More Refrigerator WisdomJune 23, 2010
Another clipping I found buried in the clutter on the front of my old refrigerator…
A house is a house until love comes through the door, that is. And love intuitively goes around sprinkling that special brand of angel dust that transforms a house into a very special home for very special people… your family.
Money, of course, can build a charming house, but only love can furnish it with a feeling of home.
Duty can pack an adequate sack lunch, but love may decide to enclose a little love note inside.
Money can provide a television set, but love controls it and cares enough to say “no” and take the guff that comes with it.
Obligation sends the children to bed on time, but love tucks the corners in around their necks and passes out kisses and hugs (even to teenagers!).
Obligation can cook a meal, but love embellishes the table with a potted ivy trailing around slender candles.
Duty writes many letters, but love adds a joke or a picture or a fresh stick of gum inside.
Compulsion keeps a sparkling house, but love and prayer styand a better chance of producing a happy family.
Duty gets offended quickly if it isn’t appreciated, but love learns to laugh a lot and to work for the sheer joy of doing it.
Obligation can pour a glass of milk, but quite often, love adds a little chocolate.