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Mark Twain, on his daughter’s sense of perspective:

            She had been breaking her heart over what had seemed disasters:  a picnic canceled, a broken toy. Several times her mother said to her, “Susy, you mustn’t cry over little things.”

            For two or three days the girl gave her mother’s words her best thought, but they baffled her.  At last she went to her mother for help.  “Mamma, what is ‘little things’?”

            She was hoping for the answer that would bring peace to her perplexed little mind.  The hope was ----

Reader’s Digest, October 1983, page 184

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