Sunday, April 05, 2015

Too Cold For a Picnic

 There is no need to be overly dismayed in times when it may not be possible to go places and do interesting things, because much of it can be recreated at home or in your own back yard.   I do think it is important to get away regularly and have vacations, but you can make your own events at home, perhaps in your own living room. Many of us had mothers who cleverly created indoor picnics for us, and as humble as they were, they are the source of good memories.

It has been too cold in many parts of the country for a picnic but it can be created for your loved ones right where you live or wherever you are. 

(Credit: Pinterest)

These days it isn't always necessary to do everything yourself. Picnic services are becoming quite the thing. In some places it is possible to order a fancy picnics of all sizes and themes, complete with interesting hampers.  This sort of thing would make a perfect gift for a homemaker, providing a meal and a time of rest.  You could also make a picnic to take to someone you know would appreciate it, complete with something nice to read.
A subject I have been asked about lately has been: What is a lady?  There has been a great misunderstanding of this word. Today, and in the past, the word "lady" defined the way a woman behaved herself. It has nothing to do with having a title and nothing to do with wealth or status, importance. Today, a  lady is someone who does not participate in vices such as smoking, drinking, swearing, or speaking in a vulgar, off-color way. A lady is modest in her dress (yet not dowdy, drab, or dressed in things unbecoming) well-groomed and respectful. A lady is not a false accuser or a tale-bearer. A lady is not jealous or resentful.  A lady learns the skill of hospitality. If a woman simply acquired the attributes  in 1st Corinthians 13, commonly called "the love chapter," she would become a real lady.

The sermon on the resurrection was very good, today, emphasizing the keeping of the sacrifice of Christ in our lives daily:    Rom 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.


Tricia said...

Dear Lady Lydia,
Your blog was again such a blessing to me. My dear husband lost his job of nearly 25 years on Friday. Do have any advice or tips for going through this? I am a stay at home, homeschooling mom and both my husband and I wish for me to continue to do this. Thank you in advance!

Mrs. Christopher Daniels said...

Hi Lady Lydia,

that is a lovely picture of a picnic box! Thanks for the inspiration. God bless,

living from glory to glory said...

Dear Lydia, You have written a perfect example of what a Lady truly should look and sound like!
And we do need to take pleasure in the simple things when we cannot do the bigger trips.
This post brought a smile to my face! Thank you!
Always, Roxy