Friday, December 27, 2019

It all matters

“It all matters. That someone turns out the lamp, picks up the windblown wrapper, says hello to the invalid, pays at the unattended lot, listens to the repeated tale, folds the abandoned laundry, plays the game fairly, tells the story honestly, acknowledges help, gives credit, says good night, resists temptation, wipes the counter, waits at the yellow, makes the bed, tips the maid, remembers the illness, congratulates the victor, accepts the consequences, takes a stand, steps up, offers a hand, goes first, goes last, chooses the small portion, teaches the child, tends to the dying, comforts the grieving, removes the splinter, wipes the tear, directs the lost, touches the lonely, is the whole thing. What is most beautiful is least acknowledged. What is worth dying for is barely noticed.”

― Laura McBride, We Are Called to Rise


Sally said...

This book sounds tantalizing, do you recommend it? I was lucky enough to receive the three Nella Last books for Christmas and I'm now lost in them. Such an astute, kind, thoughtful, clever, resourceful woman. I could go on, she's inspirational.
Glad to read you had fun this Christmas, me too. Hope 2022 is happy, healthy & lively! Sally x

Sue Hepworth said...

I haven’t read the book.
I’m glad you had a good Christmas and that you like Nella Last. That’s great.
Happy New Year, Sally!