Moment by moment

Today I finished reading a wonderful, inspiring, romantic, funny and very profound novel named “How to Fall in Love” by Cecilia Ahern (

I highly recommend it to both lovers of reading and writing.

Here are three quotes from this novel, which I would like to share:

The first two are quotations by other authors used in this book.

P. 207: “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt wit the heart.” Helen Keller

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt

P. 412 (the final passage in the book): “… Life is a series of moments and moments are always changing, just like thoughts, negative and positive. And though it may be human nature to dwell, like many natural things it’s senseless, senseless to allow a single thought to inhabit a mind because thoughts are like guests or fair-weather friends. As soon as they arrive, they can leave, and even the ones that take a long time to emerge fully can disappear in an instant. Moments are precious; sometimes they linger and other times they’re fleeting, and yet so much could be done in them; you could change a mind, you could save a life and you could even fall in love.” Cecelia Ahern

Picture: A very precious moment in my daily life: Niklas taking care of his little sister in the early morning before heading with his Dad to kindergarten. He played a lullaby to Emma on a small music box in form of a little donkey. I heard the music playing and when I came to the living room, this is what I saw and my heart melted.


4 thoughts on “Moment by moment

  1. Thanks for bringing these quotes forward like this. Made me stop and think 🙂
    And what a nice picture – just lovely. Talking about precious moments…
    All the best, Roger

    1. You are very welcome and thank you, Roger! What you said about stopping and thinking made me also stop and think. 🙂 Our lives are full of precious moments, we just need to stop and notice them. I am glad I left the chores I had for a moment and peered into the living room, so that I could experience and capture this precious moment with my two sweet children. All the best to you too, Vica

  2. Once again, you are right, thinking the “good” thoughts will enrich your life..and what a treasure, the photo of Niklas and
    Emma. In the end, family is everything.

    1. Thank you, dear Marcy! And yes, I fully agree: Family is everything. What is interesting I haven’t thought like that before writing my first novel. Now I truly believe in this, considering dear friends and many wonderful people coming my way as part of my big family of friends. 🙂

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