Today’s post is based off the ending quote in A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I’ve been thinking a lot about it lately. The quote is, “It is a far, far better thing that I do, that I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.” Sydney Carton said this before being executed. If you have not read the book, Sydney Carton switched places with a man named Charles Darnay, the husband of Lucie, who Carton was in love with. He did this so that Lucie and Darnay could be together, and Lucie would be happy. That brings me to my question for you. What would you do for someone you loved?
As stated earlier, Carton gave his life so the Lucie would be happy and that she could be with Charles. As I was writing this I got to thinking about what I would do. I definitely would put that person’s happiness before my own. I don’t think I’d go as far as being executed, who knows, but I’d definitely want that other person to be happy even if I am not. Don’t get me wrong I would definitely be happy that they were happy.
As I end this post, I encourage you all to think of what you would do for the person you love.
Disclaimer: I got this picture off of pinterest, it’s not mine!