Sunday, July 26, 2009

Kindred Spirits!

Having and knowing kindred spirits on this earth is one of the most satisfying comforts I know. Kindred spirits can relate on many levels-creatively, socially, spiritually,or educationally. Numerous things bind us together,but to me, kindred spirit says it all.

Many years ago, I became a fan of Anne of Green Gables. Such a creative and visionary girl. Lots of opinions, bright and funny and very well spoken. She can't imagine living without a "scope for the imagination" . I love this girl.

There are many life lessons to be learned from her and a good bit of entertainment along the way!

A true kindred spirit, Marie, gave me this gift of love a few days ago, and I was so thrilled!

A vintage copy of Anne of Green Gables. Take a look at the dust cover! I really treasure this and told Marie that I was sure that she and I were kindred spirits.

Almost 20 years ago, another kindred spirit knew of my love for this book. She gave me a framed excerpt from the book to remind me of the beauty of ambitions. This tenderly helps me to persevere at times.

"Oh, it's delightful to have ambitions. I'm so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them...that's the best of it. Just as soon as you attain one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting..."For we pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having,they are not to be cheaply won, but exact their dues of work and self-denial, anxiety and discouragement." Anne of Green Gables

I truly relate to this quote, and I am glad that I have ambitions. And yes, they don't come without the dues of work and self-denial, anxiety and discouragement. I am grateful for this too.

My newest (and oldest copy!) of Anne of Green Gables will happily find a home in my office library. Perhaps some late night when I'm in need of a word of encouragement filled with entertainment, I'll take a moment to find a favorite passage.

Thank you, Marie. You are indeed, a kindred spirit.


Marie said...

I love Anne, and I always love it when someone knows what I'm talking about when I use the term "kindred spirits"!

michelle said...

What a darling friend! Kindred spirits are good to have indeed, and I have found some in the most unexpected places.

Charlotte said...

A kindred spirit, indeed! What a thoughtful gift! I love love love that book, and I especially love old ones. That's such a beautiful copy!

Denise said...

Reminds me of Vail. . . . Linda bought the complete three-movie DVD set of the "Anne" movies at Sam's Club while she was here and left it for us to enjoy!