Anne with an “e”

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Anne of Green Gables is, by far, my most favorite movie of all time. I love Anne of Avonlea and The Continuing Story just as much! But there is something about watching Anne grow up on Prince Edward Island at Green Gables that absolutely makes me smile every time I think about it. Anne was a stubborn, fiery, passionate, redhead that wanted nothing more than to stay ahead of Gilbert Blythe in her school work. She loved a challenge and it didn’t matter how many times you told her something could not be done, she was determined to make a way. As I was remembering some of my favorite lines from this movie, it made me think of the many lessons we can learn from Anne with an “e.”

Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it. —This reminds that God’s mercies are new every morning and He will wipe our slate clean now matter how many times we ask. He’s a gracious God of second chances.

I thought nothing could be as bad as red hair. Green is ten times worse. – How true is this? Often times we focus so much on one little problem, making it more significant than what it should be rather than placing that problem in God’s hands. We turn a mole hill in to a mountain and then realize that had we trusted God in the first place, our problems wouldn’t seem as bad!

Anne: Don’t you ever imagine things differently from what they are?
Marilla: No.
Anne: Oh Marilla, how much you miss.   — One of my favorite things about Anne is her imagination. There are no limits to where she can go, who she can be, or what she will do.

Anne: Can’t you even imagine you’re in the depths of despair?
Marilla: No I cannot. To despair is to turn your back on God. —–This is speaks for itself.

Aunt Josephine: Make a little room in your plans for romance again, Anne, girl. All the degrees and scholarships in the world can’t make up for the lack of it. – I love this because it reminds me of something MY aunt Roxanne would have said to me. She would remind me of the importance of letting love in.

I know I chatter on far too much… but if you only knew how many things I want to say and don’t. Give me some credit.—-I threw this one in here because, well, it pretty much explains me to a T. I know I always have SOMETHING to say, a story to tell, but that’s part of who I am and I think God made me that way for a special reason. This is just a reminder to me that it’s okay to love who I am and not be ashamed of the sometimes very verbose person that God made me.

I think I would probably come to the conclusion that I’d like it for a while… but in the end, I’d still prefer the sound of the wind in the firs across the brook more than the tinkling of crystal.—Anne and I are basically the same person. I couldn’t say it better myself. I think we get wrapped up in “things” and forget to be thankful for the simplicity and the beauty of life, like the sound of nature.

True friends are always together in spirit. —I’ve got a few women in my life that will always, no matter what,  be my best friends. Jen and Ariana live in Texas. Jess is in South Carolina. Christin isn’t as far away, but we don’t get to see each other daily. My point is this: No matter how far away we are from each other, no matter how long we go without talking, these girls are always with me in spirit. They are the truest of friends and I love them!

Tomorrow is Saturday. I need to do about 15 hours of homework. And it’s looking like a perfect day to put Anne of Green Gables on, settle in, and attempt some of the dreaded work.

Good night, ya’ll. Love, Anne…..I mean, Rach!

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  1. I’ve not seen the Anne of Green Gables movie but I am a huge fan of the book! “Why must people kneel down to pray? If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell you what I’d do. I’d go out into a great big field all alone or into the deep, deep woods, and I’d look up into the sky – up – up –up – into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end to its blueness. And then I’d just feel a prayer.”

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