Friday, December 27, 2019

Becoming Excellent at Home, Being Positive With People







10 comments:

Tracy Kim said...


You are my favorite YouTuber.
My ten year old saw me flipping through YouTube,and she asked
"Mom are you looking for Mrs Lydia"
I told her Yes and she waited to see your teacup.
I have never owned a teacup but after listening to you .
My daughter and I both have teacups from HomeGoods now and we enjoy tea together in the afternoons.That has been some of the sweetest moments and I think they wouldn't have happened without you .
You are wonderful !
Thank you for opening my eyes in so many ways .My life is better, looks brighter and feels happier after focusing on the small things ....
A good book ,a beautiful tea cup ,a beautiful bouquet and tidy room ,a new painting ect.
A neighbor stopped by in to return something last week , because you have mentioned the beauty/importantance of opening your home to hosting/fellowshipping.
I invited her to come in for tea.
I thought that I would have to have a sophisticated/proper tea setting but you have taught me different.
I now think, that If I'm put together and my home is put together and I have a beautiful teacup to offer then it's a perfect opportunity to connect.
God is so good to bring you to YouTube for me to learn from .
I thank him for you and your teachings !

Lydia said...

High praise indeed! The advantage is yours and your guests when you have a few teacups and a presentable space. Your daughter will grow up loving her home!

Gigi said...

Yes, indeed, I absolutely love your videos - and I consider you like a virtual mother to me! I appreciate all your cheery talks - and of course, your shared love of tea and 'pretty living.'

Gigi said...

p.S. The bit about people slowing you down while you are homeschool... yes. I agree. I have taken my phone and turned off the ringer so I am not distracted and try to avoid "drop in" visits during school hours. It's quite impossible to teach a group of young children when someone knocks at the door and wants to just 'pop in' - even for 1/2 an hour. So hard to get things back to normal and before you know it, a whole morning is missed.

Feminine Belle said...

Had your talk on for a good part of the morning and then took it on the road.

It was nice having encouraging thoughts each time I climbed into my car and headed to the next store.

Finished your talk making a bundt cake for the New Year. ;-)

Catrina Dugué said...

I love, love, love these videos! Thank you :)

Hartslove said...

Hi Mrs. Sherman. I am a regular listener. Today I listened for 53 minutes. You kept me company while I broke down nine cardboard boxes for recycling, and I lugged the vacuum cleaner out of the closet, emptied it of debris, and placed it in the room that I intend to vacuum within the next day. Good day, Alexine

Willow said...

Thank you for all your wonderful tips on how to keep negativity out of the home - it's amazing how people's comments can have such an adverse effect on how we feel. Over the years I have had several very negative, hurtful comments about being a homemaker and not having a 'career', which have dented my confidence somewhat. After listening to many of your talks I now feel much better about looking after my home and raising my children. I will be 57 this year and I now look back and feel very content that I have been a stay-at-home mum and homemaker. As I listened today I sorted out all my seed packets, ready for spring and did a load of washing, after having guests for the holidays!

Laura Jeanne said...

Today I listened to this talk while I made a chocolate birthday cake for my son, who turns 15 today. :)

Lydia said...

Happy new year, Lydia. I hope this finds you well. I was unable to post a comment to your blog on your December 27 video, but you are welcome to add it for me with my first name if you’d like:

When you talked about the kitchen sign that used to hang in many homes, expressing gratitude for doing the dishes because it meant God provided food to eat, I smiled and thought of the many times I’ve been grateful for the many dishes to wash because it meant God provided family to share a meal with, or perhaps good company.

Thank you for your videos. My humble opinion would be to please keep them to an hour - if I’m unable to finish it all at once, I pick up the next time I’m folding laundry or washing those dishes I’m thankful for 😉.

God bless you in 2020,
Jessica