Jane Austen wrote, in Pride and Prejudice, “we don’t suffer by accident.” We aren’t in control… and as in control of your life as you may feel sometimes, the exact opposite may be true… As little girls (and I’m sure little boys too), we imagine what our lives will look like when we are all grown … Don’t stop here – read more!
A mother would have been always present. A mother would have been a constant friend; her influence would have been beyond all other.” – Northanger Abbey. This is my mom. Isn’t she beautiful? A candid moment captured at my wedding. She has her granddaughter in her arms and her own mother looking across the table … Don’t stop here – read more!
“Pictures of perfection make me sick and wicked.” – Jane Austen through personal correspondence …This post was meant to be about allowing ourselves to fail, and how important that is – how there is reason in our failures – as much or more than in our successes. Thomas Edison “failed” creating the light bulb 10 … Don’t stop here – read more!
To wish was to hope and to hope was to expect. – Sense and Sensibility This is one thing I am most guilty of – having expectations. It’s easily done, unconsciously done, but boy is it dangerous. Expectations unknowingly creep up on you where you don’t even realize you have them until you are disappointed … Don’t stop here – read more!
It is well to have as many holds upon happiness as possible. – Northanger Abbey We all know the world is an awful place. It doesn’t take much to tell us this. Just turn on the TV. Flip through the channels a couple of times. It’s everywhere. Ugly. Sad. Lonely. Scary. I asked Hailey the … Don’t stop here – read more!
” One cannot have too large a party.” – Emma We are blessed to have a big and beautiful family. Because of this, on any given month of the year, someone in it is celebrating a birthday. My kids know this, as they often get me to recite for them the list of who’s is … Don’t stop here – read more!
“But people themselves alter so much, that there is something new to be observed in them for ever.” – Pride and Prejudice When you’re a child, you dream of the day you will grow up and become an adult. In adulthood you long for the days when you were a child. It’s amazing how difficult it … Don’t stop here – read more!
If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. – Emma Another quote from her novel, “Emma”. This time – these words belong to Mr. Knightley, as he is finally declaring his love for Emma. I know this is true for me. When I feel passionately about something or someone, … Don’t stop here – read more!
This week, I give you this quote from the meticulous Jane Austen: There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better; we find … Don’t stop here – read more!