Favorite Phrase Friday

When I was in high school, I had this note book and it was filled with pages and pages of quotes.
Some were famous quotes by famous people.
Some were some infamous quotes by un-famous friends.
Some were random sayings that I saw in random places.

I loved collecting these snippets of thoughts.
I used to occasionally go back and flip through the pages of that notebook and smile.
(Somehow that book got lost in our last move.  So sad.)

Often when I read a blog post, there is one phrase that sticks out.
One phrase that I hold on to, savor, relish.
One phrase that puzzles me or piques my curiosity.
One phrase, for one reason or another, I love.

And so my plan is to save these little phrases up each week and share some of my favorites with you on Friday.

First Favorite Phrase Friday

what’s mine is yours when yours is lost


Be you. | Without apology | and with a smile.


But as I read the my kids reports I wondered what it would be like if instead of only feeling like I was being graded as a mother, I actually was.


You wouldn’t think that something that big could sneak up on you, but there it is.  And we keep driving because we have no other choice.


Sometimes I think it was easier to write a blog post before I knew anyone was reading. When I was just standing at the top of some virtual mountain shouting into the air around me…


we revolve around the sun | but only so many times | and we only remember | so many of them


They are my big girls but they are also little people. Little people who won’t be little for long…
They might not remember this rain-soaked night or this stage of their lives, but I will remember for them…
And I will say to them, “It wasn’t really a big deal but also it was.”


There were more forms to fill out.  Occupation, Mother’s maiden name (my maiden name, not my mother‘s maiden name because *I* am the parent now), emergency contacts, preferred hospital.



2 Responses to Favorite Phrase Friday
  1. Dani
    April 30, 2011 | 3:28 pm

    Oh I love this!!! I’m on the same page… a phrase will catch my heart and I’ll think about it all day long. I can’t wait to see these each Friday! And thanks for the linky love!!!

  2. Issa
    May 2, 2011 | 4:13 pm

    Oh I love this idea. So very cool.

    I get this way about tv show lines. I have literally been sending some to myself, as they are that good.