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The idea of being Useful July 29, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristi @ 12:53 am

Piglet was so excited at the idea of being Useful that he forgot to be frightened any more. (from Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne)

 

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Horrified July 28, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristi @ 8:39 am

Not the pain of this but its unfairness was what dazed Peter. It made him quite helpless. He could only stare, horrified. Every child is affected thus the first time he is treated unfairly. All he thinks he has a right to when he comes to you to be yours is fairness. (from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie)

 

In a miracle July 27, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristi @ 12:37 am

There’s a lot of hope and a lot of faith and love mixed up in a miracle. (from Journey from Peppermint Street by Meindert DeJong)

 

 

 

Might just as well July 25, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristi @ 10:34 pm

Reader, do you think that it is a terrible thing to hope when there is really no hope at all? Or is it (as the soldier said about happiness) something that you might just as well do, since, in the end, it really makes no difference to anyone but you? (from The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo)

I love this because I love it when hope surprises you. When you defy the conventional wisdom and dare to give yourself permission to hope even a little bit and that hope pans out. And even if it doesn’t pan out, isn’t it better to be the kind of person who still has hope?

 

On Aslan’s Side July 24, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shanna @ 1:11 pm

I’m on Aslan’s side even if there isn’t any Aslan to lead it. I’m going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn’t any Narnia. (from The Silver Chair by C S Lewis)

 

Growing Apart July 23, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shanna @ 5:18 pm

Her voice was tinged with sadness, and I realized my mates and I were growing apart. It was as if we stood on opposite sides of a widening chasm. And I knew with gloomy certainty that the breach was already too wide for me to jump back across. (from The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan)

This quote sums up what was, for me, one of the very hardest parts of growing up. I can remember with acute clarity a handful of moments when I realized just this very thing about some of my childhood friendships. It’s a natural part of the process of growing up and becoming who we are that we grow at different rates and in different directions than others around us. But that doesn’t make it any easier. As I read this, I wanted to tell Sadie (the narrator)—and my younger self—that it would be okay. Other friendships, just as meaningful, would come along, and some of the old friendships would come back around later. Of course, I couldn’t tell her that, or younger me. So I’m telling you instead.

 

Forgiveness July 21, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristi @ 10:27 pm

Forgiveness, reader, is, I think, something verymuch like hope and love, a powerful wonderful thing. And a ridiculous thing, too. (from The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo)