I think life is like a picnic. You prepare the basket, pick up the blanket and head out the door, only to find it raining. If the day is sunny, you may find your meal interrupted by a parade of ants. Maybe the weather is clear and your picnic is a success. Just like the day to day process of living.
If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves a farmer’s crop, who are we to say it shouldn’t rain? ~Tom Barrett
I am a wife, a mother, and a Christian. I am not perfect. I live life by trying, stumbling, and rebuilding. I’m not afraid of failure. Thus, I love to try new things. I experiment in the kitchen, make my own clothing patterns, and have tried every craft under the sun. Sometimes, all I have to show for it is a hungry family and a tangled bobbin. But I just start again.
It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish. ~J.R.R. Tolkein “The Lord of the Rings”
When I was first deciding on a username for my original blog, I was trying to think of something that would fit with a picnic theme. Ants are known to hang out at picnics a lot. Queenant doesn’t quite roll off the tongue like Headant. I actually think ants are fascinating, the way they work together. I just don’t like when they bite me!
Turn on the prudent ant thy heedful eyes. Observe her labors, sluggard, and be wise. ~ Samuel Johnson
Like a picnic, life is never perfect. We occasionally have our share of ants and stormy days. But we also have situations that make our day special. I will be writing about those days, as well as the mishaps that may befall us. Life lessons are important. It’s time to get out the picnic basket!