Saturday, November 19, 2011
Did you ever see that movie, The Dollmaker*, Starring Jane Fonda? It is the saddest, sweetest, most educational movie I have ever seen. It encourages you to be extremely thrifty, and a hardworking, loving Mother. I will never forget seeing Jane's character moving into an apartment that she didn't want to be in. Her husband made a decision she hated, but she left her little rented house in the country and moved into this little place. The very first thing she did was get on her knees and scrub the floors. She was going to make the best of things.
There are all kinds of homes - apartments, condos, mobile homes, and houses. Some are old and worn out. Some are generally dirtier and in need of repairs, while others are clean, and new. Whether we live in a state of almost poverty or with wealth, we have to make the most of what we have.
Through our attitude and plenty of hard work, we can make our homes look clean and pleasant. Add to that a loving, tender smile to brighten the hearts of our family and guests, and home will be a sweet and precious place.
* This movie (from 1984) is so valuable, I paid $40 for an old copy 8 years ago. It is currently selling for $23 - $89! I dearly wish it would be made available on DVD.
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