Saturday, June 18, 2016

"the source of life-long peace, happiness, and strength"

"My child, the troubles and temptations of your life are beginning, and may be many; but you can overcome and outlive them all, if you learn to feel the strength and tenderness of your Heavenly Father as you do that of your earthly one. The more you love and trust Him, the nearer you will feel to Him, and the less you will depend on human power and wisdom. His love and care never tire or change, can never be taken from you, but may become the source of life-long peace, happiness, and strength. Believe this heartily and go to God will all your little cares, and hopes, and sins, and sorrows, as freely and confidingly as you come to your mother."

                                                     -  (Marmee to Jo) Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott


  1. ♥ 'One of my very favorite books, as I've likely mentioned. I'm glad you're rereading this one. I have a book of her journal entries here too. She was a much more complex--and I would say melancholy--person than one would expect based on just Little Women. I recognize a lot of myself in her journals. Her collected letters is on my to-read list too, and I never remember to check it out. Anyway, happy reading. There's a line from the ball scene that makes me laugh out loud. 'Love this book. ♥