Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wilder Philosophies

This book has snippets of philosophy taken from the writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder. As usual, I was inspired by the similarities between her ideas and those in GriggsDakota.
On our trip to DeSmet we found Wilder's beautiful words etched in stone.
"The true way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes-it is in the everyday things around us that the beauty of life lies."
 In GriggsDakota we say:
"Get out of bed and join the living!"
Laura thinks we eat too much. In GriggsDakota we say:
"To waste or to waist? That is the question!"
Pioneer families had few possessions and many children. I was told that in the early days of GriggsDakota only the baby would get a Christmas present, usually a doll or toy, if the family could manage it. That way even the baby would have something of his own.
In GriggsDakota young women are and have always been instructed to get the best education that they can and see where it takes them.
In GriggsDakota we quote John Wooden on this topic who said:
"I will get ready, and then perhaps, my chance will come."
"The future is in our hands to make it what we will." Laura Ingalls Wilder
In GriggsDakota we have three pieces of advice that cover this Wilder quote:
"Just get going!" "Just do something!" "Just hurry up!"

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