A Piece of Good News: Anne Frank Remembered

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As I wrote this post, it came to my attention that yesterday, June 12, was the birthday of Anne Frank, the young author of “The Diary of Anne Frank”. ┬áThis would have been her 86th birthday. My own mother is 87. What a realization that the Europe we know today, visit, tour on our vacations and travel destinations, was in horrific turmoil┬ánot that long ago. So today, I give you some beauty. Because that’s what Anne Frank would have done. Even in the midst of that horror, she believed there was beauty.


The following are quotes from Anne’s diary. Anne wrote her diary from June 12, 1942 to August 1, 1944.

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“I’ve found that there is always some beauty left – in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself: these can all help you.”

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.”


“Everyone has inside him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential can be!”


And finally: “What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again.”


Nancy Kirkpatrick




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