Saturday, December 18, 2021

We All Want to Live in Peace at Home


Greetings from The Manse. I have taken a photo of the juniper/cedar here. There are other varieties throughout the world. These berries have a beautiful scent.

It is dreary and cold here but a great story could be written with this weather as a background. There is potential in everything. I wonder how many comedies, adventures, and personal experiences will be published as a result of hard times. 



Today I talked to you from this little tiny space. My subject was about dealing with the know-it-all people who contradict sharply, argue back, and insist on their own opinion in everything.
They should read Jane Austen's novels, and memorize Jane's statement, "Not everyone is the same," and give people some freedom.
 
Bossy people can take the sparkle out of a festivity and create lasting bad memories for others and yet,  it might be possible to have a little fun with the situation. These critics think themselves quite wise about everyone else's lives. Perhaps we should see their advice about how this world should be run, and get their focus on something higher and nobler. 

We can ask them how they learned to be so critical and so pushy.  Or,  we can suggest they write a book with all their strong opinions, so that they will not have to bother with correcting and ordering everyone about, which is quite an exhausting activity.

Of course, as we all advance in age, we need to be willing to increase our understanding and knowledge and be ready to help direct those God has given to us (descendants) in wise paths.  What I talk about in this video is something completely different than our duty to help our loved ones on the path of life. It is about those who want to order us about in our homes. Not everyone will have this problem, but it is an old, old, problem that is often cited in old books.

As we are entering into a social season, we may need a little help dealing with people who express their opinions so forcefully (often without good standards). I try to address some of it in this broadcast. Please enjoy getting something done around the house while you listen.


                 

9 comments:

Laura Jeanne said...

Thank you Lydia, for another great talk filled with excellent advice. I listened while I did some holiday baking - cherry almond blossoms and glazed maple shortbread. I think though, I may listen to this one again tomorrow, so I can be sure to be brushed up on my people skills as we enter the Christmas season when gatherings are more common. :)

Christal said...

Loved this podcast as usual, this is the coziest sweetest little room I love how you decorate. I always enjoy the books that you show. Have a lovely week ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™❤️❤️๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป

Unknown said...

I loved this blog post. My father in law, who was 93 at the time, was sitting and folding his underthings. His sister, known to be bossy and rude, was visiting for two weeks. She offered up her opinion regarding his folding skills..."You're not doing that right Cleo". In his unique and funny way, he replied, " Why Evie, thank you. I'm 93 years old and all these years I've been folding my underwear wrong".

Mrs Bain said...

A wonderful installment! I appreciate the tips on how to deal with difficult people. I love the Anne books. LM Montgomery wrote with wonderful insight into human nature.

Lynn said...

If I had the little room, I would make it my pantry. Food storage stacked to the roof...for the bad times that are coming...that I always hear that are ahead this winter.

Lynn said...

I know others who have taken whole rooms to store their food supplies.

Lydia said...

I’ve had others tell me it’s like a butlers pantry. It’s catty corner to the dining area so it would be good food supply room

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