“Regardless of what happens…you’ll have a baby. An amazing little being who will blow your mind and expand your heart and make you think things you never thought and remember things you believed you forgot and heal things you imagined would never heal and forgive people you’ve begrudged for too long and understand things you didn’t understand before you fell madly in love with a tiny tyrant who doesn’t give a damn whether you need to pee. You will sing again if you stopped singing. You will dance again if you stopped dancing. You will crawl around on the floor and play chase and tickle and peek-a-boo. You’ll make towers of teetering blocks and snakes and rabbits with clay. It’s an altogether cool thing.”
-Cheryl Strayed, on becoming a mother, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
This book is a beautiful, heartbreaking read. While I don’t necessarily agree with all of the advice given, it was such a powerful reminder that underneath the small talk and smiles, we’re all fighting some kind of battle. I finished this book with a deep desire to show more compassion toward strangers. Have you read anything good lately? Next on my list is Gone Girl and The Fault in Our Stars!