“A house provides shelter, but home is what makes life easier and better for each member of it; home should give health to the tired body and nerves and refresh the mind. The home must have a certain sense of harmony that will bring a feeling of pleasure to all who come into its circle. Each home must have what we call individuality; that is, it must not be just like every other home, but express the people who live in it.”
The Home and Its Management: A Handbook for Homemaking by Mabel Hyde Kittredge, 1867
I came across this in TEACH and felt it was a beautiful expression of how we view home. HOpe you enjoy it also.