This sparkling gem is from the front page of a book called simply, "Thoughts", copyrighted in 1901:
"To get peace, if you do want it, make for yourselves nests of pleasant thoughts. None of us yet knows, for none of us has been taught in early youth, what fairy palaces we may build of beautiful thoughts - proof against all adversity. Bright fancies, satisfied memories, noble histories, faithful sayings, treasure-houses of precious and restful thoughts, which care cannot disturb, nor pain make gloomy, nor poverty take away from us - houses built without hands for our souls to live in." Ruskin
That piece had me at the first sentence! Wow.
Thank you God:
- For words and the power they hold.
- For words and the joy they can impart.
- For words and how you live in them.