"The home should stand for rest, for peace, for comfort, health and inspiration, for the true spiritual development of each member of the family. There should be unity with a chance for each individual to express himself; a democracy in the best sense of the term." ~ Shelter and Clothing. (Helen Kinne & Anna Maria Cooley.)
Rest, peace and comfort. Is that what your house stands for? I guess mine does from an intellectual standpoint. However like most women I think I keep busy planning and doing tasks.
Of course there is always much to be done in every home. But this quote is a reminder to me to carve out some time for rest, some time to pursue peace, some time spent doing tiny things to fluff up my nest to increase its comfort and to spend time luxuriating in that comfort. As I acknowledge that I am a spiritual being in a physical body, time needs to be set aside too for my spiritual development and making space for that in my home and schedule is important too.