Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Slowly, but surely.

I have wanted to blog again for a while. And today I am.

So I read this blog today, and it made me think of what 5 books have changed me. (I like her books, by the way. hahahaha.)

My five:

1. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I read this for the first time when I was probably about 12. My mom bought it at the DI for 25 cents, and it became an instant favorite. I love it still because it reminds me to never forget what it's like to be a child. To always have that wonder and innocence that children have. Some favorite quotes:
"You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed."
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye."

2. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. I read this for the first time as an adult, in my early twenties. This book is one that as I read, I wasn't quite sure what each story had to do with anything. But when I got to the end, everything came together. It taught me that you never quite know the impact you may or may not have on another person's life.

3. The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ.  I grew up reading this book. It has always been a part of my life. I read it completely by myself for the first time when I was 18. And that was when I received my testimony of it's truthfulness. It's always helped me live the life I know I want.

4.Animalia by Graeme Base. I loved this book so much as a child. My favorite part was (and still is) always the pictures. It helped me realize how amazing drawing could be.

5. You Are Special by Max Lucado. I got this book as a gift from my young women's presidency at a time of life that was really hard for me. I was making terrible choices. I was really unhappy. It helped me remember who I was again.

So now the question for me is, what are five books that have changed you?