Treasure

 

Another excerpt from Anne Frank’s diary . . .

She writes also on Wednesday, 23 February, 1944, pg. 143 . . .

“A thought:”

“We miss so much here, so very much and for so long now:  I miss it too, just as you do (speaking to her diary she named “Kitty”).  I’m not talking of outward things, for we are looked after in that way; no, I mean the inward things.  Like you, I long for freedom and fresh air, but I believe now that we have ample compensation for our privations.  I realize this quite suddenly when I sat in front of the window this morning.  I mean inward compensation.”

“When I looked outside right into the depth of Nature and God, then I was happy, really happy.  And Peter, so long as I have that happiness here, the joy in nature, health and a lot more besides, all the while one has that, one can always recapture happiness.”

“Riches can all be lost, but that happiness in your own heart can only be veiled, and it will still bring you happiness again, as long as you live.  As long as you can look fearlessly up into the heavens, as long as you know that you are pure within and that you will still find happiness.”

Yours, Anne

Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
Double Day & Company, Inc.
Copyright 1952

For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be.

-Mathew 6: 21