It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Chapter 2, Page 7, Book 12



A house is a house - until love comes through the door, that is.  And love intuitively goes around sprinkling that special brand of angel dust that transforms a house into a ver special home for very special people:  your family

Money of course, can build a charming house, but only love can furnish it with a feeling of home

Duty can pack an adequate sack lunch, but love may decide to tuck a little love note inside

Money can provide a television set, but love controls it and caraes enough to say no and take the guff that comes with it.

Obligation sends the children to bed on time, but love tucks the covers in around their necks and passes out kisses and hugs, even to teenagers.

Obligation can cook a meal, but love embellishes the table with a potted ivy trailing around slender candles.

Duty writes many letters, but love tucks a joke or a picture or a fresh stick of gum inside

Compulsion keeps a sparkling house, But love and prayer stand a better chance of producing a happy family

Duty gets offended quickly if it isn't appreciated.  But love learns to laugh a lot and work for the sheer joy of doing it.

Obligation can pour a glass of milk, but quite often love will add a little chocolate.

Author Unknown

Most of us do somethings we are obligated to do, but the things we enjoy the most are the things we love to do.  More and more I'm trying do things I love to do and if they happen to be an obligation then it's double the fun.   Love does make all the difference.  Instead of moving, doing, and achieving for obligation's sake I have chosen to do it for loves sake.

Living the good life is about living in a loving way.

I hope you all have a TERRIFIC Tuesday !

'On Ya'-ma


Rose said...

I find most family obligations are done with love.

Have a wonderful day.

Ally Lifewithally said...

Such lovely sentiments ~ Love certainly turns a house into a Home ~ Ally x

jack69 said...

Ahhhhhh, love the thoughts of double fun.
Sherry likes the thought of LOVE adding the chocolate to the milk!!
Sweet entry!

grammy said...

I have said this before... but I will say it have such a good out look on life!
Double the fun... like Double Mint Gum (o:

JeanJournal said...

~~and the greatest of these is love~~Ma, I just had to read 1st Corinthians 13 ...after I read your thoughts today ~ Whoo! ~ I'm so glad 'You' are online. Another great writing! ~ Jean(Rome Georgia Girl living in Calhoun ... Bright SUNSHINE again 60's! ~


Love makes a house a home, for sure. Unfortunately today there are alot of people that tend to family out of obligation not love. Resenting every moment. It is sad but true. I wish they had you for inspiration. Take care.