Monday, August 24, 2015

To Refuse Boredom

The world is so full of a number of things,
I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.

"Happy Thought", A Child's Garden of Verses, Robert Louis Stevenson


A lady possesses a sense of wonder and interest in the world around her, so that boredom is simply foreign to her.  So keen is her sense of awe and reverence for the marvels of creation that, to her way of thinking, boredom would be an insult to her intellect and to her Creator.  She does not need or expect to be entertained, but is capable of finding something interesting and useful to occupy her wherever she finds herself, even if it is nothing more than keenly observing her surroundings.  She has a teachable spirit, ready and eager to take up a subject matter of which she knows little, and can find in it some wonderful thing to benefit her ready mind.

"There is not a blade of grass that springs uninteresting to me."
Thomas Jefferson

Principle:  A lady is never bored.

Artwork: The Crab,William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1869

4 comments:

  1. My mother always told me 'bored people are boring' growing up and as a result I am never bored, quite the opposite.

    Your writing is so beautiful, quite lyrical and poetic. Lovely!

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    1. You were blessed with a wise mother! <3

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  2. Reading this post makes me picture Mrs. Edith Schaeffer with a smile on her face :)

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    1. What a lady! She has inspired us deeply.

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