Favorite Phrase Friday {October 28, 2011}

I thoroughly enjoy saving up my favorite phrases all week to share with you
(and to go back and re-read some of my favorite posts).

The thing I love best about this online community is that there is always something wonderful to read and always a variety of writing styles.  You learn quickly where to go when you need a laugh.  Or when you need a smile.  Or when you need an ooshy-mushy moment.

My three year old girl looks at leaves and sees treasure.  I save those leaves because I want to remember that lesson.
from Jenna at All About Avacakes

Sometimes it’s hard to know when to speak and when to listen. Sometimes it’s even harder to speak when you think no one’s listening.
-from Lisa-Jo on the (in)courage website

How can rusty, bent steel make a mama hurt for all that’s slid away?

A Velveteen Mother — made Real by the years — the way grace can happen to you. And not all at once — but you become. And grace becomes you.
-from the lovely Ann Voskamp also on the (in)courage site

But if someone asks me to help, my default answer is always yes. Why do I not feel comfortable asking someone else to help? Why do I – and I wonder if you feel the same – think that, by asking for help, I’m inconveniencing another person and they might possibly think less of me?   -from Carmen at Mom to the Screaming Masses

Let them run around the living room, let them ask a bajillion questions, let them test you, let them hang on to your leg, let them tell you about their day, let them tell silly stories, let them know you’re listening, and let them teach you how to color outside the lines…
-from Kate at Savvy Little Women   (You need to go read the whole post!)


I’d love for you to share your favorites with me.
I’m considering doing a linky starting next week for those who might want to participate.
Anybody in?


3 Responses to Favorite Phrase Friday {October 28, 2011}
  1. Liz Sanders
    October 28, 2011 | 8:43 am

    I’m in! I loved the let them be little post. I tend to think that when I’m having a “moment” and just need to remember that exact thing.

  2. Krishann
    October 30, 2011 | 1:22 pm

    I’m in too! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

  3. Krishann
    October 30, 2011 | 1:34 pm

    Can I tell you that “Let them Be Little” post so spoke to my heart. I loved every word.
    And I might I add that (in)courage is amazingness. Love it!