Is it possible that Eleanor H. Porter was teaching us about the power of positivity when she
gifted us with ‘Pollyanna’ way back in 1913. The truth about Pollyanna is that she shows us the power of
positivity and resilience in action. I believe that Pollyanna is only understood by those who have
read the full story! Pollyanna must have intuited the magic ratio of 5:1 as she gently spread a
light of love and appreciation wherever she went…even with those dark and grumpy grown ups!
My favourite bit is where she urges the disillusioned church minister to seek solace in the ‘rejoicing texts’
of the bible..and to play the game her father taught her….about finding something to be