Monday, March 16, 2009

Soul Food

As women and keepers-at-home, the home is and always will be chiefly a woman's realm. It is our place to shine as brightly as the noon-day sun. Our job is not for the faint of heart. To keep our home running smoothly takes diligence, perseverance, creativity, and self-discipline.

Though times are tough {and may get tougher still}, I feel it is best to bring back the importance of the home circle, make our homes the happiest little places on this earth, and create a beautiful life for ourselves and our families.

This way of living is our soul food.

Beauty is created by paying attention to the domestic details through sight, scent, touch, hearing, and even thoughts. Beauty is lovely but it is also practical for it feeds our souls. It is uplifting and provides hope that tomorrow will be a better and brighter day.

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~John Muir

In today's world we are hungry for connection and community. We all want to know someone cares, that what we do matters, and that our lives count for something. What better place to achieve our ideals than in living our daily lives with beauty and grace?

The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all. ~Leo Rosten

Why not be a light in this dark, troubled world by reaching out to those in need physically, mentally, and emotionally? Smile at those you meet whether friend, stranger, or foe. Lend a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, a helping hand. Be an inspiration in your little corner of the world. You can make a difference!

I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives. ~Tracy Chapman

1 comment:

Raggedy Girl said...

Lovely post, as always. I too love my home and love to play in it and find touches to make it a real place of comfort.

Happy Monday ❤❤❤
from Roberta Anne