This week's quote comes from Wilder Rose: Rose Wilder Lane, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Their Little Houses, by Susan Witting Albert. It is a researched fictionalization of the story behind the writing of the Little House on the Prairie series.
"I had yet to recognize how one-sided my relationships with people had always been, how I had always invested more than I'd received in return, expected more than most people could give, or be, or do. I hadn't quite learned that lesson. John was to teach me. But that was to come."
What I love about this quote is that I've learned this about myself recently. I invest more than I should into relationships sometimes and rarely can anyone (or will anyone) do the same for me. And like Rose speaking above, I even had a relationship that taught me this about myself more recently. It was a crushing, but needed, experience. This quote is the essence of what I mean about finding My Life in Books.