The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Monday, January 25, 2010

A good book can change your life!

For some reason, I am always inclined to start every single post with the word "Okay", like I am continuing a conversation with you....

For me, if there is a quote in a book that I totally connect with, one that ends up in my sidebar over there on the right, it really doesn't matter if it's early in the book or on the last page, that book automatically becomes a one of my "must reads."

Last night, on page 49, a whole paragraph slapped me right out of my reading-less funk.  I am reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett.  A friend loaned it to me and I cracked it open yesterday, totally ignoring the three other books on my bedside table that I have been "wanting" to read, two of which I have started to no avail.

Here's the quote, I hope you get a kick out of it like I did.  Then I hope it challenges you like it challenged me.

In this chapter, Miss Celia (a white woman married to a wealthy man) is asking Minny (her secret maid, and a black woman), "Are you happy, Minny?"

"Course I's happy.  You happy too.  Big house, big yard, husband looking after you."  I frown at Miss Celia and I make sure she can see it.  Because ain't that white people for you, always wondering if they are happy enough."

And ain't it the truth?

4 comments:

Kim said...

Oh ... I gotta find a copy of that book in Hong Kong!
Love & Blessings,
Kim

Kristine said...

After reading the title of this post in my blog listing,I thought you might be telling me about a book on how to get a maid for free...then I read your post! haha. funny, funny, funny.

So true. I should read this book.

Kristine said...

Forgot to mention that I don't think your blog could possibly be any cuter.

Amy said...

Haha! I love it. We are obessed with being happy and making everything alright - aren't we? Not sure if it singularly applies to a certain race... but it's true!