How to be happy when you are miserable…

godden“How to be happy when you are miserable. Plant Japanese poppies with cornflowers and mignonette, and bed out the petunias among the sweet-peas so that they shall scent each other. See the sweet-peas coming up. Drink very good tea out of a thin Worcester cup of a colour between apricot and pink.” – Rumer Godden.
“It was the small things that helped, taken one by one and savoured,” English writer Rumer Godden recalls in her mesmerizing memoir of an authentic life, A House with Four Rooms. …”Make yourself savour them,” she told herself when life was not tidy.”‘ Sara Ban Breathnach: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

Margaret Rumer Godden (1907 – 1998) was born in Sussex, England,  grew up in India and wrote more than 60 fiction and nonfiction books for both children and adults under the name of Rumer Godden.

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