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�who am I: I'm a small town girl, living in the big city, learning to trust God. I married a wonderful, patient man, Stephen, in October of 2008 and we had our first child, Micah, in June 2014. I've been keeping this diary since I was 16 years old, so it has seen a lot of life with me!

�likes: singing my soul out, writing my heart out, learning new things, falling in love, helping people, thinking about life, talking things through, dancing

�dislikes: not knowing where I'm going, fighting, losing touch with friends, making mistakes

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My Bucket Lists
Dreams and Goals - 2004
Bucket List - 2019

The current mood of Seinahpet210 at

1:53 p.m. || June 22, 2007

Book quotes, movie quotes, music quotes, funny quotes, serious quotes, random quotes... My favorite quotes. Some of them are also on Facebook and many of them I've written in here in random entries. Books are in italics, movies are bold, "songs" are in quotation marks.

"I am not perfect in ANY way. Can we still be friends?" -Associate Pastor's wife

‎"Fear of failure is not an excuse to be irresponsible."

"Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket--safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation." -C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

"The philosopher who finds no meaning in the world is not concerned exclusively with a problem in pure metaphysics, he is also concerned to prove there is no valid reason why he personally should not do as he wants to do." Aldous Huxley

"This is the sort of English up with which I cannot put." -Winston Churchill, on ending sentences with prepositions

"Friendship begins the moment one person says to another, 'Really, you too? I thought I was the only one!'" -C.S. Lewis

Of spring: "It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine, and things pushing up and working under the earth." -Mary Lennox in Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden

"In a refined and exalted nature, it is very seldom that the feeling of love, when thoroughly aroused, bears any sort of relation to the reality of the object. It is commonly an enkindling of the whole power of the soul's love for whatever she considers highest and fairest; it is, in fact, the love of something divine and unearthly, which, by a sort of illusion, connects itself to a personality." -Harriet Beecher Stowe, The Minister's Wooing

"Elizabeth and I were married by the time we were 20, and we'd been dating since we were 15, so this may sound a little juvenile, but... Can I hold your hand?" -Bob Rueland (David Duchovny), Return to Me

"Rachel says Rachel, just like that. Now you know to talk to drunks is crazy and to tell them your name is worse, but who can blame her. She is young and dizzy to hear so many sweet things in one day, even if it is a bum man's whiskey words saying them." -Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street

"So this is the little lady who started the big war." -Abraham Lincoln, of Harriet Beecher Stowe

"You may feel like a poet, but you sound like an idiot." -Roland (Mark Addy), A Knight's Tale

"Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which, before their union, were not perceived to have any relation." -Mark Twain

"I was wrong about this young man of yours. A man when he is making up to anybody can be cordial and gallant and full of little attentions and altogether charming. But when a man is really in love he can't help looking like a sheep. Now, whenever that young man looked at you he looked like a sheep. I take back all I said this morning. It is genuine." -Miss Viner in Agatha Christie's Mystery of the Blue Train

"Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy." -Winston Churchill

Lucy: I think you're the most selfish person on the planet.
George: Well, that's just silly. Have you met everybody on the planet?
Two Weeks' Notice

"There are many shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them." -Vicki Baum

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." -Victor Hugo

"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious effort." -Henry David Thoreau

"A woman's heart should be so lost in God that a man has to search for Him to find her." -Nicci Kieswether

"unbeingdead isn't beingalive" -E. E. Cummings

"The butterfly counts its moments not in months but in moments, and has time enough." -Rabindranath Tagore

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy." -Rabindranath Tagore

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting a fierce battle." -Philo of Alexandria

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Rain is no respecter of persons" -E. E. Cummings

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