Friday March 22, 2013
Do you have a tale to tell?
I do love a good story, and my quote this week will tell you why.
I’m linking up with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story for Friday’s Fave Five, where we chronicle our blessings for the week.
Why not join us?
My favorites for this week:
1. A book. Well, that’s not uncommon, is it? (I see you smiling…) I read devoured an incredible book this week entitled The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield. I can’t say enough great things about it. I don’t know when a book has affected me as this one did. I’m already reading it through a second time with pencil in hand.
2. Eight weeks left—of school! We returned from Spring Break with nine weeks to go, and we've made it through one. The countdown has begun (while I frantically try to figure out how much I can fit into the remaining classroom time…)
3. College basketball! I grew up in Indiana (can you say “Hoosier Hysteria”?) and my dad made sure I shared his love of college basketball. I just completed my brackets yesterday—a combination of b-ball greats and sentimental favorites. It’s always fun to see who makes it to the big dance.
4. A facelift—for my blog, that is. Yes, it’s coming. I love my blog and it was wonderful for the launch of I’m Outnumbered, but I find I’m writing for a broader range than outnumbered moms. So I figured my “digs” should reflect that, especially since I’ll be unveiling a new project soon. (FFF friends, you’ll be the first to know!)
5. A quote:
“Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.” (G.K. Chesterton)
If I had my choice of authors, minds, and poets to invite for a dinner party across the ages, oh, the group I’d assemble! And Mr. Chesterton would be at the top of the list. I wrote about the magic of story this week over at our Kindred Heart Writers site, and his quote has been rolling around in my brain ever since.
One of the best things about stories? They provide hope.
Here’s wishing you some spring hope this week.