Ok, so this week's post may not seem very Friendly or very literary, but it will have both literary and Friendly components. We have established that it has been cold, and I do not like cold weather. So, you ask, what have been the highlights of the week that have made you forget about the cold for even the briefest moments of time? I am so glad you asked.
I am reading this one very slowly. I am a fast reader, but this one is one to be savored. It is one on which to reflect and ponder and pray. When reading a passage on simplicity, I stop fantasizing about a roaring fireplace and think about how blessed I am to be sleeping indoors with a warm blanket and socks.
I cried and cried when I learned that Nelson Mandela had passed away. I cried even more when I went online and read what some mean-spirited people had to say about his passing. It has become a trite saying, often said in jest, but for me "never read the comments" are words to the wise. However, Nelson Mandela's own words were the words that made a difference to me on Fifth Day (Thursday) "We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference." I was at work at the library and a display was quickly put together including the two books pictured above. Thinking about Nelson Mandela's life and legacy left me feeling warm and hopeful.
Yesterday was Take Your Child To a Bookstore Day. Yes! It is actually a day. That is simply amazing and it made my day. I posted to Facebook and Twitter. I looked at all of my friends' posts and I smiled.#nerdlution for the win.
Now it is your turn. What has made you smile and forget the cold for a few brief moments this week?