The stuff I really love in homes is all the stuff you can’t buy from a store. To me a dream house would be an inviting space full of travel relics, family treasures, and personal creations. All fads and retail aside, this is what makes a house a home. I think that’s one reason why I love the train in my entry so much and an old bookshelf (pictured above) that my in-laws gave to us for our wedding and the boys’ school work that is proudly displayed. I don’t care at all if these things are what other people like, they have meaning and I love being surrounded by them.
On our bookshelf is a Family Creed that is always displayed. Kinda like a motto, our own title of liberty. It is beyond cheesy (hey, I wrote it when I was pregnant), but I love it. An update, however, is long overdue. There are a few themes that I will keep in the new edition, but a lot of the wording needs to be revamped. Here is a little excerpt of our current creed:
“Life is to love, learn, laugh and explore… we vow to give kindly to others… each day is a gift. Work hard, play harder, and pray the entire time.”
So, it’s kinda like a longish statement for the family. Have you ever written a family creed? I know my sister-in-law has one (I’d love to read hers). Have you ever wanted to write one? I am thinking of including a line from a letter my grandmother wrote, “The highest state of awareness is creativity, the infinite realm of imagination and manipulation that requires a total participation in life experiences.” Well said grams.
I would love to read any comments and suggestions on what you think we should include on family creed 2.0.