When I used to think of that word I thought, ‘yuck, cringe-making, boring, too good to be true’ and other such things.
Until a colleague I really respect suggested I read ‘Pollyanna’ — and I just finished it this morning. Far from being too good to be true, it’s 100% in line with RichThinking, I’m glad to say!
The story is simple — a young orphan child goes to stay with her cross old aunt, who’s only taking her in because it’s her ‘duty’. (This was written in 1913 by the way). The child, Pollyanna, brings with her a game taught her by her father, which is basically to look for something to be glad about in every situation. She [read more]