Quote I Love: The Book Needs You

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“If books could have more, give more, be more, show more, they would still need readers who bring to them sound and smell and light and all the rest that can’t be in books. The book needs you.” –Gary Paulsen

 

From My Writing Playlist: Everything

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This song’s on my general writing playlist, but it’s also on my playlist for Sean and Gavin’s story, SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN. I think this time of year will always get me thinking of their story and everyone out there in the world who is without a home. This holiday season, please think about offering up whatever you can to help those in need. If we all give a little–whether it’s time or money–we could make a huge impact.

 

The Song: Everything by Lifehouse

Quote I Love: Love Passionately

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“Those who live passionately teach us how to love. Those who love passionately teach us how to live.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach

 

Quote I Love: Courage

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“It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return. But what is more painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let that person know how you feel.” – Unknown

 

Quote I Love: This is all kinds of awesome!

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“My wife also gets a load of emails from people asking where our son’s father is, as though I couldn’t possibly be around and still allow a male son to display female behavior. To those people I say, I’m right here fathering my son. I want to love him, not change him. My son skipping and twirling in a dress isn’t a sign that a strong male figure is missing from his life, to me it’s a sign that a strong male figure is fully vested in his life and committed to protecting him and allowing him to grow into the person who he was created to be.”

–Matt Duron, a veteran police officer, in his article My Son Wears Dresses; Get Over It