The other day I was
researching searching being distracted by the internet when I came across a gorgeous quote from the ever so wise Anne of Green Gables.
“Today is always fresh with no mistakes in it yet”
I love these words and on more than one occasion have used this outlook when stress, grief or everyday challenges threaten to overwhelm. Whether it be mistakes of our own doing, the mistake of others or situations beyond our control, it certainly helps to think of tomorrow as a clean slate.
I fondly remember reading these books and later watching the series on television. Anne’s imagination, her reference to ones “kindred spirit”, her gregarious nature and forthright honesty makes her one of my most favourite fictional characters. I decided to share some more pearls of wisdom with you here. Her passionate love of language and the written word, her creative outlook her loyalty and her wit and wisdom ensures we could all learn something from the very spirited Anne of Green Gables.
“I went looking for my dreams outside of myself and discovered, it’s not what the world holds for you, it’s what you bring to it.”
“I promise I’ll never do it again. That’s the one good thing about me. I never do the same wrong thing twice.”
“You say you like people to be frank, we’ll I’m going to be frank. It’s your own fault that nobody likes you. Katherine Brooke, you are nothing but prickles and stings! “
Anne: Don’t you ever imagine things differently from what they are?
Marilla Cuthbert: No
Anne: Oh Marilla, how much you miss
Mrs Cadbury: Tell me what you know about yourself?
Anne: Well it isn’t really worth telling Mrs Cadbury. But if you’d let me tell you what I imagine about myself you’d find it a lot more interesting.
Whilst often finding herself in catastrophes and “the depths of despair” there is something so refreshing about her outlook on life.
Who is one of your favourite fictional characters?