I love sharing thoughts with those people who think like I do. I find it an encouragement to be able to glean from others and then be able to use that to help in my own vocation at home.
Some of the other areas I find helpful in this area is little quotes from books about homemaking amd motherhood.
One of the one I love is by Jane Austen ~
"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort."
The thing I love about this quote is that she never married but continued to create a hom like atmophere while continuing to live at her parents' home, carrying out those activities normal for women of her age and social standing.
This one by Longfellow:
"Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest; Home-keeping hearts are happiest, For those that wander they know not where are full of trouble and full of care; To stay at home is best."
I also think this is such and encourageing quote from Longfellow. It describes how home is a place to desire to be and the fellowship that it's walls create within.
I love J.R. Miller. His book Homemaking is a delight to read with 'jems' the whole way through. Here is one of my favourites:
"She turns away from luxury and ease to the plainer home, the simpler life,
the humbler surroundings without a murmur"
I have no idea where this one comes from but it is so true:
“If we would have a true home, we must guard well our thoughts and actions. A single bitter word may disquiet the home for a whole day; but, like unexpected flowers which spring up along our path full of freshness, fragrance and beauty, so do kind words, gentle acts and sweet disposition make glad the home where peace and blessing dwell. No matter how humble the abode, if it be thus garnished with grace and sweetened by kindness and smiles, the heart will turn lovingly towards it from all the tumults of the world, and home, “be it ever so humble” will be the dearest spot under the sun.” ~
This one is from dear Gina's Blog.. I love going there for inspiration.
“. . . It is one job where you enjoy the results right along as you work.
You may work all day washing and ironing, but at night you have the delicious feeling of sunny clean sheets and airy pillows to lie on.
If you clean, you sit down at nightfall with the house shining and faintly smelling of wax, all yours to enjoy right then and there.
And if you cook — that creation you lift from the oven goes right to the table.”
~ Gladys Taber, Stillmeadow SeasonsI hope you all have a joyful and blessed weekend.
Blessingsto you and your homes,