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.
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).