a little hope. on this day and all days.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
"One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books."
-J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
christmas is coming. rather soon this year i think. i myself would prefer books, but really, gifts aren't necessary. i feel pretty satisfied with my life they way it is. we try to keep christmas simple around here. my younger son would like a musical gift and the older kids would like phones and for us to pay their phone bill...that is like a year round gift, so not much else is necessary. maybe a little candy. and some socks...
Thursday, November 6, 2014
a dreamy little journal for a romantic soul...
this is a bit random, but this book got me thinking about romantic movies. i like to watch a good love story. the world can be dark and overwhelming at times and this type of movie leaves me feeling inspired and lighter. i found this quote from one of my more quirky favorites.
"As Harold took a bite of Bavarian Sugar cookie, he finally felt as if everything was going to be okay. Sometimes, when we lose ourselves in fear and despair, in routine and constancy, in hopelessness and tragedy...there are Bavarian Sugar Cookies. And, fortunately, when there aren't any cookies we can still find reassurance in a familiar hand on our skin...or a kind and loving gesture...or a subtle encouragement...or a loving embrace...or an offer of comfort...
And we must remember that all these things, the nuances, the anomalies, the subtleties which we assume only accessorize our days, are in fact here for a much nobler and larger cause. They are here to save our lives."
-Zach Helm, Stranger Than Fiction
i could never pick a favorite movie...too many. how about you...do you have a favorite? or maybe several?
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
have you ever heard the phrase "in a nutshell"? did they mean that literally?
probably not. but i decided to try and fit inspiration in a nutshell.
you would be surprised at how much you can actually fit in a nutshell.
and how fun it is to actually do that.
if you need some inspiration in a nutshell, find it here.