Posts Tagged ‘homes’

July 20 Daily Quote

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

A home without books is a body without soul.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Everybody’s soul is little bit different just as everyone’s home is a little different.  In our home mystery and love of children’s literature abound.  Dr. Seuss rhymes here.  Imagination soars with each new book that has been read.

Other homes have a different kind of soul.  There are the homes where the thirst to learn new things is evident in the reading material on the shelves.  There are homes where the love of nature is found.  And there are homes where depravity lives.  It can be seen in the reading material on the coffee tables and under the beds.  What kind of a soul do you want your home to have? Don’t be fooled into thinking that what you put into your mind is just a form of relaxation.  It is also an expression of the soul of your home.

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  • May 31 Quote of the Day

    Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

    The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store.
    Kin Hubbard

     

    To own a home is the American dream. It just happens to be a dream that takes time and effort to keep up. It works that way with a lot of things. Marriages, parenthood, careers.  Anything worthwhile requires a little upkeep.

    If it had value to you at some point, don’t just throw it in the trash heap when something in it breaks. Pull out the hammer, nails, duct tape – whatever you need – and fix it.  If those tools look a lot like giving up your free time, spending money on something you think is frivolous, or even counselors, pull them out and use them.  There are a lot of things that just can’t be replaced.

     

    Life Will Begin Shortly

    Monday, January 2nd, 2012

    The year 2012 has begun. For just a moment, let me challenge you to suspend reality temporarily and pretend that you are standing on a threshold. On this threshold is a guide who is explaining to you that life will begin shortly. Your life will begin at the age you are now. This guide offers you 10 minutes to make a list of anything that is currently in your life that you would like to take with you to start your new life. Anything left off the list will be left behind. Everything on the list will come with you. What will you put on your list?

    Will your spouse and children come with you? Or will you choose to restart that part of your life again? What about your siblings? Will you leave them behind? Or your friends? Take a moment when deciding who, if anyone, should be left behind. Will you gain anything by leaving them behind? What might you lose without them?

    What about the home you live in? Will you leave it off the list and take your chances on the home you will be placed in? Assuming, of course, that you will not find yourself homeless in this life you are about to start. What about the furnishings in this house? Will you dump any or all of it and take your chances on what is on the other side of the threshold? What about your vehicles? Can you leave those behind and hope you have your dream car on the other side? Just in case no car is provided, will public transit be okay with you? What about your career? Do you like your job or would you take your chances on having a better one? What about your hobbies? Are there habits that you would like to leave behind like smoking? Are there some activities that you do on a regular basis that you would just as soon leave behind?

    What is in your life worth keeping?

    May I suggest that if you have included almost everything you currently have on your list to take with you when you step over the threshold, then you have been truly blest. It is time to give thanks to anyone and everyone who has made your life what it is today. For those of you who have not been so blest, be grateful that life is a work in progress. Look at the things you have been willing to leave behind and ask yourself what you would like instead. Draw yourself a picture of what you want your life to be and make it your goal in 2012 to make your actual life look just like that picture.

    Happy New Year!