Pg 82 " Here are the two best prayers I know ' help me, help me, help me' and ' thank you, thank you, thank you".
I say AMEN to that sentence!
Pg 93 " It's so awful attacking your child. It is the worst thing I know, to shout loudly at this fifty pound being with his huge brown eyes. It's like bitch slapping E.T." O.k. side note- I love the movie E.T. and I was so touched by this movie when I saw it in 2nd grade that I remember crying for an hour after the movie had ended- I know E.T. lives, but I was just so touched by his relationship with Elliott.
Sorry couldn't read my scribble/notes but this one is from the Why I make Sam Go To Church chapter "I make him because I can. I outweigh him by nearly 75 lbs. But that is only part of it. The main reason is that I want to give him what I found in the world. Which is to see a path and a light to see by".
Page 215 "Everything is usually so masked or perfumed or disguised in the world and it's so touching when you get to see something real and human. I think that's why most of us stay close to our families, no matter how neurotic the members, how deeply annoying or dull- because when people have seen you at your worst, you don't have to out on the mask as much."
Page 241 "and then I remember this basic religious principle that God isn't there to take away our suffering or our pain but to fill it with his or her presence".
Page 264 "This is the most spiritual truth I know: that even when we're most sure that love can't conquer all, it seems to anyway."
Again she's not a holy roller she lives a real life with hard ache and hard times but does alright. I will definitely read some of her others.