Thursday, August 23

{Good Thought Thursday} Read A Bad Book

Did you ever have one of those days where everything went your way, your timing was perfect, and you felt as if you could walk on water? Well today was not one of those days. I was a little hesitant in posting something that might sound like a citation from Eeyore, but then I remembered something an old teacher once told our small elementary class.

It was about a book. We hated it. Refused to read it. It was awful. I tell you the bellyaching about this book could be heard from the room next door. The day had finally come when we finished, and we all sang silent praises in our head as we returned the books to the shelf. Our teacher on the other hand closed the book and looked as us. 

"How are you ever going to know what a truly great book is, if you never let your self experience a truly horrible one."

Now I am not sure how many of us actually took something away from that day. Most of us probably just pulled out our math and continued wishing for the 3pm bell. However, whenever I have a day that's trickier than the rest I always remember what she said. 

Read a bad book. Sail in high winds. Let yourself experience something that's not so great, because if you don't, how will you ever know when something truly wonderful comes along?

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