Why Have Hobbies?

Very good reasons as hobbies are inportant to keep us busy!!

Aunt Beulah

In a recent Peanuts cartoon, when Lucy told Charlie Brown she was thinking of starting some new hobbies, Charlie said, โ€œThatโ€™s a good idea, Lucy. The people who get most out of life are those who really try to accomplish something.โ€

Looking appalled, Lucy replied: โ€œACCOMPLISH something? I thought we were just supposed to keep busy.โ€

In the past, I thought like Lucy. Viewing hobbies as busy work to fill my idle moments, I pursued decoupage, macramรฉ, origami, tatting, and yodeling. Each endeavor enjoyed the same success as my wish to be 5โ€™6โ€.Wreath

My search for a busy-work hobby peaked when I scoured fields and ponds for nuts, pinecones, grasses, and twigs, which I used to make Christmas wreaths. I gave these creations to loved ones, who exclaimed happily and hung them in their snug homes.

I had used liberal amounts of a smelly liquid adhesive to attach my foundโ€ฆ

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