"'Have you ever imagined what it must feel like to be divinely beautiful?'
'Well now, no, I haven't,' confessed Matthew ingenuously.
'I have, often. Which would you rather be if you had the choice---
divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?'
'Well now, I---I don't know exactly.'
'Neither do I. I can never decide.
But it doesn't make much real difference for it isn't likely I'll ever be either.'"
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
I was reading Anne of Green Gables last night to Ellie and Kate.
As we read this excerpt I posed the question to my girls...
Which would you rather be:
They both answered without pause or reservation-
Ellie: dazzlingly clever
Kate: angelically good
I thought that it was interesting...they are both so different.
Isn't that an amazing aspect of human nature...our uniqueness!
I have loved and interacted with each of my daughters in a very similar way--
yet they have been their own people from the very beginning.
I also LOVE that they really chose...of the three options...who they already are.
Isn't that wonderful about children?
They aren't trying to be someone they aren't---
just exploring and growing...
just the way they were made...
exactly who they are---
dazzlingly clever & angelically good.