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.”
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.
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Here’s to pleasant and happy thoughts,
“When a person has an abundance, his life does not result from the things he possesses.” ~ Luke 12:15