This week, I wanted to share a specific quote from what is becoming my favorite Shauna Niequist book, Cold Tangerines. I encourage everyone to read her and I thank my very encouraging friend Hanna for first recommending her to me.
In this one she talks about finding the extraordinary in the every day life. I have been so surprised at how her stories, spanning experiences thousands of miles away years ago have been so spot on for things in my life currently.
So often we dwell on the ugliness of what has happened to us in our singleness specifically. The broken relationship, the what-ifs, the missed connections. We want to blame others, rightfully or unrightfully so. What gets accomplished in that? It’s like drinking poison and hoping the person who wronged you gets ill.
And I can spend all my life and all my soul and all my words on the pain of what happened to me, or I can take this glimmering gift and run. -Shauna Niequist