It is Your Responsibility To Share The Old Ways With The Next Generation!!
I feel very personal about this topic. I feel it is our responsibility as women to share our knowledge and the centuries of the knowledge of the wise women that have come before us.
Many of the old ways are being lost because we no longer share with the next generation.
Each of us have gifts inside of us that we can share.
Before you think no you don’t – wait and consider – Did you wake this morning? Did you change your clothes from night clothes to day clothes? If you have children – did you wake them? Get their clothes changed?
By doing those simple actions you followed complex steps that took forethought and preparedness – you needed to plan a time to wake – either by clock or your own body. You had to choose clothing to switch into – know the weather so as to be warm enough. You had to communicate with other people and convince them to do as you wished – not stay in bed all day or better yet – go to school or out to do chores naked. Anyone one who has had to convince a sleepy warm child or spouse – to get out of their warm bed to go do the morning milking and chores in winter knows the first step is to get you to get out of your warm bed and roust them. I do it with bribes of hot cocoa, hot coffee and hot food – when they come in – it works for me too.
We can teach by example. We can teach a craft – needlework, cooking, gardening, the list is endless. We can talk to them and share experiences – history didn’t begin with written words – it begain with the passes on of stories and information.
Don’t Let the history of all who have come before us fade away as if it means nothing!
Share the older ways, stories, crafts and skills with the next generation!