tim Natalie’s next book! Thank you Tim

  9. Metamophisis of Thought

    This book will edit your outlook on life in a very positive way. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to read it and now I have to buy and read the author’s debut work to enhance my experience even further. Secrets from Strangers will undoubtedly be the catalyst for a metamorphosis of thought for readers worldwide. It contains motivation that is sorely needed, especially in our callous society.

  10. Dominic N.

    This book is so insightful! Each chapter gives you a new perspective from someone totally unexpected. It is amazing the way complete strangers can impact us and help us to live our best life if we just take some time to stop and take in the lessons.

    Timothy aptly depicts a total reframing of his perspective on life after an injury in the military that is catalyzed by the unexpected interactions and observations of perfect strangers.

    I recommend this book to anyone and everyone that could use a glance or an overhaul at a new perspective on life and an ability to grow through everyday circumstances.

  11. AC1992

    This book introduced me to the idea of changing my perspective in life. Reading “Secrets From Strangers” opened my eyes and taught me that many events that I take for granted can hold tremendous value and meaning. It is evident that Timothy Natale took his time writing this book to ensure it is well written and holds value that can be shared throughout generations to come. This book has become an item that I keep near me at all times. The lessons taught are lessons that are worth reading over and over again. No matter how many times I read a chapter, there is always something new jumping out at me.

  12. AJ

    This is a great, easy to read book. Tim Natale shares simple lessons and heartwarming perspectives that benefit people of all ages. His outlook is refreshing and prompts new outlooks regarding how our daily interactions truly can make a difference for others and ourselves.

  13. Donna Peltier

    If you haven’t read this book yet you need to. It’s very inspirational and motivating. When I say inspirational I don’t mean in your face spiritual but very uplifting in a good way. It makes you think about your own life and the way you have lived it. I highly recommend this book! Good job Tim!

  14. Ann Nerone (verified owner)

    If Tim hadn’t revealed his age, you would have thought someone much older had written this! His ability to clearly define many of life’s invaluable lessons is more often realized over the latter stages of age and experience, or never realized at all. Most of us spend our lifetimes searching for the “secrets” Tim has revealed to us. He has made it possible to stop searching and start executing our own journeys in a new light! Truly inspiring and page turning! Thank you Tim!

    • timothynataleauthor

      Thank you so much! So glad you enjoyed the book!

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