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.’
sacred – 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.
I don’t believe you have to be religious or practice a certain faith to experience a sacred space. I believe it belongs to anyone who is tending to your home, and creating spaces that nurture, build up and cause you and your people 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.
I just love reading what you have to share~
Mrs. Hines says
Thank you so much, Julie. Blessings to you, too.
I just discovered your blog, and this entry really struck a chord with me. I’ve never considered myself a “homemaker” as a)I work outside the house, and b)am pretty messy and don’t take as much pride in my house as I should. As I get my home ready to sell, I am decluttering and fixing things up–and realizing that I should have done these things all along. Home is where my husband and I should find find sanctuary and happiness and where we can create a nurturing space for our one-year-old son. That’s ultimately what I want, and I need to continue to take steps to make my house that kind of home. Thank you for helping me to change my perspective.
Mrs. Hines says
Kate, thank you so much for taking time to share your story. I am so delighted to know that this post resonated with you. And, I’m so happy that you are taking steps to make your house a home for you and your family. You won’t regret it! Let me know if you have any questions or need help along the way and I’ll try to help if I can. Good luck with the move.
Val Gillis says
Hi Sharon, a.k.a.’Mrs. Hines’,
I’m very new to your web-site and, ALREADY, I love it!
You just strike the right chord with me…
Your ideas are plentiful, helpful and AMAZING!
Thank you for your dedication, Sharon.
A retired teacher- up here in Canada,
Val Gillis, a.k.a. ‘Mrs. Gillis’
Mrs. Hines says
Well, hello Val a.k.a. Mrs. Gills! I’m so delighted that you are enjoying the blog. I really appreciate you taking the time to write such an encouraging note. YOU rock! 😉