Friday, May 17

Disagreeable Thoughts...

So long as Mistress Mary's mind was full of disagreeable thoughts about her dislikes and sour opinions of people and her determination not to be pleased by or interested in anything, she was yellow-faced, sickly, bored, and wretched child.  Circumstances, however, were very kind to her, though she was not at all aware of it.  They began to push her about for her own good.  When her mind gradually filled with robins, and moorland cottages crowded with children, with queer, crabbed old gardeners, and common little Yorkshire housemaids, with springtime and with secret gardens coming alive day by day, and also with a moor boy and his "creatures", there was no room left for the disagreeable thoughts which affected her liver and her digestion, and made her yellow and tired."

The Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett

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