A home is not a home unless. . .

A home is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
— Benjamin Franklin

I love this quote as it succinctly describes the inherent possibilities of the home. 

The home can fuel or dull our passions. It can further or squelch our dreams. It can build or destroy our relationships. It can give us worthy thoughts to ponder or steal our energy. The home can protect our stories. And the home must contain food and fire for the mind or we will seek it elsewhere. 

You can begin cultivating this vibrant life in your home by listening to each family member's needs and then using your space to actively support them. Creativity, conversation, health, knowledge and longings of the heart all deserve space in a home that is a home.

a home