Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Big Girl World, Being Small, Stories and a Sale


She knew it was a big girl world,
but sometimes it felt really good
when she allowed herself some of the simple pleasures
of just being small.
-Jodi Hills, An Imperfect Life


Do any of you ever feel that way: small in a big girl world? I do. Heaven knows I do.

Some days, though, I embrace it... the enormity of the world and how I am, in reality, a small girl.  I have so many unanswered questions. So much I'm curious about. So many things I have yet to see. And you know what? I'm okay with that. We are all, in some ways, small girls (or boys), looking at the world in wonder.

Being small and living in place of fascination is one of my simple pleasures...

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I am taken with stories. You probably know that. I think one of my greatest faults is looking at people as stories, and not as people. Does that make sense? Who are you? I wonder as I meet people. Where did you come from? Where are you going?  I've been guilty of labeling people as protagonists or antagonists, as meaningful characters or troublesome characters or supporting characters, when really we are all precious in the Author's sight. We all have our own "voice". Sometimes I get lost in my story and relegate people to the role I believe they play in mine, forgetting they are their own eternal character in their own eternal story. A story that never runs out of pages. A story without a final chapter or a "The End".

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Today, in honor of big girl worlds, being small, and our individual stories, I'm offering my Story Marker Sets at Etsy for a storybook song... with free shipping. :)  I hope, as you journey through your personal story, that you'll see them and remember that you're here for a reason... that your story matters... and that this season is just one chapter of the beautiful story of your eternal existence.  -Brin

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Staying on the story theme, over in the My Messy, Thrilling Life Community, please stop by and Tell Us: What Book Changed You?

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(This week I'm featuring quotes from my favorite little book of all time. It's called An Imperfect Life by Jodi Hills. It sings, and its song will make your heart dance and cry. :)

6 comments:

Becky K. said...

One set is coming to me in Lancaster County! I am always struggling with guilt as I turn down the corners of pages. Now I can read without guilt!
Thanks!!

Emily said...

I love your writing. I see people as stories too; sometimes it helps me be patient with the rough-around-the-edges people I meet. Thanks for the perspective.

Sissy said...

I wrote a post about feeling small once because there are just days when everything seems to be so much. I've been there.

Rebecca said...

I am loving the Jodi HIlls quotes, Brin.
Its hard for me to think of just one book that changed my life. There's the Bible of course, which has taught me everything thats truly important. But I'm in love with so many books that its hard for me to narrow down just one.

Valerie said...

Hi, Brin...

I know Jodi Hills. She is from our area and I worked with her Mom many years. She certainly has a gift for words and illustrating.

I enjoy your blog. Keep up the great work!

Val

Valerie said...

Hi, Brin...

It is fun to see the quotes from Jodi Hills. She is from our area and I worked with her Mom for many years. She has quite the gift for words and illustrations.

I enjoy your blog. Keep up the great work!

Val H.