Love vs. Obligation
- A house is a house is a house-until love comes through the door,
that is. And love intuitively goes around sprinkling that special
brand of angel dust that transforms a house into a very special
home for very special people: your family.
- Money, of course, can build a charming house, but only love can
furnish it with a feeling of home.
- Duty can pack an adequate sack lunch, but love may decide to tuck
a little love note inside.
- Money can provide a television set, but love controls it and
cares enough to say no and take the guff that comes with it.
- Obligation sends the children to bed on time, but love tucks the
covers in around their necks and passes out kisses and hugs (even
- Obligation can cook a meal, but love embellishes the table with a
potted ivy trailing around slender candles.
- Duty writes many letters, but love tucks a joke or a picture or a
fresh stick of gum inside.
- Compulsion keeps a sparkling house. But love and prayer stand a
better chance of producing a happy family.
- Duty gets offended quickly if it isn't appreciated. But love
learns to laugh a lot and to work for the sheer joy of doing it.
- Obligation can pour a glass of milk, but quite often love will
add a little chocolate.
[ Author Unknown -- from 'Aiken Drum' (Aiken@AikensLaughs.com) ]
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