Human minds

What would we have done without such  classics like “Little women” or “Jo’s Boys”? Today is the day when Louisa May Alcott was born back in 1832. And thanks to Goodquotes a beautiful, inspiring phrase from Miss Alcott (Miss because for what I understand she remained unmarried her whole life)  came along on my inbox this morning:

Human minds are more full of mysteries than any written book and more changeable than the cloud shapes in the air.

Louisa May Alcott

Needless to say I relate this phrase to early childhood and it fits so well….

Were you happy today?

I just read this brilliant phrase – yes, courtesy of Goodreads of course –  and gave me food for thought, and inevitably I discover that today – as yesterday – my little one made me happy. I was happy with my actions of the day, I was happy on how the day went, I was happy to see my little one be happy.

The days that make us happy make us wise .

John Masefield

So, following Masefield phrase, I can say, happily, that today I am wiser than yesterday.

Enjoy, and have a happy week. Be wiser.



Note on Masefield :

As a young man, English poet John Masefield (born June 1, 1878) always had his nose in a book. His aunt did not approve, so she encouraged him to break his “addiction” by joining the crew of the HMS Conway. On board, Masefield actually had more time to read than he ever had on land. Soon enough, he was even writing his own stories and poems.


Use all the words available…

Language is a poor enough means of communication as it is. So we should use all the words we have.

Caitlín R. Kiernan

Before her first novel was published in 1998, the Irish novelist fronted a “goth-folk-blues band” called Death’s Little Sister. The band name was inspired by Neil Gaiman and his Sandman series.

Courtesy of Goodreads quote of the day.

I could not agree more  with this phrase…


The single most important key to success is to be a good listener.

Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler (born November 21, 1967) has built a thriving interior design firm, with clients including Hollywood celebrities and boutique hotels. She’s also launched a home decor line (tableware, mirrors, even pet accessories) and written four coffee table books that reflect her classic and contemporary aesthetic: Rhapsody, Hue, Domicilium Decoratus, and Modern Glamour: The Art of Unexpected Style.

As usual ,courtesy of Goodreads quote of the day.

N.B. : I just *love* Goodreads. Always comes up with something great that really gives you food for thought.