Huge dreams are great, and you should have them — but don’t discount those small everyday acts of compassion when no one is looking. Those brief moments of kindness you can hardly remember are not always so flashy and romantic, but they end up weaving a greater tapestry in the end. They can build bridges. They can heal the wounded. They can save a life. Stay faithful in the small things.
I spent years measuring myself to on-fire believers, and I’m simply just not one of them. My faith burns slower, more methodical, seated in the back, plagued with questions, desperate in prayer, trusting those rare moments when Christ is fully visible.
The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.
You want to be heroic? Don’t give up on your friends when it becomes hard to talk to them.
You want to be brave? Talk about important things even if starting the conversation is awkward.
You want to be awesome? Spend more time blessing other people than you do enjoying life for yourself.
Real heroes are more concerned about the folks in distress than they are about their own comfort and safety.
You Westerosi are all the same. You sew some beast upon a scrap of silk, and suddenly you are all lions or dragons or eagles.
Today’s mission: finish this.
"…the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past.”
I felt the book was a bit overhyped and the critical part of me felt like grabbing the main character and just letting him know that he was an idiot. But, the book had some gems