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Delightful Summer

"All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memo...


Measuring Success

"The best way to measure how much you've grown isn't by inches or the number of laps you can now run around the track, or even your grade point averag...


The Singing of Aunt Beast

“Please sing to me, Aunt Beast.” If it was impossible to describe sight to Aunt Beast, it would be even more impossible to describe the singing of Au...


Of Course It Is Real

Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it is not real? -Dumbledore


A Good Morning for An Adventure

I get to go on an adventure with a friend soon, and in that spirit I had to share with you one of my favorite passages from one of my favorite books -...


Strongest Girl in the World

“He's the strongest man in the world.” “Man, yes,” said Pippi, “But I am the strongest girl in the world, remember that."


Seeing Rightly

"Goodbye," he said. "Goodbye," said the fox. "And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; ...


The Thing With Feathers

“Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all -


Dear Old World

"Dear old world," she murmured, "You are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you."


“I want to do something splendid...
something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead.

I don't know what, but I'm on the watch for it and mean to astonish you all someday.”

Jo March (Louisa May Alcott)Little Women

“If every person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary - the world really would be a better place.

And if you do this, if you act just a little kinder than is necessary, someone else, somewhere, someday, may recognize in you, in every single one of you, the face of God.”

R.J. PalacioWonder