Thoughtfulness in the Home
we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. 1
Make your home atmosphere fragrant with
Home is to be the center of the purest
and most elevated affection. Peace, harmony, affection, and happiness should be
perseveringly cherished every day, until these precious things abide in the
hearts of those who compose the family.
The reason there are so many hardhearted
men and women in our world is that true affection has been regarded as weakness
and has been discouraged and repressed. The better part of the nature of
persons of this class was perverted and dwarfed in childhood, and unless rays
of divine light can melt away their coldness and hardhearted selfishness, the happiness
of such is buried forever. If we would have tender hearts, such as Jesus had
when He was upon the earth, and sanctified sympathy, such as the angels have
for sinful mortals, we must cultivate the sympathies of childhood, which are
Commend your children whenever you can.
Make their lives as happy as possible. . . . Keep the soil of the heart mellow
by the manifestation of love and affection, thus preparing it for the seed of
truth. . . . The Lord gives the earth not only clouds and rain but the
beautiful, smiling sunshine, causing the seed to germinate and the blossoms to
An approving glance, a word of
encouragement or commendation, will be like sunshine in their hearts, often
making the whole day happy.
The happiness of husband and children
should be more sacred to every wife and mother than that of all others.
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