If enough people think of a thing and work hard enough at it, I guess it's pretty nearly bound to happen, wind and weather permitting.
I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
Once you begin being naughty, it is easier to go and on and on, and sooner or later something dreadful happens.
It is still best to be honest and truthful, to make the most of what we have, to be happy with simple pleasures, and to be cheerful and have courage when things go wrong.
They were too happy to speak. But Ma asked if they were sure the stockings were empty.
Then they put their hands down inside them, to make sure.
And in the very toe of each stocking was a shining bright, new penny!
They had never even thought of such a thing as having a penny. Think of having a whole penny for your very own. Think of having a cup and a cake and a stick of candy and a penny.
There had never been such a Christmas.
Friday, December 08, 2006
Quote of the Day, 12/08/06: Wilder
My post yesterday about A Little House Christmas provoked me to go looking for quotes from Laura Ingall's Wilder. The last quote here is from the Christmas book.