The Little Big Things by Henry Fraser

Published October 27, 2020

The Little Big Things by Henry Fraser

Book info

  • Title The Little Big Things
  • Author Henry Fraser
  • Year 2017
  • Genre Memoir

Henry Fraser was 17 years old when a tragic accident severely crushed his spinal cord. Paralysed from the shoulders down, he has conquered unimaginable difficulty to embrace life and a new way of living. Through challenging adversity, he has found the opportunity to grow and inspire others. This book combines his wisdom and insight into finding the gifts in life's challenges, and will resonate with anyone facing an obstacle, no matter how big or small. It includes Henry's thoughts on how to look at the right things and avoid the wrong, finding progress in whatever you do, and acknowledging and accepting the darkness when it comes. Right at the heart of Henry's inspiring philosophy is his belief that every day is a good day.


I had purchased The Power In You and then realised it was the second book that Henry had written, so I quickly snapped up the first one just to make sure I read them in order. It’s an inspiring story, just the simplicity of making every day and good day and having gratitude for the big little things. There’s a determination in Henry that might not be in everyone, going back to school so quickly after his accident was really impressive. But the ideas of acceptance and gratitude are surely within everyone.

It’s a short book, easy to read, I whipped through it super quickly, but it has a lasting impression. Now I’ll get straight on and read the next one.

Rating: 5 / 5

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