Some Advice

A quote my father shared with me today; we share a love for Lewis.
"Oh I nearly forgot, I have one other piece of advice to give to you.  Remember that there are only three kinds of things anyone ever need do: things we ought to do, things we’ve got to do, and things we like doing.  I say this because some people spend so much of their time doing things for none of these reasons—things like reading books they don’t like because other people read them.  Things you ought to do are things like doing one’s work in school, or being nice to other people.  Things one has got to do are things like dressing and undressing or household shopping.  Things one likes doing, but of course, I don’t know what you like to do.  Perhaps you’ll write and tell me one day.  Of course I shall always remember you in my prayers and most especially on Saturdays.  Do the same for me."

~C.S. Lewis to Lucy Barfield, his godchild


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