A compilations of A Return To Loveliness posts from A Delight Life.

Kindred Spirits

If you had to describe Anne Shirley in two words, many would agree that you
could easily describe this beautiful character as optimistic and imaginative.
Following are a few of the optimistic, imaginative quotes from 
L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables.

"Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?"

"Marilla, isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?"

“It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” 

“Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it.” 

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” 

“Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts.” 

“It has always seemed to me. ever since early childhood, amid all the commonplaces of life, i was very near to a kingdom of ideal beauty. Between it and me hung only a thin veil. I could never draw it quite aside, but sometimes a wind fluttered it and I caught a glimpse of the enchanting realms beyond-only a glimpse-but those glimpses have always made life worthwhile.” 

“All things great are wound up with all things little.” 

“God's in His heaven, all's right with the world', whispered Anne softly.” 

Creamy Cherry Coffee Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 egg
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups coarsely chopped fresh or frozen cherries
1 tbsp grated orange peel

Cream Cheese Layer
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cold butter

In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Whisk the egg,
orange juice, butter and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just
until blended. Fold in the cherries and orange peel. Pour into a 
greased 9-in. spring-form pan.

In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat
in egg and vanilla. Spread over batter. Combine flour and sugar;
cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. 
Sprinkle over top.

Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 70-75 minutes
or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes before 
removing sides of pan.

Thank you Sandi, Rose Chintz Cottage, for inspiring today's post.