- I am grateful for kindred spirits. There is a quote that captures my feelings on this matter perfectly.
It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy; it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others. – Sense and Sensibility
- I am grateful for excellent books that are well written and make me think. I am currently reading The History of Love by Nicole Krauss for my book club (that I have yet to attend and once again will miss this week due to an impromptu trip out of state) and I love it. Unfortunately, I left it in Las Vegas so it is being sent to me. Although, considering I have one more application due on Saturday, this is probably a good thing. I’m crap when it comes to putting down a good book, especially for something as mundane and tedious as essay writing.
- I am grateful that my sixth grade core teacher, Mrs. Hoffaker, made us read as much as she did. And I’m even more grateful that she allowed me to bend her “no more than one book from any series” rule. I loved The Baby-sitters Club books and don’t think I would have caught the reading bug had it not been for Mrs. Hoffaker and that series.
Henry Van Dyke