Right off the bat she, like others, expounds on the pluses of being fulfilled vocationally as the wife and helpmeet of a farmer. She goes on to describe how labor-saving devices, books, magazines, music, country amusements, refreshments, good food and many social advantages, etc. are available to those living in the country.
This wife doesn't gloss over the fact that her life is often burdensome. But, she says, "This can be helped by the spirit in which [work] is done and by putting some of the element of play into it. If some task is to be done, attempt it, believing it to be a recreation and notice the difference in our outlook." Isn't that a great way to look at many things we must do?I loved this thought as well: "Too often we forget that work is a blessing God has given us; that He meant each of us to be producers-not to be content with doing less than our share." Wow.. If this lady were around today, I might even suggest that she run for president!
Shooting Star-Block #78
Her thoughts on making the best of things agree with me too: "Life is what we make it and the busy person is always a happy one." Making the Shooting Star block certainly kept me busy, I'll say that! Even paper-piecing it took several hours and I was very happy to have it completed!In her experience, the hard work of the farm is well worth it, and she has lived such a happy life that she would not want to live anywhere else. I actually think that this lady would have been happy even if she lived on the moon, though. Seriously. Love it!