One's delight in an elderberry bush overhanging the confused leafage of a hedgerow bank, as a more gladdening
sight than the finest cistus or fuchsia spreading itself on the softest undulating turf, is an entirely unjustifiable preference to a nursery-gardener, or to any of those regulated minds who are free from the weakness of any attachment that does not rest on a demonstrable superiority of qualities.
They have an innate ability to offer us the soothing relaxation, gladdening
, quieting, emotional defrosting, and grounding our over stimulated minds and tired spirits are so much in need of right now.
I would like to offer my respect and admiration to the officials and players for gladdening
my heart and rousing my optimism about young people today.
Bay, or laurel, is classically an emblem of victory, and the texture of the tightly packed gray green leaves--together with their scent, which filled the space--had a certain heart gladdening
5pm Choral Evensong: Hail gladdening
light - Stainer, Responses - Neary, Psalm 27, Wood in D, Just as I am - Chilcott, Hymns.