November 13, 2013

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‘Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real… It takes a long time… Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.’ 

– The Velveteen Rabbit

 

FOCUS:  30 Days of Thanks

Today I am thankful for the sentimental things in my life, like ‘Teddy’ and ‘Friend’ who are the longtime companions of my now teenage children.  Worn, bedraggled and covered in battle scars, they are the perfect example of how a child’s unconditional love can make something ‘Real’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Wonderful shot and sentiment. I kept stuff like this too – and now that I’m a grandma – I am so glad I did!! My granddaughter has enjoyed some of the same toys, books etc that my daughters did.

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