After all we say and do, the real pleasure of this world comes from the home. The gilded palaces we see in our travels abroad are beautiful to look upon presently, but later on they serve their purpose to make a contrast with the sweet simplicity of home.
When you go home, cut business out, and let play and sociability and love occupy your time.
A married woman should be in partnership with her husband. Be a good team; support and care for each other.
The best place in the world is the home, and in proportion as home life is unsatisfactory or uncongenial, so in proportion are the Clubs filled with dissatisfied and unhappy men. If you want to hear pessimistic talks on home life, talk with those derelicts who spend most of their time at the Clubs.
Learn to make much of little things. Learn that smiles and good humour in the home bring happiness, and iron out the frowns and check the mean impulses arising within us. Be pleasant every morning until ten o’clock, and the rest of the day will take care of itself. Start out in the morning right and happiness will be home at night.
There is nothing in your old age that will be such a comfort to you as retrospection, or looking back over a long life of happiness in the home. The happy little incidents which today seem trivial will be remembered in the future, and a thousand and one occurrences which are happening in the home are being put away in the store-house of memory, later to be called upon and enjoyed again.
In the evening of life when you and your silver-haired partner sit before the fire place, when you have retired from active participation in your respective branches of the business, then you will have a happiness and satisfaction which all the gold in the world could not buy. The pleasures of the old who have had happy homes during their lives are the greatest pleasures in the world.
The sunset of your life will not be beautiful unless your home life was pleasant during your day of work.