Thought of the Day #12

(Note: Mary Rommely to her young daugther Katie, who has just given birth to her first child)

“It is a good thing to learn the truth one’s self. To first believe with all your heart, and then not to believe, is good too. It fattens the emotions and makes them to stretch. When as a woman life and people disappoint her, she will have had practice in disappointment and it will not come so hard. In teaching your child, do not forget that suffering is good too. It makes a person rich in character.”

— Betty SmithA Tree Grows in Brooklyn