Category Archives: thankfulness

A ripe mango has to be eaten slowly.

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If you don’t eat mangos that fall on the ground, be sure to be strong
enough to pick ones on the tree.


All our Discontents about what we want, appeared to me, to spring from the Want of Thankfulness for what we have. Robinson Crusoe  (1719)

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Daryl Hine “Among Islands”

We are exiles everywhere we go,
Stranded upon the verandah, castaways
In the family living room, like Crusoe,
Or like Philoctetes, festering,
Having given away the Herculean bow,
With nothing to call our own except the wound.