While reading last night I happened upon a quote that filled me with such utter joy, I wanted to share it with MEG readers.
"When you think of me, you must think of me as one who is truly happy. It is true, I want a great many things I haven’t got,but I don’t want them enough to be discontented and not enjoy the many blessings that are mine. I have my home among the blue mountains, my health, well-formed children, my clean, honest husband, my kind, gentle milk cows, my garden which I make myself. I have loads and loads of flowers which I tend myself.
There are lots of chickens, turkeys, and pigs which are my own special care. I have some slow old gentle horses and an old wagon. I can load up the kiddies and go where I please any time. I have the best, kindest neighbors and I have my dear absent friends. Do you wonder I am so happy? When I think of it all, I wonder how I can crowd all my joy into one short life."
from Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart