Home is Sactuary
|Written by: Colleen Langenfeld |
Submitted On: 10/29/2003
|Used with permission. All rights reserved.
Is your home a sanctuary? A genuine port-in-the-storm kind
of place? Or does your home drain rather than re-charge you?
Make your home the inviting oasis you want it to be.
Just remember these few easy steps:
Things don't need to be perfect, but they do need to be
fairly orderly. Chaos does not promote peace!
Now, I'm not talking about HOUSE BEAUTIFUL here, although
that's great if that's the way you like it. There's a reason home
decor is so popular; we feel and perform better when we
feather our nests! Beauty and comfort are the keys, so pay
particular attention to color and clutter.
You need to be able to find what you're looking for when
you need it. Enough said.
Hospitality is simply the art of making others feel at home.
Comfortable furnishings, soothing sights, sounds and
scents go a long way towards cultivating a relaxing
atmosphere in your own little corner of the world.
Let's get real: when people are constantly bickering, there
is no peace and no sanctuary. Adults and children need
a safe space where they can be accepted, appreciated,
and encouraged to grow.
Use this short list to test your household's appeal. Discover
the power of intentionally and creatively designing a home
life that can empower the members of your family to give
of their best each day and enjoy the rewards of rejuvenating
together each evening.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
--Colleen Langenfeld provides deals, tips and creative
resources to working moms who want the most out of
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