“Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
“He said, ‘You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would like like complete destruction.” ~ Cynthia Occelli
“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” ~ William Wordsworth
“When His purposes are more important than your desires, when His glory is more valuable to you than your temporary moments of glory, and when His agenda activates you more than your plan for you, you will be freed from your bondage to self-love and be freed to love others.” ~ Paul Tripp
“Cupcakes are muffins that believed in miracles.” (Haha I found this one on pinterest and it made me laugh… 😉 )
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