Amazing Words from Etty Hillesum

As life becomes harder and more threatening, it also becomes richer, because the fewer expectations we have, the more the good things of life become unexpected gifts that we accept with gratitude.

– Etty Hillesum, An Interrupted Life

The wild sweet pea is certainly one of the good things of life
The wild sweet pea is certainly one of the good things of life

4 Comments on “Amazing Words from Etty Hillesum

  1. I once thought the adage, “You need to stop and smell the roses” as being a trite bit of folk wisdom. The older I get, the wiser it seems. Gratitude is fostered by the daily appreciation of the “wild sweet peas” in our life. Thank you for providing such moments for many of us in your daily posts.

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