Author has written 16 stories for Star Wars, Hunger Games, My Babysitter's a Vampire, Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, Suite Life series, Three Musketeers, Mr. Young, Mummy, Disney, Maze Runner Trilogy, Doctor Who, Twilight, and Romeo & Juliet.
(I actually own a T-Shirt that says this, except for the parts in brackets…And I’ve worn it to New York)
I AM CANADIAN!
I do not travel by dogsled
A loonie is a dollar, not a relative (although in my family, that’s debateable)
I live in the second largest Country in the world. (We’re only 2.2x smaller than Russia!)
Winter only lasts one season
I live in a house, not an igloo
I do not know your second cousin John in Saskatoon
Our currency was not based on Monopoly money
The parliament buildings are not made of ice
The Maple Leaf is our national symbol
WE ARE THE BEST HOCKEY PLAYERS IN THE WORLD!
(We won gold in Russia’s Olympics! WHOO!
Random thoughts, quotes and observations of mine:
Boredom, move the O and you get ‘doom’ written in there…
Person: Why are you doing that?
Me: Because I can, it’s a free country. Person: Not if you break the law. Me: Well, then you people shouldn’t be making false promises
Do you know when people talk about Fifty Shades of Gray? ‘Course not, I think most people like to keep that part of their selves hidden.
Puns are a good way of punishing annoying people, or just for having a laugh at your friend’s ‘seriously?’ expression.
I don’t think the word Love is said too often nowadays, I just think it’s not honest enough.
People tell you not to talk to strangers…well, then how do they expect you to meet new friends?
Wishful thinking is only wishful if you do nothing to make it reality
Young will grow old in appearance, it’s unavoidable. Letting your spirit grow old is avoidable.
Girls really shouldn’t look to Disney for relationship expectations. Or any pure romantic movies for that matter.
Guys shouldn’t expect girls to act as a playboy bunny.
Guys really shouldn’t expect girls to act as playboy bunny for them, especially when they say nasty things about the girls who do.
Girls shouldn’t expect guys to be perfect. Everyone makes mistakes.
Also, when girls pick guys who they know are bad news. Well, sorry, but that’s their own fault.
Same with guys; if you know a girl is a total b, why the hell would you date her?
I don’t care how ‘hot’ a person is on the outside. When you grow old, outside beauty will probably fade, then what are you left with…oh right, ugliness in and out. Congratulations!
Be careful who you call an idiot…they said the same thing about Einstein.
Power over a country can be taken away from you if the masses see fit. But no one can ever take power if you’re simply empowered.
We’re all idiots. Everybody has a different personal definition of one, so naturally some people think I’m an idiot, while likewise I think they’re idiots. So, therefore, we’re all idiots. But since everyone agrees that some are dumber than most, so there are universal idiots.
Why would anybody want to rule the world? It sounds like a lot of work. Not to mention the mountain of paper work that you’d probably get per week…
When guys/girls say: ‘You’re pretty/cute, but I would f* them.’ I think: ‘Really? Ok, personally I’d rather if someone loved me.’
People say no one actually has relations in the office…but then why are the desks so large when you put nothing on them? And the windows tainted? Really, I’m just curious.
People are overly sensitive these days over petty things. Really, someone could read about the holocaust and not cry a single tear and even say it’s not sad, but god forbid if someone says they’re wrong or fat…
I don’t understand why a lot of teenagers are so desperate for physical contact, but the moment they get it, most of them are incredibly uncomfortable.
Why do people try to define love? It’s different for everyone.
Who needs roses really, as long as you’re the one who gets to curl up with him during a movie.
Why do girls need guys to buy them chocolate? They’ve already got a stash hidden someplace…
I swear ties were made to be tugged by girls so that they could finally give a guy the surprise kiss.
People are always like…92% of teens have moved on to *insert new trend here*. Copy and Paste if you’re one of the 8% who still *insert older trend here* And I’m there like: what if I like both? Or: I really wouldn’t care. Where’s that percent? That’s exclusion!
When watching a movie, most people close their eyes for the scary/dramatic scenes…I close my eyes at the awkward/stupid ones. Thinking: This is uncomfortable…make it stop. Or: You’re an idiot, I wish I could punch you.
Does anyone else find it funny how Dylan O’Brian runs in that scene with Ben in ‘The Maze Runner’ ? No offense to him, but with his arms waving around like that I couldn’t decide whether he was practising how to swim front-crawl or trying to take off flying. Which if you think about it really would’ve been helpful in that situation, but it also probably would’ve made the movie about one hour shorter.
It really was a good movie. I just couldn’t take that one scene as seriously as I should have. My bad…
In my opinion, if you want to make a big romantic gesture you should treat it like you would an insult that you know would shut people up and maybe make them think over a few things. Worry less about the size and the grandeur and wanting everyone talking about it for a few days and more about how much it would mean to the person. In other words, make it personal.
It amazes me that people know what logic is; but barely anybody uses it…
You know that voice in your head telling you that you should run…LISTEN! It’s called survival instinct and is the reason why we’re still alive after all the stuff that’s been thrown at us
T.W.I.L.I.G.H.T: Totally Worthless Insulting Literature Initiating Girls’ Hormonal Tantrums
I find most teenagers nowadays think you are truly an adult when you reach eighteen, or when you’re allowed to drink, call the shots and tune out everyone else. In other words, an adult to most people from ages 12-20 is when you become a person who gets lost in routine, secretly cares mostly about themselves even when they have a family, is allowed to forget everything they were taught because now they’re in charge, switches from blaming things on parents and teachers to blaming everyone and anyone who just so happens to be around them and never, ever listens.
So, basically society nowadays is made up of taller and larger children we deem as ‘grown ups’ who are really still children with a bigger playground and more harmful toys. That alone isn’t so bad; until you have to deal with the spoiled children who still haven’t learned how to share.
On the gag reel for: ‘The Maze Runner’ the thing I find more funny than anything else is that while everyone else is goofing around, Thomas Sangster is just standing there, not even looking at them like he’s trying to not to laugh or he’s just too cool for them.
It makes me wonder if they had a bet on who could act the most serious, and the rest of the cast were all ganging up on him.
Oh, and when He and Dylan O’Brian pretend to move in for a kiss. I started laughing so hard because my thoughts were literally like: ‘And here lies the reason for all those slash fics. With their experience with fan girls and fame, they really have only themselves to blame.’
Everyone’s version of normal is different. Hence why there is no normal, there is no different, but at the same time there is. We create it based on our experience in life.
Boys think girls are weird. Girls think guys are weird…basically the opposite sex of you is always confused.
Most adults could be politicians. They complain about that one family member or that one co-worker when they’re at home but the moment they are within hearing distance of said person they act civil and even friendly, just to complain about something else they did the second they leave the room.
Women in the 1920’s fought hard for our rights so we wouldn’t be treated like we are less than worthy of proper love and respect. Yet, a lot of girls nowadays are trying to be as easy as possible for guys, thinking they will be nothing without one of them.
I’m all for embracing femininity and sexuality, but girls, there’s a way to do that without disrespecting yourselves. And let me tell you, any guy who’s worth your time will find you so much more attractive if you do respect yourself.
And to those girls who think this is bullshit…well, I honestly think you are spitting in the faces of the women who fought for our rights.
Authors love to torture us. I mean, you’re on the last few pages of the last book of a series, and you think that one of your favourite characters are going to make it…when boom! They die. And the worst part is that you were expecting it to happen, because you know that author loves torturing us readers but you still allowed yourself to hope maybe…just maybe they will live. Only to be reminded why don’t hope for those things.
Guys are always afraid to ask out girls who they think are too good for them. What they don’t know is that by doing that, they’ve proven that they aren’t good enough.
People say there is only good, bad and the neutral. I disagree. I think, that there are also a lot of confused people still trying to figure out where they stand on the whole issue.
Things other people: My friends, teachers, etcetera…have said:
A friend of mine said something interesting and also kind of depressing about relationships nowadays. She said:
‘I feel like we’re getting into an age where most people will be in an abusive relationship because of lack of respect. But, since everyone else is also in an abusive relationship, people will just accept it.’
My history teacher told this to the guys in my class, and I couldn’t help but laugh a little because of how true it was.
‘Music today calls girls’ bitches and hoes. Back in my day, Louis Armstrong never, ever would’ve called a girl that. Because of that influence, now the pressure is on the girls’ to give whatever you guys want. But, that means that a lot of them by the time they are in their 30’s will be bitter and will hate men. So, when you’re retired, you’re all going to be stuck in a place where you’re surrounded by women who hate you because how they were treated when they were younger.
‘Lack of respect. It will come back and bite you in the ass.’
And sure enough, right after he said that, a friend of mine was like:
‘It’s true. I’m done with boys. Done. They’re just so ignorant sometimes and they expect girls’ to disrespect themselves just because they can’t control their hormones or whatever. I’m done.’
And by the way, my history teacher is a guy. So, it’s not a feminist talking, it’s an observer.
An amusing, if slightly dark, conversation between two friends of mine:
S: ‘You are on a train and there are five people on the tracks. They are going to die unless you change tracks and only kill one person. What would you do?’
A: “Well, if they’re all stupid enough to stay on the tracks while a train’s coming, then I would assume they all have a death wish and since we’re all going to die in the end anyway I’ll just let the train keep going. Besides why is it up to me to decide, I’m fifteen, and really shouldn’t be conducting a train in the first place. And even if I could conduct a train, then why don’t I just stop the train? I mean, it’s a lot less work and takes less time to pull a brake than to switch tracks. Or better yet, why don’t the people just move?”
A really funny/awkward conversation in Religion Class while talking about things that influence youth.
Teacher: “In book stores, what do you find at the very back on the very top shelf hidden out of sight?”
Guys and girls all look confused, which in turn confuses me, because I thought at least one of the guys would get what he was referring to.*
Me, stuttering: “Um…the stuff you really wouldn’t want your wife or mom to find out you have…”
Some guy: “OH! Porn!”
Rest of the class: “Ooooh.”
Another Guy: “That’s where they are!”
class breaks out laughing*
Some other guy, joking: “I’ve been looking for years!”
Yet another guy: “But seriously? At the back of the book store?”
Conversation between me and my friend Izzy, with an interruption
Us: “Let it grow, let it grow! Just let our hair grow!”
Young Gr 7: “I’m wearing glasses so you probably can’t tell, but I’m very shocked.”
A point my friend Maria made about Razor commercials:
“If they want me to buy their product, I don’t want to see some girl who probably already had her legs waxed. No, if they want to impress me, they have to shave a gorilla live.”
“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” Albert Einstein
“The other night I ate at a really nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going.” George Carlin
“I make it a policy to try and never to make a complete idiot of myself twice in the same way. After all, there’s always all kinds of new ways to make a complete idiot of myself. Why repeat the old ones?” Margot Dalton
“It’s not the years…it’s the mileage.” Indiana Jones
“That’s a good story. I bet you just can’t bear to let a gorgeous guy like me out of your sight.” Han Solo
“This is a castle, and we have lots of Tapestries. And if you are a Scottish Lord than I am Mickey Mouse!” Guy in Castle Black in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.” Miss. Piggy
“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant.” The Eleventh Doctor
“We all change, when you think about it, we're all different people; all through our lives, and that's okay, that's good you've gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be. I will not forget one line of this, not one day, I swear. I will always remember when The Doctor was me.” The Eleventh Doctor
“The world has enough warriors and heroes. Be what you’ve always been, be a Doctor.” Clara Oswald, Day of the Doctor
“He’s like fire and ice and rage. He's like the night and the storm in the heart of the sun. He's ancient and forever. He burns at the centre of time and can see the turn of the universe…and he’s wonderful.” Tim Latimer, the Family of Blood
“1914, Sir! Because the family has travelled and oh the things we have seen…War is coming. In foreign fields, war of the whole wide world, with all your boys falling down in the mud. Do you think they will thank the man who taught them it was glorious?” Son of mine, The Family of Blood
“You’re not mating with me sunshine!” Donna Noble
“Please, just save someone. Not the whole town, just someone.” Donna Noble, Fires of Pompeii
“Because the thing is, it's like my friend Vicky. She lived with this bloke—student housing, five of them all packed in. And this bloke was called Sean. And she loved him. She did. She completely adored him. Spent all day long talking about him—
The Doctor: “Is this going anywhere?”
Martha: Yes. 'Cause he never looked at her twice. I mean he liked her. That was it. And she wasted years pining after him. Years of her life. 'Cause while he was around she never looked at anyone else. And I told her, I always said to her, time and time again, I said, "Get yourself out." So this is me, getting out.” Martha Jones: otherwise known as the best companion ever.
“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, once in your life.” Winston Churchill
“Keep Calm, and carry on.” Winston Churchill
“Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.” C. S. Lewis
"There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his." Helen Keller
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." Helen Keller
"Speak softly and carry a big stick." Theodore Roosevelt
“Just think of how many more books I would have sold if Harry had been more creative with his wand.” J.K Rowling
"With great power... comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later." Nico di Angelo in the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
"They say that war is death's best friend, but I must offer you a different point of view on that one. To me, war is like the new boss who expects the impossible. He stands over your shoulder repeating one thing, incessantly: 'Get it done, get it done.' So you work harder. You get the job done. The boss, however, does not thank you. He asks for more."
Death in the Book Thief
"I carried them in my fingers, like suitcases. Or I'd throw them over my shoulder. It was only the children I carried in my arms."
Death in the Book Thief
"Please believe me when I tell you that I picked up each soul that day as if it were newly born. I even kissed a few weary, poisoned cheeks. I listened to their last, gasping cries. Their vanishing words. I watched their love visions and freed them from their fear.
I took them all away, and if ever there was a time I needed distraction, this was it. In complete desolation, I looked at the world above. I watched the sky as it turned from silver to gray to the color of rain. Even the clouds were trying to get away.
Sometimes I imagined how everything looked above those clouds, knowing without question that the sun was blond, and the endless atmosphere was a giant blue eye.
They were French, they were Jews, and they were you."
Death in the Book Thief,
“The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you.” The Book Thief
“Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.” The Book Thief
“I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn't already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant.” Death in The Book Thief
“Usually we walk around constantly believing ourselves: "I'm okay" we say. “I’m alright". But sometimes the truth arrives on you and you can't get it off. That's when you realize that sometimes it isn't even an answer--it's a question. Even now, I wonder how much of my life is convinced.” Death, The Book Thief
“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.” Death, The Book Thief
“A small but noteworthy note: I've seen so many young men over the years who think they're running at other young men. They are not. They are running at me.” Death in The Book Thief
“A small fact: You are going to die...does this worry you?” Death in The Book Thief
“Together, they would watch everything that was so carefully planned collapse, and they would smile at the beauty of destruction.” Death in The Book Thief
“In years to come, he would be a giver of bread, not a stealer - proof again of the contradictory human being. So much good; so much evil. Just add water.” Death in The Book Thief
“I guess humans like to watch a little destruction. Sand castles, houses of cards, that's where they begin. Their great skill is their capacity to escalate.” Death in The Book Thief
“Even death has a heart.” Death in The Book Thief
“It was a year for the ages, like 79, like 1346, to name just a few. Forget the scythe, Goddamn it, I needed a broom or a mop. And I needed a vacation. ” Death in The Book Thief
“Please, trust me; I most definitely can be cheerful. I can be amiable. Agreeable. Affable. And that's only the A's. Just don't ask me to be nice. Nice has nothing to do with me.” Death in The Book Thief
“No, he’s right, it doesn’t matter. Because whoever we were outside the Maze, they don’t even exist anymore, these creators took care of that. What does matter is who we are and what we do now.” Newt, The Maze Runner movie
“Get off your ass and finish what you started. Because if we do nothing than that means Alby died for nothing, and I can’t have that.” Newt, The Maze Runner Movie
“Are all girls like this?” Frypan, The Maze Runner Movie
“Seriously?” Frypan, The Maze Runner Movie
“You don’t meet a girl like that every dynasty.” The Emperor, Disney’s Mulan
Lots and Lots of Fluffy stuff…
apples on trees.
The best ones are
at the top of the tree.
The boys don't want to reach
for the good ones because they
are afraid of falling and getting hurt.
Instead, they just get the rotten apples
from the ground that aren't as good,
but easy. So the apples at the top think
something is wrong with them, when in
reality, they're amazing. They just
have to wait for the right boy to
come along, the one who's
brave enough to
to the top
of the tree.
Why do Boys Fall in Love with Girls
(This was written by a guy) Don't break this; it's so sweet! :)
1. They will always smell good even if it's just shampoo.
2. The way their heads always find the right spot on our shoulder.
3. How cute they look when they sleep.
4. The ease in which they fit into our arms .
5. The way they kiss you and all of a sudden everything is right in the world.
6. How cute they are when they eat.
7. The way they take hours to get dressed but in the end it makes it all worth while.
8. Because they are always warm even when its minus 30 outside.
9. The way they look good no matter what they wear.
10. The way they fish for compliments even though you both know that you think she's the most beautiful girl on this earth.
11. How cute they are when they argue.
12. The way her hand always finds yours.
13. The way they smile.
14. The way you feel when you see their name on the caller ID after you just had a big fight.
15. The way she says "lets not fight anymore" even though you know that an hour later...
16. The way that they kiss after you have had a fight.
17. The way they kiss you when you say "I love you".
18. Actually...Just the way they kiss you...
19. The way they fall into your arms when they cry.
20. Then the way they apologize for crying over something that silly.
21. The way they hit you and expect it to hurt.
22. Then the way they apologize when it does hurt (even though we don't admit it).
23. The way they say "I miss you".
24. The way you miss them.
25. The way their tears make you want to change the world so that it doesn't hurt her anymore...
26. The way that she looks almost always happy around you
Yet regardless if you love them, hate them, wish they would die or know that you would die without them it matters not. Because once in your life, whatever they were to the world they become everything to you. When you look them in the eyes, traveling to the depths of their souls and you say a million things without trace of a sound, you know that your own life is inevitably consumed within the rhythmic beatings of her very heart. We love them for a million reasons, no paper would do it justice. It is a thing not of the mind but of the heart. A feeling. Only felt.
My break down on boys:
A boy who has a nice face just has good genetics. (Unless he’s an ass, then he’s just ugly no matter how pretty his face may be).
A boy who has an attitude that matches his face is admittedly attractive and worth getting to know.
A boy who has an attitude that matches his face and can have an intelligent/witty conversation with you is cute.
A boy who has an attitude that matches his face, can have an intelligent/witty conversation with you and isn’t afraid to argue against you: is handsome and fearless (even if you may be starting to think he’s also a little stupid).
A boy who has an attitude that matches his face, who can have an intelligent/witty conversation with you, who isn’t afraid to argue against you and who knows how to drive you completely insane: is equally hot and maddening.
A boy who has an attitude that matches his face, can have an intelligent/witty conversation with you, who isn’t afraid to argue against you, who knows how to drive you completely insane and still somehow manages to get you to kiss him: is sexy as hell, inside and out. Or, for people who are sentimental, is beautifully un-prince like.
And for guys or girls who think I’m saying the face matters…well, let me explain it to you this way.
Let’s say there’s this guy or girl and you’re thinking ‘OMG I want to talk to them’ so you gather your nerve and go…and it’s like you’re talking to a wall. Not because the guy or girl is dumb, but you’ve just got nothing going for you there.
Then, you meet someone who may not be as gorgeous, but captures your attention in other ways. And as time goes on and you get to know that person and see them for who they are inside and it’s so, so beautiful and wonderful…well, all that beauty sort of leaks out to the outside for you, doesn’t it? Other people might not be able to see it but you will. And I guarantee that by then, that man/woman will be the most beautiful one you have ever seen.
I see all these: What a boyfriend SHOULD do things, and I feel bad for the decent guys out there.
So…this is my attempt to write a list for them. Hope it doesn’t sound too sappy for you guys and feel free to tell me if it does.
What A Girl Should Understand…
1. It’s hard to act like yourself, when you're scared of being rejected.
2. It’s hard to tell people that you care, when to others it looks like weakness.
3. We’re not all bad. Really we aren’t. But we get a bad rep because you only focus on the ones who aren’t the best.
4. We make mistakes, and regret them a lot.
5. We’ve been tossed aside too, don’t forget that.
6. Taylor Swift needs to get a grip.
7. We try to live up to your expectations, but get yelled at when we mess up once.
8. You complain more about what you could have, than you see what you do.
9. You tell us we can’t buy you, but get upset when we don’t give you flowers.
10. We shouldn’t feel protective when he taps your ass, but you get mad when she laughs at my joke.
11. We’re still learning, some of this is new to us…
12. Even if we don’t show it, we’re scared too.
13. You put past breakups on us.
14. Even when we break up, somehow you still hold claim to us…
15. It seems like you just like blaming all your problems on us.
16. We could be standing right in front of you, but you never see us, do you?
17. Why are you so afraid to ask us out?
18. We don’t always say ‘I love you’ because we want to make sure we mean it when we do.
19. Sometimes we need a hug.
20. Sometimes…we are the ones who have to be reminded that we are loved.
And now for the guys who still need some advice...
What a Boyfriend SHOULD do:
When she walks away from you mad Follow her
When she stares at your mouth Kiss her
When she pushes you or hits you Grab her and don't let go
When she starts cussing at you Kiss her and tell her you love her
When she's quiet Ask her whats wrong
When she ignores you Give her your attention
When she pulls away Pull her back
When you see her at her worst Tell her she's beautiful
When you see her start crying Just hold her and don't say a word
When you see her walking Sneak up and hug her waist from behind
When she's scared Protect her
When she lays her head on your shoulder Tilt her head up and kiss her
When she steals your favorite hat Let her keep it and sleep with it for a night
When she teases you Tease her back and make her laugh
When she doesn't answer for a long time Reassure her that everything is okay
When she looks at you with doubt Back yourself up
When she says that she likes you she really does more than you could understand
When she grabs at your hands Hold hers and play with her fingers
When she bumps into you bump into her back and make her laugh
When she tells you a secret keep it safe and untold
When she looks at you in your eyes don't look away until she does
When she misses you she's hurting inside
When you break her heart the pain never really goes away
When she says its over she still wants you to be hers
When she repost this bulletin she wants you to read it -
Stay on the phone with her even if she's not saying anything.-
When she says she's ok don't believe it, talk with her- because 10 yrs later she'll remember you-
Call her at 12:00am on her birthday to tell her you love her-
Treat her like she's all that matters to you.-
Tease her and let her tease you back.-
Stay up all night with her when she's sick.-
Watch her favorite movie with her or her favorite show even if you think its stupid.-
Give her the world.-
Let her wear your clothes.-
When she's bored and sad, hang out with her.-
Let her know she's important.-
Kiss her in the pouring rain.-
When she runs up to you crying, the first thing you say is; "Who's butt am I kicking?"
If you do post this in the next four minutes the one you love will : Call you. Kiss you. Love you. Text you.
Find the guy that calls you beautiful instead of hot,
who calls you back when you hang up on him,
who'll lay under the stars for hours and listen to your heart beat.
Or will stay awake just to watch you sleep.
Wait for the guy that kisses your forehead,
who keeps your picture in his wallet,
who wants to show you off to the world even when your in sweatpants,
who holds your hand in front of all his friends,
who thinks your beautiful without makeup,
one who is constantly telling you of how much he cares and how is lucky to have you,
THE one who turns to his friends and says THATS HER!
(P.s: I said I felt bad...not that I was against it.)
I was walking around in a Target store, when I saw a Cashier hand this little boy some money back."The boy couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 years old. The Cashier said, "I'm sorry, but you don't have enough money to buy this doll."
Then the little boy turned to the old woman next to him: ''Granny, are you sure I don't have enough money?''
The old lady replied: ''You know that you don't have enough money to buy this doll, my dear.''
Then she asked him to stay there for just 5 minutes while she went to look a round. She left quickly. The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand. Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to.
"It's the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much for Christmas.
She was sure that Santa Claus would bring it to her."
I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus would bring it to her after all, and not to worry.
But he replied to me sadly. "No, Santa Claus can't bring it to her where she is now. I have to give the doll to my mommy so that she can give it to my sister when she goes there."
His eyes were so sad while saying this. "My Sister has gone to be with God. Daddy says that Mommy is going to see God very soon too, so I thought that she could take the doll with her to give it to my sister.''
My heart nearly stopped.
The little boy looked up at me and said: "I told daddy to tell mommy not to go yet. I need her to wait until I come back from the mall."
Then he showed me a very nice photo of him where he was laughing. He then told me "I want mommy to take my picture with her so she won't forget me."
"I love my mommy and I wish she doesn't have to leave me, but daddy says that she has to go to be with my little sister."
Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very quietly.
I quickly reached for my wallet and said to the boy. "Suppose we check again, just in case you do have enough money for the doll?''
"OK" he said, "I hope I do have enough." I added some of my money to his with out him seeing and we started to count it. There was enough for the doll and even some spare money.
The little boy said: "Thank you God for giving me enough money!"
Then he looked at me and added, "I asked last night before I went to sleep for God to make sure I had enough money to buy this doll, so that mommy could give It to my sister. He heard me!''
"I also wanted to have enough money to buy a white rose for my mommy, but I didn't dare to ask God for too much. But He gave me enough to buy the doll and a white rose.''
"My mommy loves white roses."
A few minutes later, the old lady returned and I left with my basket. I finished my shopping in a totally different state from when I started. I couldn't get the little boy out of my mind.
Then I remembered a local news paper article two days ago, which mentioned a drunk man in a truck, who hit a car occupied by a young woman and a little girl.
The little girl died right away, and the mother was left in a critical state. The family had to decide whether to pull the plug on the life-sustaining machine, because the young woman would not be able to recover from the coma.
Was this the family of the little boy?
Two days after this encounter with the little boy, I read in the news paper that the young woman had passed away.
I couldn't stop myself as I bought a bunch of white roses and I went to the funeral home where the body of the young woman was exposed for people to see and make last wishes before her burial.
She was there, in her coffin, holding a beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of the little boy and the doll placed over her chest.
I left the place, teary-eyed, feeling that my life had been changed for ever.. The love that the little boy had for his mother and his sister is still, to this day, hard to imagine.
And in a fraction of a second, a drunk driver had taken all this away from him.
Now you have 2 choices:
1) Repost this message, or
2) Ignore it as if it never touched your heart
You say Twilight
You say Bella
You say 'Edward can lure you in with his eyes'
You say Robert Pattison
You say Esme
You say Alice
You say Stephenie Meyre
If you happened to discover the Mirror of Erised, what would you see in it? Don't know, maybe I'll see a world where there isn't pointless war and gossip, but I really can't say. To be honest I'm actually kind of scared of what my deepest desire might be, so maybe I'm better off not knowing.
Couples? What Do You Think?
Ron/Hermione? No, No, No!!!!
Harry/Ginny? Ehh...in Au's sometimes.
Harry/Pansy? GOD NO!!!
Ron/Lavender? Excuse me? Is there a cliff anywhere that I can JUMP OFF!
Ron/Pansy? I don't hate Ron.
Hermione/Draco? No! I'm pretty sure Hermione would punch him if he asked her out.
Hermione/Fred OR George? What do you think about Hermione? Fred, George.
Lily/Snape? Ugh... No.
Lily/Lupin? They're better off as friends.
Harry/Cho? Noooooooo! That was a mistake, a mistake I tell you!