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Our house has been a mass of gifts this past weekend. Our little Mouse turned 9. There was gifts from friends, us, family and even ladies at church. It is sweet to know how much she is loved by others.
But it is a quote from Anne of Green Gables that look on in this sea of wrapping paper
"Diana Barry: I wish I were rich, and I could spend the whole summer at a hotel, eating ice cream and chicken salad.
Anne Shirley: You know something, Diana? We are rich. We have sixteen years to our credit, and we both have wonderful imaginations. We should be as happy as queens.
Anne Shirley: Look at that. You couldn't enjoy its loveliness more if you had ropes of diamonds"
I want to focus on the wonder. The gift of nature and imagination holds no bounds to the material gifts. Steve and I, I think, are doing a better job getting Mouse to understand the difference between fleeting happiness and the one that last when you are truly happy in life not things.