I love reading it on my own. I love reading it for classes. I love reading it to my kids. I love reading it with my husband. I love curling up in a blanket in front of a fire on a cold, rainy or snowy day with a good book. I LOVE good literature.
I am SOOOOOOOOO grateful for people out there who have the talent to tell stories.
I'm not kidding about the wanting to name my children after characters in books either. So far Bart has vetoed every attempt I've made: Scarlet, Elizabeth, Cosette, Charlotte, Ophelia, Desdemona, Hermonie. Okay, I haven't actually wanted to name my girls all those names, but some of them I have! Maybe I'll be luckier if we have a boy: Jean, Rhett, Fitzwilliam, Tom. Oh Tom. Good, faithful, loyal, unwavering, strong, true Tom. I may have to go and read that book again.
Anyway, I am grateful for good literature.
And because I'm consistently not-consistent about writing every day, here's #2. I am grateful for blogs. (In case you couldn't tell, these are in no particular order). There are so many friends I would know nothing about if it weren't for blogs. I'm grateful for this easy way to keep updated on their lives.I'm also grateful for the abundance of knowledge and ideas out there on blogs. From food, to crafts, to Photoshop techniques, to young women activity ideas. There is SOOOOOOO much out there! And I love that it's right at the touch of your fingers.
I also love the opportunity to document our lives for our loved ones who live far away...and perhaps some day for my children or grandchildren. I love looking through old family history documents and stories. If blogs existed 50 years ago and my grandparents had made one, I could seriously see myself poring over it's pages for hours. I just love that type of stuff. My children probably won't be as crazy as me, but in case they are, I'm glad this will be out there forever for them to see.