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Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Very Best Home Furnishing

Earlier this week I was doing a bit of research for a historical presentation that I will be giving later this month. I was studying the book “Little House in the Ozarks”. It is a compilation of many columns Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote for the Missouri Realist. I found myself hovering over page 37. I read and reread the following:

“Let’s be cheerful! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant and happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture and the furniture comfortable and beautiful.”

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I then examined myself.

I squirmed in my seat a little.

Had a sour mood of mine stole the brightness of the day from the people I loved most in the world?

Once again I was reminded that happiness in a home does not come from material things.

It comes from the love shared amongst the people who inhabit it.

In wishing you cheerful brightness I invite you to enter my giveaway HERE.

Here’s to pleasant and happy thoughts,

Laura

“When a person has an abundance, his life does not result from the things he possesses.” ~ Luke 12:15

10 comments :

Mildred said...

Good Sunday Morning, Laura. A very good reminder for us this morning. I love the photo you created with this quote.

God bless your day and a very happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!

Mrs. Kelley Dibble said...

Mmmm. It's like medicine.

*hugs*
Kelley~

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Perfect reminder for all of us.

happywonderer.com said...

Good word...

Dianna said...

I thank you, Laura, for this gentle reminder. I was squirming in my seat right along with you. I just finished reading Saving Graces by Laura Ingalls Wilder and now I am looking forward to going back to the pages I've marked because there is always something to be gleaned from her words...always.

Simply LKJ said...

Thank you for sharing this. A good reminder to us all.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a lovely way to view our homes - and the power we hold to make it truly beautiful and pleasant; which has absolutly nothing to do with material goods.

Love this. Going over to check our your giveaway, please come by and do the same with my giveaway, too.

Do you like pretty teacups??? ♥♥♥

Botanic Bleu said...

Laura,
What a wise woman Laura Ingalls was. I love her quote.

Judith

handmade by amalia said...

This is a lovely quote, Laura, and a subject on which I'm sure that we can all improve.
Amalia
xo

Jeanie said...

These are wise words indeed and a good reminder for us all to remember, every single day.