"A (wo)man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of (her)his life in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of beautiful God has implanted in the human soul."- Goethe

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Hundred Dresses

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes is a sweet children's book that I've recently re-read as part of a church group reading project.

I was reminded again of the importance of being kind to others and the need to be proactively do good and not just avoid doing bad. Sometimes not doing or saying anything can mean that by default you support the negativity that is taking place. It's also a good refresher on not judging others nor being hypocritical.

I was also reminded of the need to be kind to those who may not be kind to you. It reminds me of what Matthew 5:44 says. "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you."

It's a little book with a big message, and I encourage you to read it and remember some basics of being kind that we tend to forget as we get older.


  1. I will add it to my list! I need a reminder of those things lately *sigh*

  2. One of my MOST favorite children's books!! Such a sweet message!! I need to re-read this one for sure!

  3. I've never heard of this one. You have been so kind to me and truly concerned, even after I was layed off. It showed you weren't just a co-worker, but a real friend! Thank you for that:)