Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I am thankful for this day bringing us two more genius writers that also happen to be my favorites: Mark Twain and LM Montgomery. Isn't it amazing? 5 of my favorite writers born in 2 days! If only Salinger had been premature:) I just found out today that Mark Twain wrote an autobiography that he wouldn't be allowed to be published for 100 years (must be some scandalous things in there!) anyway, he died in 1910, so the first volume came out this year! I must read it. I am presently reading the journals of LM Montgomery and they are a joy to me indeed, I highly recommend them. She holds nothing back (much like her Anne with an e) and I find comfort in her ups and downs and her difficulties and triumphs in writing. I've felt so inspired these last 2 days that I've written 22 pages...hooray the dreaded writer's block has been beaten!


  1. "There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life that he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure".--Mark Twain. I love Mark Twain. He had an incredible imagination and was one wise man. I love looking up his quotes.

  2. Mark Twain's quotes are THE BEST! Such wit and then a dose of heart when you least expect it. Just awesome.

  3. I love his humor. It transcends time and never fails to make me laugh. He is on my list of people I wish I could have met.

  4. I like the thought of those powerful writers teaming up from beyond the grave to help you slay the wicked writers' block beast. Huzzah!

  5. I'm so glad you're still enjoying L.M.'s journal entries. They brought me so much joy and inspiration, I may go back and re-read them. She was a kindred spirit, indeed.