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And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.

~ Henry James

Enjoy the little things in life, because one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
~ Anonymous

There were two things about Mama. One is she always expected the best out of me. And the other is that then no matter what I did, whatever I came home with, she acted like it was the moon I had just hung up in the sky and plugged in all the stars. Like I was that good.

~ Barbara KingsolverThe Bean Trees

No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you.

~ Althea Gibson

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.

~ Cicero 

It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment. 

~ Naomi Williams

Have courage for the great sorrows in life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.

~ Victor Hugo

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.

~ Meister Eckhart