Today is a perfect day for a picnic—no humidity, a gentle breeze blowing, temperature in the high seventies. It’s been a long time since we had such a beautiful day. I just had to go on a picnic. While making a roast for a later meal, I also prepared picnic food.  The other sisters in my house barely noticed, and I was able to pack the coolers and get them into the trunk. When I called the Sisters to lunch, they saw empty plates and insect repellent. I responded to their questioning looks: “We’re going on a picnic! Get into the car.” My hope is that this little excursion from the ordinary will become a delightful memory and something to be passed on. May I suggest you create a surprise today—a little “shock of happiness”—whether rain or shine.

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