Respecting Our Homes

May 03 2017

We can do a lot to make a house look great—A fresh coat of paint can hide years of wear and tear. Pulling up worn out carpet can reveal beautiful hardwood flooring. Trimming back overgrown shrubs often reveals long-forgotten features of a house. 

We can do cosmetic work that makes a house look better, while our home can still be a wreck. For home is more than a house. It’s more than a place. It’s knowing when the door closes, you’re safe. It’s knowing the folks behind the door are there for you.  

Just as it takes work to paint, pull up carpet and trim shrubs, it takes work to connect with family, break old habits and develop new attitudes. 

Doesn’t matter if it’s a shack or a mansion. A trailer or a condo. A one-room studio or a three-bedroom house. Home should be the one place we run to escape the noise of the streets, the chaos of crime, and the disappointments of life. 

But for too many of us, home is not a place that heals our wounds and calms our fears. 

I challenge you this month to begin transforming your home into a place of refuge. A place where the attitudes behind the actions reflect respect for each other. 

Before you start repairing your house, why not rebuild your home by choosing respect. 

In so doing, you might even get some help with the work around the house! 

For the sake of your family, I hope you’ll Choose Respect™. 

From my heart to yours, 

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