Celebration



Have you ever finished a book and simply sighed in a moment of reverence because the story you had just read took your breath away? It was so wonderful and enchanting and deep and real that you would much rather be immersed in the world it presented than in the world you find yourself in.

The truth is that you are immersed in a story just like that.

Your own.

Your story, regardless of the amount of conflict, the antagonists and protagonists, the plot twists, and the resolutions, is worthy to be called a classic, an epic in the library of the world.

Because of that, today is a day for celebration.
You are unique, and your uniqueness is one the greatest reasons for joy there is.
The way you sing, your eye color, your Africa-shaped birthmark, your accent, your ideals, the jokes you laugh at and tell, your values, your tastes—the list continues for miles. You are a beautiful combination that no other person can claim.
As an avid book-lover, I find my heart melting at the mention of my favorite books, characters, and authors. Finding someone else who celebrates the same things makes enjoying them even more fulfilling.
Today, let me be your companion as we fan-girl (or fan-boy) over your story. The book is your amazing, intricate, beautiful life--the heroine is you, surrounded by your supporting characters, or possibly in your case, victorious over many villains--and the author is God, the lover of your soul. I once read this quote, and it struck me so deeply with its simple and yet profound message: "The Bible is the only book where the author is in love with the reader." Your story is the same way.
I encourage you, my dear friend, to love your story. I promise I know how hard that is, but in turning your love toward your own story and not just the enticing stories of others, you begin to learn how truly breathtaking your own story really is.





-Hannah

12 comments:

  1. Wow. :'( Such a powerful analogy. Thanks, Hannah. xx

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    1. Thank you, Evangeline! Your name is beautiful, by the way. : )

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    1. Wow, thank you, Grace Anne! I'm so glad it touched you.

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  4. Hannah, thanks for your beautiful words and such a needed reminder!! <3 Keep writing truth!

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  5. This is beautiful! I'm in love with your writing style! Keep doing you girl <3
    Love, Kinga xx

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  6. Aw beautiful piece, I love your writing! I wondered, have you ever come across Helen Dunmore's work? I think you might like it! Love your blog :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (I would love to follow each other on bloglovin if you like! :D)

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  7. <3 wow, I think this is exactly what I needed right now. Thank you for writing this.

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  8. WOW. YES. THIS. Thank you Hannah!!!!

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