19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Wednesday, November 11, 1914: <<no entry>>
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Are you okay? You were so sad three days ago when your “third romance ended in tragedy.” I’m concerned about you now. How are you dealing with your heartache?
A hundred years ago, people thought about emotions a little differently than we do now. Here some quotes from a hundred-year-old book:
Worry is a type of fear. It is a futile regret over past mistakes and the miserable forecasting of the future.
As no one’s future can be clear throughout, there is never wanting the matter of anxiety to a mind susceptible of this state.
And, not only the imagination, but the intellect, the emotions, and the will have or may have a powerful influence over the sensations and organic functions.
Mental attitude refers not to the will or the emotions, but to the mind in its entirety. The trend of a woman’s thoughts, the use she makes of her intellect, the strength of the volition, the sense of responsibility, and the objects of her life are all questions that have a distinct bearing upon the bodily functions and the health of the individual.
Personal Hygiene and Physical Training for Women (1911) by Anna Galbraith