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I love a good "saying" or quote, sometimes they are funny, or insightful, or just comforting in some way. As I say in the spiel about Five On Friday, you could share five quotes. So this week, I have five quotes for you!
They are all from Laura Ingalls Wilder.
“The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”
This is so very very true isn't it. I have taken comfort from these words this week. A difficult situation in which I hope very much that I have always been honest and truthful, I have tried very hard to do both of those things. Yet the other parties, well, not so much. So I have to take courage and enjoy the simple pleasures - such as my new yucca shoots that I shared yesterday!
Actually there have been two situations of dishonesty and lack of truthfulness in the last week. It makes me very sad indeed.
“Home is the nicest word there is.” “There is no comfort anywhere for anyone who dreads to go home.”
Many of us will be familiar with the first of these sayings. I of course totally agree with this as you will know from the name of this blog. It must be so very sad for home not to be the nicest word there is for someone who dreads going home. I hope that no one I ever meet is in that difficult situation. It must be so very hard to deal with.
“There's no great loss without some small gain.”
Again, this has been relevant for me this week and I refer you back to my yucca moment. A great loss happened in some ways, but there was still that small gain.
“Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all.”
I am not planning on going anywhere, but these words, they are so very true aren't they. Perhaps Laura is telling me that I need to just remember some smiles and laughter and forget the rest.
“Oh no, I never do much ironing, except the outside clothes. We must not iron out the fresh air and sunshine, you know. It is much more healthful not to, the doctors say.” Seriously, there is something very refreshing about sheets and pillow slips just fresh from the line, after being washed and dried in the sun and air. Just try them that way and see if your sleep is not sweeter. ”
I thought that this was a good quote, and not one that I had heard before I went looking for some. I don't iron bedding at all. I only iron things that really have to be ironed. I don't iron tshirts, jeans, teatowels, towels, socks, bedding, any of those sorts of things! If I can get away without ironing it I will. In future, I will say that it is because Laura said to do it and that I am leaving the sunshine and air in the clothes and so on! You cannot get a better
If you want to read more from Laura Ingalls Wilder, you can find more sayings here which is where all of the ones I shared today were taken from.
I hope that you have a great weekend whatever you are doing!
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