Wednesday, September 4, 2013

From My Reading List

If the heights of our joy are measured by the depths of our gratitude, and gratitude is but a way of seeing, a spiritual perspective of smallness night offer a vital way of seeing especially conducive to gratitude. A Thousand Gifts, Ann Voskamp

Pride slays thanksgiving...A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. Henry Ward Beecher

Polly didn't think she had done much, but it was one of the little things which are always waiting to be done in this world of ours, when rainy days come so often, where spirits get out of tune and duty won't go hand in hand with pleasure. Little things of this sort are especially good work for little people; a kind little thought, an unselfish little act, a cheery little word, are so sweet and comfortable that no one can fail to feel their beauty and love the giver no matter how small they are. Mothers do a deal of this sort of thing, unseen, unthanked, but felt and remembered long afterward and never lost, for this is the simple magic that binds hearts together and keeps homes happy. An Old-Fashioned Girl, Louisa May Alcott

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