78 Of 365 (366) For 2012

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“People always think that happiness is a faraway thing,

” thought Francie,

“something complicated and hard to get.


Yet, what little things can make it up;

a place of shelter when it rains –

a cup of strong hot coffee when you’re blue;


for a man,

a cigarette for contentment;

a book to read when you’re alone –

just to be with someone you love.


Those things make happiness.”

[ Betty SmithA Tree Grows in Brooklyn ]