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Quote for the Day : 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 :  Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder –  On Wisdom and Virtues

 

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Quote for the Day : The Sea

“…I have been feeling very clearheaded lately
and what I want to write about today is the sea.
It contains so many colours.
Silver at dawn, green at noon, dark blue in the evening.
Sometimes it looks almost red.
Or it will turn the color of old coins.
Right now the shadows of clouds are dragging across it,
and patches of sunlight are touching down everywhere.
White strings of gulls drag over it like beads.

It is my favourite thing, I think, that I have ever seen.

Sometimes I catch myself staring at it and forget my duties.
It seems big enough to contain everything anyone could ever feel…”  

— Anthony Doerr : All the Light We Cannot See

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Floreat Beach, Western Australia 2017