Grandma Quotes

Oh, Kendra, before I forget, Gavin asked me to give you this letter.” He held out a gray, speckled envelope. “Happy birthday to you!” Seth exclaimed, his voice full of implications. Kendra tried not to blush as she tucked the envelope away. “Dear Kendra,” Seth improvised, “you’re the only girl who really gets me, you know, and I think you’re very mature for your age–” “What about some cake?” Grandma interrupted, holding the first piece out to Kendra and glaring at Seth.

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It was an emergency!” Seth blurted. “Read my lips – emergency reading – not some demented idea of fun. If I was starving, I would eat asparagus. If somebody held a gun to my head, I would watch a soap opera. And to save Fablehaven, I would read a book, okay, are you happy?” You had best be careful, Seth,” Grandma warned. “The love of reading can be contagious.” I just lost my appetite,” he declared.

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Think of negative speech as verbal pollution. And that’s what I’ve been doing: visualizing insults and gossip as a dark cloud, maybe one with some sulfur dioxide. Once you’ve belched it out, you can’t take it back. As grandma said, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. The interesting this is, the less often I vocalize my negative thoughts, the fewer negative thoughts I cook up in the first place.

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