How to Furnish a Home
As someone has said, “Thoughts are things,” and the atmosphere of every home depends on the kind of thoughts each member of that home is thinking.
We all know there is a spirit in every home, a sort of composite spirit composed of the thoughts and feelings of the members of the family as a composite photograph is formed of the features of different individuals. This spirit meets us at the door as we enter the home. Sometimes it is a friendly, hospitable spirit, and sometimes it is cold and forbidding.
….for a good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other temper.
written by Laura Engels Wilder, November 1917
Loved this quote. When I was looking for a house, I started out looking and learning about the layout and architecture, features I had to have, etc, but eventually I learned to listen for the feel of a house. I knew immediately upon walking in whether a house had been a rental by the cold, impersonal feel it had. I waited until I found a house where people had been happy. It felt warm, content, welcoming.
May all our homes be warm and welcoming and full of laughter for the coming year. Just keep smiling!