Story Time

"And so my prayer is that your story will have involved some leaving and some coming home, some summer and some winter, some roses blooming out like children in play. My hope is your story will be about changing, about getting something beautiful born inside of you, about learning to love, about moving yourself around water, around mountains, around friends, about learning to love others more than we love ourselves, about learning oneness as a way of understanding God. We get one story, you and I, and one story alone. It would be a crime not to venture out, wouldn't it?

It might be time for you to go. It might be time to change, to shine out.

I want to repeat one word for you: Leave.

Roll the word around on your tongue for a bit. It is a beautiful word isn't it? So strong and forceful, the way you have always wanted it to be. And you will not be alone. You have never been alone. Don't worry. Everything will still be here when you get back. It is you who will have changed."

- Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

4 comments:

Huong said...

So good. I haven't read this yet but keep reading excerpts from a few blogs and I can't wait to pick it up! We have a rule that we're not allowed to buy ourselves anything during the holidays but I am so antsy about reading this one though...maybe I will be allowed to give just one time :) Thanks for sharing!

Crystal Rae said...

Hmmm... this sounds like a book i might need to get my little fingers on and read. :P

lizcooper.wordpress.com said...

This definitely sounds like a book I need to read!! Thanks for such a touching quote from it!

Gerri said...

Wow, I have felt that itch....