I'm late . . . again. I'm thinking back to all the free time I used to have and I never even appreciated it. In fact, because I'm simply not a planner (instead I'm a crammer) I'm paying for every single stressful second. My spare minutes are gone, over, finished. Goodbye relaxation and hello craziness.
But isn't this a wonderful problem to have? I have waited for this two-week-countdown for much too long. In fact, I dreamed up the title to my upcoming book, Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter, just about 14 years ago. It's a mighty fine feeling to see my dream finally coming true. It's a beautiful thing!
And since Jillian's topic is about beauty, I've scoured the internet for some of my favorite quotes on the subject.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart." ~Kahlil Gibran
"Our hearts are drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see." ~George W. Russell
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." ~ Confucius
"Do I love you because you're beautiful,
Or are you beautiful because I love you?"
~Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Cinderella
The most beautiful thing I've seen in a long time is the look upon my son's face while he's playing the piano. With his eyes closed and his head tilted to the side, he gets lost in the melody as his fingers travel effortlessly across the keys. His face exudes peace and joy. And that's beautiful to a mother's heart. Especially after the unrest he has endured these last few weeks.
As for me - The fairest form of beauty is that of a kind and forgiving heart. Feel free to quote me on that one!
Thanks to everyone who entered our contest last week--and don't worry, you're all still entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Keep the comments up and we'll announce the winner at the end of the month!
Be sure to leave a comment this week to win a signed ARC of Jillian's new book: THE LIFE OF GLASS. I'm jealous that Maureen has been able to read it already. There's no doubt in my mind that it's fabulous. We all know by now the Jillian girl can write.
So, do you have a favorite quote about beauty? If so, comment and quote away!