Winter months, at least for me, can be LONG.  Adding variety to the daily grind helped me pass those cold months while raising two children.  My one daughter loved winter outdoor activities like tobogganing, skating and making snowmen.  My youngest daughter, on the other hand, would wear her bathing suit in the house and peer out at us playing in the snow.  Talk about being opposite!

picnic in the basementTo mix it up and defy routine, we would plan a picnic in our basement in hopes of springtime.  The basement in our one rented house wasn’t the nicest (the girls said they were afraid of that yucky wallpaper and I don’t blame them).  What mattered was that this was our beach and we had it to ourselves. No ants and no birds.  Money was tight making it impossible to take them to a warm tropical island. So I brought the island to our basement!

Life is what we make it.  We can be Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh or Tigger.  Well, ok, maybe someone in between.  Life can either be a drag or it can be full of possibilities.  The three of us made possibilities!

Ecclesiastes 3:12, “I know the best thing we can do is to always enjoy life.”  Hum…. I wonder if King Solomon ever had a fun picnic?

With winter’s sub-zero temperatures and snow falling, the girls and I were found enjoying a picnic. The years have flown by and they are now adults. Tears still fill my eyes as I remember those precious memories during those cold wintry months.

ID-100169204OPEN YOUR TOOL BOX:  I see a picnic blanket

  • Make up a lunch and find a special spot to picnic
  • Plan something new and fun during the winter months
  • Take some time to evaluate if you are an Eeyore or Tigger or Someone in between.
  • What changes can you make positively in your family life


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