The Google website offers a Buddhist thought for the day. One recent thought appeals: " One side will make you smaller; the other side will make you larger". The source is Lewis Carol's Alice in Wonderland.
Today, the cold rain suddenly turns to large flakes of snow floating in the wind outside the window. Indoors, I see on TV Andy Murray narrowly lose to Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open Tennis Tournament in sweltering Melbourne.
Another felicitous phrase from Fortunata y Jacinta by Perez Galdos: "The news made her happy as a couple of castanets."