This day’s done and there’s a new one coming tomorrow, with no mistakes in it yet

sunset

“You take things too much to heart, Anne. We all make mistakes… but people forget them…”

“I can’t help it. I want everybody to love me and it hurts me so when anybody doesn’t. And Anthony never will now. Oh, I just made an idiot of myself to-day, Marilla. I’ll tell you the whole story.”

Marilla listened to the whole story, and if she smiled at certain parts of it Anne never knew. When the tale was ended she said briskly, “Well, never mind. This day’s done and there’s a new one coming tomorrow, with no mistakes in it yet, as you used to say yourself. Just come downstairs and have your supper. You’ll see if a good cup of tea and those plum puffs I made to-day won’t hearten you up.”

“Plum puffs won’t minister to a mind diseased,” said Anne disconsolately; but Manilla thought it a good sign that she had recovered sufficiently to adapt a quotation.

by Lucy Maud Montgomery (Nov. 30, 1874 – Apr. 24, 1942)
from Anne of Avonlea
Chapter XII: A Jonah Day

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