Barlow Girl (barlow_girl) wrote in georgemacdonald,
Barlow Girl

Cross-posted from my own journal

One of the many nuggets of truth I have found in my reading of George MacDonald's At the Back of the North Wind (sometimes I enjoy children's books so much more than grown-up ones):

"...But to try to make others comfortable is the only way to get right comfortable ourselves, and that comes partly of not being able to think so much about ourselves when we are helping other people. For our Selves will always do pretty well if we don't pay them too much attention. Our Selves are like some little children who will be happy enough so long as they are left to their own games, but when we begin to interfere with them, and make them presents of too nice playthings, or too many sweet things, they begin at once to fret and spoil."
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