Book review: The Midnight Library
This book starts with the line “Nineteen years before she decided to die….”. This line got me interested into reading this book. Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how…
What motivates you?
What motivates you? What keeps you going? – Books– People– Travel– Inspiring stories– My parents– My friends– Kind words– Kind deeds– Possibility of something better– Hope of something better coming– Excitement of creating something beautiful– Love– Warm hugs– Gratitude– Hand written notes and quotes– Nature– People I want to help– Music that touches the soul–…
growing and improving
Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better? Why hide deficiencies instead of overcoming them? Why look for friends or partners who will just shore up your self-esteem instead of ones who will also challenge you to grow? And why seek out the tried and true,…
I wonder how it was possible to walk for an hour through the woods and see nothing of note. I who cannot see find hundreds of things: the delicate symmetry of a leaf, the smooth skin of a silver birch, the rough, shaggy bark of a pine. I who am blind can give one hint…
Oh the comfort,The inexpressible comfortOf feeling safe with a personHaving neither to weigh our thoughts,Nor words,But pouring them all right out, just as they areChaff and grain togetherCertain that a faithful handWill take them and sift themKeeping what is worth keeping andWith the breath of kindness,Blow the rest away– Dinah Craik