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“the common, everyday blessings”


“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

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Friday 11th of March 2016

This made me cry bc I immediately recognized it and it made me remember when I was little and things were easier. It's been a bad week and It Made me smile and cry which actually made me feel a little better. So, thanks.


Friday 11th of March 2016

Aww, I'm glad it encouraged you! And I hope that next week is better for you. Hang in there.

Sarah G.

Tuesday 8th of March 2016

This is seriously so good. What a perfect path to happiness-- gratefulness. It starts there! I remind myself of this when I'm tempted to gripe about my fixer-upper house that's taking too long to fix up. Also when I'm trying to sleep in my queen sized bed, with less than enough room, since my sweet, clingy 3 year old princess still finds her way into our bed every single night... It may be crowded... But. I'm crowded in a soft, warm bed with plenty of pillows and blankets, with (2 of) my beloved family members (husband and little daughter), and we're all together in a safe, warm house with more food and stuff than we could ask for. What have I to complain about. Being grateful truly makes me happy. Even a natural-born pessimist like myself.

Frugal Paragon

Tuesday 8th of March 2016

I love her!

One of my favorite quotes from her (may not be exact) is, "Whatever happened to all the time the automobile was supposed to save us?" She goes on to discuss how now that she has a car, she's just rush, rush, rushing all the time. Remove "automobile" and insert any other modern invention and the question still makes sense!


Tuesday 8th of March 2016

Absolutely this! I was thinking of this the other day. I have all these things and more.


Tuesday 8th of March 2016

She is so right!

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