Life, Infused by Little House

This morning, searching for inspiration about positivity, I came across this in a long list of quotes:

“Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open.”
- Rose [Wilder] Lane

I love finding Laura-related messages in the wild. And I particularly love this quote from Rose. What we do matters, now and tomorrow… not just to us, but to everyone we touch.

Last night, my daughter shared the information with us parental Luddites that there is something called “Fakebook” that she can use to make an imitation Facebook page as part of a book report project.

“Oh, you mean something like this?” I said. (Hat-tip to Eddie Higgins for this little piece of brilliance.)

Because she’s not a Little House reader (alas, some things cannot be forced), I opened up the final chapter in These Happy Golden Years for her to read, first, before allowing her to read the web page in its entirety. Her pronouncement: “That is AWESOME.” Indeed.

So many times, as a mom of three trying to finagle ways to make today work while thinking about what the heck I’m going to do about tomorrow, I’m just managing. I don’t want to whip Clarence nor give up on Martha. I just want to manage. And I hear Ma’s voice in my ear helping me along, wise as a serpent and gentle as a dove, saying “Laura” in that magical way that makes her children stop in their tracks. Just as the Ingalls girls have never seen their mother’s ears, I suspect they likewise have never heard her yell.

Does Little House find its way into your everyday life? How?