Laura Ingalls Wilder on Simple Pleasures

August 09, 2017

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“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness—just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze
when the day is warm.”
—Laura Ingalls Wilder,
Writings to Young Women From Laura Ingalls Wilder: On Wisdom and Virtues

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  1. Oddly Kathy as I was driving into work this morning this same thought line was weaving its threads. Always there is joy to be found in the ordinary...which is really extraordinary! Have a delightful midweek. Hugs!

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    1. If we're lucky--I am, and it sounds like you are, too--we have many sources of happiness and pleasure in our everyday routines and tasks. We just need to pay attention to them. Hope you have an ordinary, beautiful week!

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