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

Author Unknown

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Chapter 11, Page 20, Book 08

Once a reporter stood in front of a fire as it consumed a houseand then he turned to see the homeowners and their little sonwatching it burn. The reporter, fishing for a human interest angle,said to the boy, "Son, it looks like you don't have a home anymore."The little boy promptly answered, "Oh, yes, we have a home.We just don't have a house to put it in."
Barbara Johnson


There is a difference between a house and a home for sure. A home is a place where we can find rest. A home is a place where we can sit down and have our meals together. Here is something that is a great blessing. Meal time isn’t the same anymore for me. I eat while I watch TV or read a book ore even while I’m on the computer. Lack of having someone to share a meal with became a whole new thing for me when the ‘babe’s ‘ all left home.
The companionship of another person or persons is something to be thankful for. It’s great to be able to share the happenings of the day and little things that mean a lot to us. Except for my camping time this summer and a few family get togethers, I’ve had to learn a new way of life. Solitude is good for the soul but too much of it is not a good thing. I guess that is why I enjoy any precious time with my family that I do have.
Today I’m thankful for my family


It takes hands to build a house,

but only hearts can build a home.


‘On Ya’- ma

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that

at this moment, all you have is all you need.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

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Hollie said...

Beautiful entry! Have a great day!

Alice said...

Good morning, Pam. I love the story at the top. Yes, home is where the heart is. I live alone, too, but I have a lot of family close by and enough visitors (sometimes too many) to keep me occupied. With my daughter moved into town about 30 miles away it does seem odd at times. Enjoy the day:).....

suzypwr said...

There sure is a big difference between a house and a home :-)

Linda said...

Yes there sure is a difference between a house and a home. I miss my kids being at home and having them to talk to also, I am very thankful that I still have my husband there. Linda

Joan said...

Lovely entry Pam you are so right as always. It so nice to come in through the front door to your home its a magical feeling.Love Joan

Kathy said...

Makes me feel so thankful for what I have. Sometimes we forget how lucky we are. There is always someone less fortunate than ourselves. Beautiful entry.

Anonymous said...

Very true..No matter how big or small, love is what makes a place a home.
I love your new layout..

Jan said...

Yes there is a big difference between a house and a home 'home is where the heart is ' Jan xx

Sybil said...

What a lovely entry today Ma...although every day it is a great pleasure to visit you. I so agree with all you are saying. I am lucky to have my friend Mary next door and we have our meals together I make the food and she does the washing up !! good plan.. much love Sybil xx

Cindi said...

Nice entry! "collegeboy" is experincing, "There's no place like home"....have a great evening..

Joyce said...

Your words are so true. Lovely entry...hugs and love,

betty said...

as always a great thought provoking entry; I'm sure it is hard to be alone when you have been surrounded by loved ones in years past; so true how you said how precious the time is when you can spend it with your family; something to think about for all of us that still have kids at home or a spouse still alive; we need to make sure we don't take them for granted; like I said a great thought provoking entry


Bookncoffee said...

Yes, it's thankful Thursday....and soon to be Fun Friday.
Our meals are challenging here. I enjoy our eating together but Hubby erupts over the Teen's lack of eating what he cooks. He cooks "gourmet" style and she would love to have simple things like teens like. lol So I roll my eyes and swallow and hope the next meal is not so argumentative. He threatens to ground her and makes her eat one more bite. lol Gets real interesting some times. But I know I should be grateful.

Pat said...

Home is definitely where my heart
is. I worked many years to create
a warm, welcoming place but mine
scatter, also. But they can always
come back. I loved your entry, but
then I always do. Stay warm. Pat