Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Genuine Happiness

As it's Valentine's day and Florence Finds Book Club this month is Little Women here's a quote from L.M. Alcott. Mother March sensible and loving as ever on the question of Meg marrying John.

"I'm not ambitious for a splendid fortune, a fashionable position, or a great name for my girls. If rank and money come with love and virtue, also, I should accept them gratefully, and enjoy your good fortune; but I know, by experience, how much genuine happiness can be had in a plain little house, where the daily bread is earned, and some privations give sweetness to the few pleasures;" L.M Alcott Little Women


  1. What a wonderful quote.
    And thank you for sharing the link to Florence Finds. I'm enjoying reading the archives and I'm adding the link to my google reader right now.

  2. Ooooh what a perfectly beautiful quote ... full of such reality and hope - yet leaving space for an abundance of delight!


  3. Katie - Glad you like it.
    Anbolyn - Looking forward to seeing you over on Florence Finds. Glad you like it.
    Sarah - 'Abundance of delight' let's hope Spring is full of it.

  4. Great quote. I've been decorating my bookshelves at home this week and have just added another from Alcott: "she is too fond of books and it has turned her brain".

  5. Tonia - I like that quote too. I was given a notebook once with that written on it. How are your bookshelves looking now?


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