"I had a very pleasant evening, however, though you will probably find out that there was no particular reason for it; but I do not think it worth while to wait for enjoyment until there is some real opportunity for it."
I was in the mood to post an uplifting quote from Jane this week, and when I read this, I knew I had found it. I needed this - I needed to be reminded to enjoy life just for the sake of it - and never to lose that joy. It's so easy to be ground down by life (er, and exams), and I'm so grateful for Jane's reminder, in the form of this beautiful quote. What a wonderful, wise woman. She found joy in herself - she didn't wait until the circumstances dictated joy. She's gorgeous.
Pic: Jane Austen from: Advanced Embroidery