Quote of the Week // 40th Week

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This quote comes from L. M. Montgomery’s 1908 novel, Anne of Green Gables, one of the most beloved stories in English literature. The book has put Prince Edward Island on the map and has transformed it into a popular Canadian tourist destination. From the famous red cliffs to the rolling sand dunes to the flawless fields of green, P.E.I. is a picture-perfect backdrop for one of the world’s most treasured stories.

I’ve always thought of October, the transition into fall, as antagonizing. It arrives after the late lingering warmth of September, and rudely parks itself on my doorstep for thirty-one long days, making it unbearable to go outside without a jacket! As Stephanie Tanner so often said, “How rude!”

There’s something about October that changes a person. Each time it rolls around, I have to readjust to it. October brings crisp weather and withering trees, boldly reminding me that summer has slipped through my fingers and winter is assuredly looming in the distance (at least for the top half of the earth).

However, this quote from L.M.M. reminds me that October isn’t so bad after all. It’s actually quite enjoyable once you get to know it. October brings feelings that only that special month can bring. Nature seems to speak a different language, whispering ideas and inspiring thoughts, and encouraging me to visit new places, try new foods, and make new goals.

No matter what the weather, I should be thankful for any month I am given and enjoy the blessings that come with it. I will treasure October, try to make the most of it, and enjoy the many things it brings. Anne certainly would have been able to find the good things in it, so I can too. Together, let’s choose to say with Anne, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”


Do you like October?

Do you find that it arrives all too quickly?

Does October hold cold weather for you, or warm?


Megan Joy

16 thoughts on “Quote of the Week // 40th Week

  1. Ahh, yes, I love that quote. <33 It’s hot here in the sun, but cold in the shade. That’s what comes from living in the South, I guess! XD I’m really looking forward to wearing warm clothes when it (finally) gets cold enough.

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  2. Amen!! Oh, Miss Tanner haha!!!

    I was trying to remember who I read that didn’t enjoy the cold, I think that was you. 🙂

    On my Amazon Kindle app, I found a free version of Anne of Green Gables (but it also has like two other books, along with short stories) I’ve been planning to read it. I also started reading Emma, by Jane Austen.

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    1. There is something magical that sets October apart from the other months, isn’t there? 🙂 I just can’t pin-point it to one thing. I hope you enjoy your favorite season immensely! 🙂
      ~ Megan Joy


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