Anne of Green Gables

12/15/2010

Anne of Green Gables

That redhead imaginative optimistic chatterbox orphan is so lovable! She has limitless energy and dream big! Thanks to Lucy Maud Montgomery for writing Anne of Green Gables — I enjoyed it a lot, 102 years after its publication!

Why hasn’t anyone mentioned about that book when I was young? She could have been one of my best friends aside from Nancy Drew and Perry Mason. But then it’s not yet too late now — “I solemnly swear to be faithful to my bosom friend, Anne Shirley, as long as the sun and moon shall endure”. There Anne, I can be one of your best friends aside from Katie Maurice from behind the bookshelf, Violetta your echo and Diana Barry!

Thank you Theresa for mentioning Anne and for this comment, “Whenever believers make the wrong choice it makes their hearts sick and feel terrible pain”. This is so very Anne, don’t you think so? And isn’t this fitting too this Christmas when we might blame the feast on the table for making our heart and stomach sick?

Thank you Anne! My kiddos are happy for me — for the smile on my lips and the excitement in my eyes when I tell them about you — Ann with an ‘e’! And they tried to answer one of your questions too, “Which would you rather be if you had the choice — divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good”?

Can you answer the question easily without worry that you could be making the wrong choice?

🙂

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10 Responses to “Anne of Green Gables”

  1. Debbie Says:

    Oh . . .of course I want to be angelically good! But, thought I’d chose something different, to stir things up! ha! How about divinely beautiful? Especially if it was divine and He could make my inside beautiful, something that would bless Him? I would like that! 🙂 Thank you for helping us think good thoughts like Anne today!

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Debbie how come I see that you are already divinely beautiful?

      Anne actually want to be pretty rather than clever despite Diana’s claim that being smart is better than being good-looking — Diana is good-looking.

      And me, I’m torn between divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever. Angelically good scares me. I thought I am good but I was hurt so what more if I’m angelically good? lol! But then maybe that’s just what I need — to be angelically good!
      🙂


  2. Rea, I’ve never read Anne of Green Gables. Perhaps I should! As for me, I know I should choose angelically good, but I fear I would lose sight of my need for Jesus, and then I would be lost again. So I choose dazzlingly clever. That ought to get me in so much hot water I would never forget He is my Savior. 😉 Peace, Linda

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Atty. Linda that’s so clever of you
      — how you defend your choice!
      Born to be in court 🙂

      And I thought I’m the only one
      who hasn’t read Anne
      — you’ll enjoy it too!
      🙂


  3. I would also ‘angelically good’, too. The idea of being dazzlingly clever does have an appeal, but it can never bring the happiness that comes from that which is good.

    Rea, you are so sweet. You have made my day. The timing was really something. It would so nice if I could be angelically good, but my thoughts so often go the wrong direction…then I catch myself. It makes me so thankful for God’s mercy.

    I hope you have a wonderful day!

  4. jmjbookblog Says:

    I would choose ‘angelically good’…something I have been striving for my whole life…sometimes I get very close and then sometimes it’s a reach. 🙂

  5. maggsworld Says:

    I have just placed a sculpture on my desk spelling out ‘DREAM” GOOD THEME, and one of the hugest lessons I took from Anne.


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