little ditties | february 3, 2012

 

// God sends comfort to the afflicted, not the ones playing party games on a Friday night.

// This week I told myself I needed to stop reading blogs that made me feel bad about myself, my life, the way I eat, where I live, how I live, my hair, my face, my clothes… Any blog that’s not feeding me truths or leaving me more thoughtful and encouraged than before I read it needs to go. A stronger person could probably stand up to all these depictions of perfection, but I can’t. Right after I decided that, I saw this. Man, Teddy Roosevelt! He knew what was up.

// I am so close to the end of Kristin Lavransdatter, I can taste the celebratory lefse. My opinion of the title character has gone up and down throughout the series, but this morning I read this paragraph and the impact of the entire 1,050 page story came into focus:

She had not come to God with her [bridal] garland, nor with her sins and her sorrows–not so long as the world still held a drop of sweetness to mix in her cup. But she came now, now she had learned that the world is like a tavern–where he who has naught more to spend from is cast out at the door.

Ah! That paragraph is exactly why I love reading so much. Novels are one of the most clear ways of sharing Truth.

// And I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I have something in common with Kristen Bell. Not her love of sloths (which is hilarious), but this: “If I’m not between a 3 and a 7 on the emotional scale, I’m crying.” GIRL. Me too.

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4 Comments

  1. Lan

    i’m only just now seeing this video, i’ve seen it on FB and i’m laughing so hard. it’s adorable.

    also, one of the things i have to continuously tell myself when i’m feeling down is: “i’ve learned to never compare myself to someone else’s best.” more learning.

  2. Mom

    Love that book quote!
    Love that blog post by Amy.
    And love Kristen Bell’s reactions to delight.

  3. Shanna

    Will it be weird to say that I have so many things I want to say to you right now and yet none of the words to do it?

    For now, I’m just a nodding head.

  4. joannalinberg

    Lan, I love that quote. It’s a good reminder.
    Mom, I love YOU.

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