Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Basics of Home Life

Bedtime Story

What are the basics of home life?

1. Simple furniture.
2. Basic food, lovingly prepared and served.
3. Time spent reading to the Children in an unhurried fashion.
4. Clean and neat clothes for the family.
5. A Tidy, uncluttered Home (the ideal we must strive for). 
6. Laughter and conversation.
7. Love.
8. A Warm welcome for all who enter.

Thoughts from Benjamin Franklin to encourage you in your housekeeping:

"If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.

Let us, then, be up and doing, and doing to the purpose. Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all easy; and he that riseth late must not rest all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at the night, while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.

Work while it is called today; for you know not how much you may be hindered tomorrow.

One today is worth two tomorrows; and never leave till tomorrow what you can do today.

It is true there is much to be done, and perhaps you are weak handed; but stick to it steadily, and you will see great effects."

May you have a productive and joyous day at home!

Mrs. White

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Dawn said...

Thank you for this! Needed to hear it. Blessings!

Jennifer said...

I am just learning what a joy #3 can be. We are all enjoying more "read aloud" time.

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

It is when we fulfill the Lord's purpose for us as truly homemakers that we can be content. How often we choose not to be content in His will for us?

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post. So wonderful to have stumbled upon your blog. Thank you for these reminders. Blessings to you and your family.