“Go out more, keep cheerful as well as busy,
for you are the sunshine-maker of the family,
and if you get dismal there is no fair weather.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
Dear keeper at home,
you are the sunshine-maker of the family.
You see the weather forecast of the day and you brighten it as best as you can.
Like a group of candles burning together makes a peaceful glow, so does the light that you spread in your home in all your nurturing ways.
You see a "storm" coming...
It is a troubled face... and as it walks through the door, you are the first to offer a kiss, an embrace, an ear, a shoulder and an encouraging word.
You see a "weather-beaten" man (your husband ☺️)...
You know he has had a rough, long day... you make an extra special supper. In the winter you would add another log to the fire. In the summer, you might turn down the air-conditioner one more degree to offer him refreshment from the exhausting heat.
You see your child is going through some "windy" days...
You bake something special to cheer the family... You are there waiting to listen to their story.
You manage the house so that all have clean towels, tidy rooms and tasty meals.
But most of all, you are managing the ambiance in the life of the home.
You are the sunshine-maker bringing brightness to the dark days.
"But the path of the just is as the shining light,
P.S. Thank you to all who have encouraged and commented in my absence.
It was very touching to be remembered.