Thursday Thriller: What is Home?


What is Home?

A roof to keep out the rain. Four walls to keep out the wind.

Floors to keep out the cold.

Yes, but home is more than that.

 It is the laugh of a baby, the song of a mother, the strength of a father.

Warmth of living hearts, light
from happy eyes, kindness, loyalty, comradeship.

Home is first school and first church for young ones,

where they learn what is right, what is good and what is kind.

Where they go for comfort when they are hurt or sick.

Where joy is shared and sorrow eased.

Where fathers and mothers are respected and loved.

Where children are wanted.

Where the simplest food is good enough for kings because it is earned.

Where money is not so important as loving-kindness.

Where even the teakettle sings from happiness.

That is home.

God bless it.

Ernestine Schumann-Heink

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Wednesday Wisdom…


Rely on your own strength of body and soul.  Take for your star self-reliance, faith,

honesty & industry.  Don’t take too much advice – keep at the helm and steer your own

ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. 

 Fire above the mark you intend to hit.  Energy, invincible determination with the right

 motive, are the levers that move the world.

~ Noah Porter

Quote of the day


When I walk around whether it be in the mall, grocery shopping, at the gym or where ever my day may take me, it seems when I look around I can see confusion & concern on the faces that move toward me.  What could these wonderful people be thinking about? Family, friends, financial or maybe their own personal dreams and growth?

Many of us do not take the time to invest in ourselves, but rather continue to put everyone in front of our own needs.  With the New Year coming quickly at us, why not make a committment to ourselves to take time for YOURSELF? When THE SPIRITS TO MOVE come across your own being and you take 5 minutes to possibly 1 hour whether it be a day or a week, this could change your whole world, outlook and put a smile on your face!

Now is the time to invest in you! For your health, happiness & DREAMS!

Here is a great quote that always makes me look at what I can do.  Not only for myself, but others around me and some I may not even know.

Everyday begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.  Harriet Tubman