Tuesday, May 05, 2009

A True Home

"A roof to keep out the rain. Four walls to keep out the wind. Floors to keep out the cold. Yes, but home is more than that. It is the laugh of a baby, the song of a mother, the strength of a father. Warmth of loving hearts, light from happy eyes, kindness, loyalty, comradeship. Home is first school...for the young ones where they learn what is right, what is good, and what is kind. Where they go for comfort when they are hurt or sick. Where joy is shared and sorrow eased. Where fathers and mothers are respected and loved. Where children are wanted. Where the simplest food is good enough for kings because it is earned. Where money is not so important as loving-kindness. Where even the teakettle sings from happiness. That is home."

by Ernestine Schumann-Heink

13 comments:

  1. Very sweet thoughts, LaTeaDah. Happy Tuesday!

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  2. I'll be right over for a cuppa tea. I think I could use one just about now. May I select my own cup? If so, I'll choose the lovely teal one with roses hanging from the top shelf.

    You have the most lovely photos!

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  3. What a great quote and lovely photo.

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  4. Lovely thoughts. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life we sometimes need reminding of these words.Thankyou.

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  5. There is something very calming about this post. Very nice!
    Valerie

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  6. You are all invited for a cup of tea. Yes, you may choose your favorite teacup. Each has a story to tell --- gifts and keepsakes representing people and memories. Cream and sugar?

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  7. A very sweet sentiment!

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  8. What a lovely quote and picture. We need to be reminded of the simple things than make a house a home.

    Oh, how I'd love to have tea with you LaDonna! :o)

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  9. I love this!
    "Lovingkindness" is my favorite word in the whole world.
    We need more of it in the world and it has to start in the home.
    Bless you for the reminder.
    Danette

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  10. I love quotes and this is a very good one!

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  11. Oh I love this and sooo true. I love the photo too !!! Clarice

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  12. The quote really sums up what "home" means. The photo of the cups is very enticing...I'd love to see them close up!

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  13. Carrie, I'll post some close-up teacup pictures for you soon. I'm glad you liked the picture.

    LaTeaDah

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