Wednesday, February 8, 2012
We can live in a cozy apartment, a large mansion, or a charming mobile home. The people who live with us might be irritable, pleasant, young or old. Our neighbors (or relatives) might be intrusive, bossy, or constantly seeking the latest gossip about our lives. . . It really doesn't matter. . . Each circumstance is like a test to see how well we can thrive in our environment.
The best example to everyone is to live a quiet life, the way we were meant to live it, despite everyone else.
Simple daily tasks like preparing meals, doing chores, going on errands and attending church - are all the very basics of life.
But here is where the creativity can thrive. Here is where each of us has a style and a gift. Whether we garden, write, sew, knit, bake, or are hospitable, we can serve those around us with a cheerful demeanor.
To smile as we work, to have a heart for home, and a love for others is what matters. No matter where home is. . ..or who you must deal with. . .. we can learn to avoid dwelling on the difficult. We can overcome all the pain by taking little steps, or actions, to do our daily tasks cheerfully.
And when those tough moments come, just remember this - don't let it spoil your day. We will not cave, or give-in to trials. We can still be strong and cheerful.
Home is one of the sweetest words of all. Perhaps the words on your door may say, "Welcome to MY home." Because there should be a sense of pride for *my* home, no matter the meagerness or humbleness you may find inside.
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