"Whatever happened to home being the center of the family, a haven of refreshment, a thriving metropolis of productivity?
Instead, we have elaborate McMansions that are devoid of life.
They might look pretty to the observer (thanks to hired maids and interior decorators),
but they are usually houses, not homes.
They sit there empty and lifeless while the occupants live a hectic, frenetic, 100-mile-an-hour life in the fast lane - trying to get ahead, trying to get to the top of the corporate ladder, trying to squish in as many activities as can possibly be had outside the home.
We don't have to follow along in this madness. Our families deserve something better - they deserve a beautiful, welcoming home which is the heart of the family.. and center for outreach to the world.
Maybe our home isn't furnished very expensively
and maybe it isn't very big,
but we can do our best to recapture the nobility and rightful place of home in our society, beginning with our own home."
~ Chrystal Paine