Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Harry Potter- Of Course!

I am sad to say that I did think about writing many a time in the last while, and have been lazy and have not done so. It makes me disappointed in myself that I am such a lazy couch potato. I will definitely be writing more from here on out, or I will be mad.... at myself I guess.

So, I have been reading a lot since I got back home for the break, because I am trying to read every book/series on the list that BBC released. I read Little Women first, and loved it tremendously. There were so many times that I read something in that book where I truly wanted to write something about it in here, but I would put it off, and then wouldn't be able to find the passage again.

Now that I have finished that book I have moved onto Harry Potter. Yes, I have read them before.... many a time, but I am re-reading all the books I have read on the list as well as reading all the ones I haven't yet read. I just decided I couldn't pass up reading them again as soon as I could, call me a fanatic (which, sadly enough, I am. Some of my friends don't see it as much down at school, but really..... I probably know everything about them hahaha..... anyways.) I was reading the first one a bit ago, and something made me smile really big, and I really wanted to write about it in here. Let me share the passage first:

"Hungry, are you?"
"Starving," said Harry, taking a large bite out of a pumpkin pasty.
Ron had taken out a lumpy package and unwrapped it. There were four sandwiches inside. He pulled one of them apart and said, "She always forgets I don't liked corned beef."
"Swap you for one of these," said Harry, holding up a pasty. "Go on--"
"You don't want this, it's all dry," said Ron. "She hasn't got much time," he added quickly, "you know, with five of us."
"Go on, have a pasty," said Harry, who had never had anything to share before or, indeed, anyone to share it with. It was a nice feeling, sitting there with Ron......

This doesn't necessarily take a BIG part in the book, maybe hardly at all. But this small incident plays a big role in all of our lives. Do we like sharing? Are we selfish? I know I am. I know ALL of us are, in all reality.

It is true that when we share selflessly, and enjoy the feeling of it, then we are becoming better people. You gain friends, you learn how to work with others, and you just are happier. I know it's true, do you? 

It's almost Christmas. Are you thinking of others? What have you done to help others find true happiness this season? Think about it, because truly, happiness doesn't come from the commercial part of the season.

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my favorite parts of the first book. Also the line where she writes "the sandwiches lay forgotten in the corner".