Home is a sacred place, not to be taken lightly. Whether you are clearing the clutter, re-decorating, or renovating- let the intention behind the design be from the heart. Create spaces for your family that will help them thrive. Home is comfortable, inspiring, and it’s where life happens. ~Joanna Gaines
When I first read those words, I thought “YES,” followed by, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
I have struggled on the inside, wrestling with my thoughts to find the right words to say; words that communicate exactly how I feel about home and why it matters.
I felt like I struck a chord when I stumbled upon the word ‘nurture’ as I described my breakfast room. But, I knew there was more to it, like ‘sacred’ and ‘thrive.’
acred – Connected to God or dedicated to a religious purpose.
At first, I thought this word was a little strong, maybe even misused, but after thinking about it, I agree. Our homes are a place set apart from the outside world for rest and renewal so that we can go back out into the world and share our gifts and talents.
That is indeed a religious work.
That means that homemakers (By the way, whether you work or stay home, have children or don’t, are married or single, you are a homemaker.) have a great responsibility; a high calling. We are creating spaces that nurture us and build us up and cause us to thrive.
thrive – synonyms: flourish, prosper, bloom, blossom, advance, succeed
That is what I want for you, to thrive…to succeed. That’s the purpose of this blog; to help you succeed in life, starting at home.
I just didn’t quite know how to express ‘why’ it matters, until now.
See you in class,