Yes, fall is on its merry way. Oh, joy.
I found an interesting quote today, which made me think of all the people I know, and have known, as well as those I wish I never had to know.
You must constantly ask yourself these questions:
Who am I around?
What are they doing to me?
What have they got me reading?
What have they got me saying?
Where do they have me going?
What do they have me thinking?
And most important, what do they have me becoming?
Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay?
~ Jim Rohn (Jim Rohn’s Weekly E-zine, July 21, 2003)
And I like this, because I’ve always been a firm believer that friends “shape” each other—that they can’t change the fundamentals, but that they can mess with the outline of a person’s character.
Anyway, I read a book today (oh, I’m in trouble with this writing), and I swear, I have never wept such tears as fell from my eyes when I dug into Lavyrle Spencer’s The Endearment. I am not a weepy person, but this book had me sobbing. Maybe it’s hormones, but I doubt it. It’s just good story-telling about a man who, admittedly, seems almost too good to be believable, and the lovely street urchin who becomes his mail-order bride in order to escape the mean streets of Boston, circa 1824. Wah! Where’s my Karl, I ask you? After this book (if you’re a red-blooded female), you’ll be wanting to get on a plane to Sweden to hunt down big blonde men. Me girl. You hot. Let’s find a cave.