One of the most remarkable things about my Summer so far is the amount of reading I have been able to do. I have read some great works of non-fiction (Love Does, by Bob Goff; Breaking Night by Liz Murray; The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls) The book that I want to go back and re-read again already is Donald Miller's A Million Miles in a Thousand Years.
I have so much I want to write about this book and the way it spoke to me...but, honestly, VBS started today and the 78 tweens I led used all my brain cells.
I urge you to check out these great quotes from the book. Each one could inspire an entire post of its own (And a few of them certainly will in the weeks to come.)
In the meantime, here are a few to whet your appetite and get you thinking:
“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”
― Donald Miller
“I think this is when most people give up on their stories. They come out of college wanting to change the world, wanting to get married, wanting to have kids and change the way people buy office supplies. But they get into the middle and discover it was harder than they thought. They can't see the distant shore anymore, and they wonder if their paddling is moving them forward. None of the trees behind them are getting smaller and none of the trees ahead are getting bigger. They take it out on their spouses, and they go looking for an easier story.”
― Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life