Thursday, June 20, 2013

let me be...

"Dear God," she prayed, "let me be something every minute of every hour of my life.  Let me be gay; let me be sad.  Let me be cold; let me be warm.  Let me be hungry...have too much to eat.  Let me be ragged or well dressed.  Let me be sincere - be deceitful.  Let me be truthful; let me be a liar.  Let me be honorable and let me sin.  Only let me be something every blessed minute.  And when I sleep, let me dream all the time so that not one little piece of living is ever lost."

-Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn-


  1. Collecting life's moments is a gift!

  2. i love this so much, i'm going to look for this book at the library. i need an inspiring read.