Happy Friday, my Friends! Are you as excited for the weekend as I am? My entire family is descending upon Virginia Beach and I just can't wait! Each time we get together it seems yet another body is added to the mix, which always makes it quite the adventure! Sure should make for some interesting blogging material...until then, here are a few of my favorites:
Trish Ryan's post on reality TV makes me feel much better about my guilty pleasures. She also has a great post on Amy Julia Becker's new book, A Good And Perfect Gift. Here's my favorite line:
"We all need other stories to remind us of the larger realm of what is possible...and how very differently our lives can turn out, with options far more varied and interesting than statistics suggest."
This reminds me of another quote from a favorite TV show that I've recently picked back up, Felicity. Are there any other Felicity fans out there? Thanks to my fabulous roommate Megan, Felicity carried me through college. I can't say she always helped me out emotionally...there was one time where I was "drunk" on Felicity and convinced myself I had made a mistake about a boy I was no longer dating. I called Josie to talk to her about it and she said, "Elizabeth, this is a horrible idea. Stop watching Felicity and snap out of it!" Don't we all need a friend like Josie in our lives? Thank you Josie!! Now that my love life has calmed down a bit, I've loved reconnecting with the love triangle that is Felicity, Ben and Noel.
Okay, sorry for the random tangent, here's the Felicity quote that a dear friend recently reminded me of from the ever-wise Sally after Felicity and Ben get mugged in season 1:
"It's true what you said about soldiers, how they form a special bond. But eventually the battle ends, and those who survive, they go home and try and make sense of it all...I guess we all have our own war stories, but they're meant to be shared—they have to be, because these stories are what bring us together and they keep us alive."
There is something so fresh, raw, and complexly beautiful about stories—the good, the bad, and the ugly. I love the reminder that they were made to be shared. Thanks to so many of you who graciously share your stories with me!
Have a fabulous, story filled weekend!