Eleanor H.

Eleanor H. Porter
Author of Pollyanna
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Remember Pollyanna? She was a character in a book, childish, happy, always finding the best in people and situations. I have been accused of being her. Simple things just delight me beyond measure. Clean windows, a phone call from a friend, plants given by or to a friend.

Today is one of those days. I called my daughter to tell her how wonderful my day was. She just laughed and said “You really are a simple person mother and love simple things!” I was complimented beyond measure. What a shame I can’t feel this way each and every day. When I do though, I am so very grateful. Wouldn’t you be?

I hope your day is the same.


From Wikipedia
Pollyanna is a best-selling 1913 novel by Eleanor H. Porter that is now considered a classic of children’s literature. The book was such a success that Porter soon produced a sequel, Pollyanna Grows Up (1915). Eleven more Pollyanna sequels, known as “Glad Books”, were later published, most of them written by Elizabeth Borton or Harriet Lummis Smith. Further sequels followed; the most recent, Pollyanna Plays the Game by Colleen L. Reece, was published in 1997.

For other uses, see Pollyanna (disambiguation).

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4 thoughts on “Pollyanna

  1. Reading your post reminds me of the Quaker song Simple Gifts (sung at Obama's inauguration)Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free,'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,And when we find ourselves in the place just right,It will be in the valley of love and delight.When true simplicity is gain'd,To bow and to bend we shall not be asham'd,To turn, turn will be our delight,Till by turning, turning we come round right.May your days always be delighted by simple gifts. 🙂

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