Tuesday, February 15, 2011
More thoughts on Pollyanna
I saw the movie years ago but decided I'd better read the book before posting much more about Pollyanna. I was surprised at what a good read it is. Our excellent director of acquisitions (thanks Debra) secured the sequel for me through inter-library loan and I started that yesterday; Pollyanna Grows Up.
It is notable that in the sequel, the very unhappy Mrs. Carew did not want a 'dose' of Pollyanna, as her sister Della suggests. She did not want a 'priggish' child preaching to her and telling her to "count my mercies". Della knows that it is so much more than that. The "Glad" game is nothing more than simple gratitude.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
Pollyanna simply chooses to find something to be grateful for in every situation. So simple, but a concept that literally changes the atmosphere.
I found this lovely little page that has a list of scriptures about gratitude. Have a wonderful day!