Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Easter!!!

The following is a reposting of last Easter's post, but it still applies!

Every so often, a reader gives me their impression of my book in a way which deepens my own understanding of what I wrote. A reader in Florida once told me how a decision made by one of my characters helped her illustrate a sentiment she'd been trying to get across to her friends.

Here's what she told me:

In the past, I've had to help friends realize that life goes on even after you've made a poor decision. Not because you move on or get over it, but because you grow as a result of it. You build something new, something with a higher purpose, using what you've learned as one of your bricks.

When I read that, my heart leapt! I knew immediately that I would be using her words in future speeches.

So what does this have to do with having a happy Easter? One of the most beautiful ideas surrounding the holiday is that we're all given the opportunity to make corrections if we find ourselves traveling down a road we really don't want to be on. In fact, we have that opportunity to change every day. Every second! (But sometimes we need a calendar to remind us.) Refresh. Repair. Rebirth. Whatever you need to call it...

Renewal is a wonderful blessing!


Claire Dawn said...

Beautiful sentiment. Thank you and Happy Easter to you too.

Alee said...

I couldn't agree more. I love all of the new beginnings this time of year.

songbird said...

I'm not really commenting on your blog about easter... though, it was a very nice blog. ^_^
I'm commenting on your book.
I'm 13 years old, and in love with "TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY"
I was thinking... on making a fan made trailer, and I wanted your opinion on idea's.
I have a blog if you want to comment there. It's called
"Day in the life of a teen girl" and the link is:

- from a fan