The idea and message of "Life is what you make of it," and "Your life is your own story - write it well" are ones that have been written about almost ad nauseam...yet, for some reason, this book, by N.D. Wilson caught my eye. Maybe it was the place I was at the time...ever exhausted, wondering what life had to offer to a stay-at-home mom and the wife of a well-traveled husband.
Words fall from the pages of this book like poetry. And the message felt totally new, and hit my heart strong and soft.
The message this girl got: page 21...
"If you think it, live it. If you don't live it, you don't really think it. You are not what you think (or what you think you think). You are not what you say you are. You are what you do."
The author uses many beautiful, personal examples of his trek towards personal joy. One example is as he retells his journey towards his dream of becoming a writer, even as he knew the road would be a long hard one...especially when you're not a great writer. (Something I can definitely relate to!)
God has a plan for each of us, but all he can do is steer us in the right direction...and then watch us fly. How the journey plays out is up to us.
*A huge thanks to Booksneeze for the free copy of this book in exchange for my personal review. :)