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“IT’ S NOT A C RIME ,
MORAL OR OTHERWISE,
TO WA NT A HOME THAT
YOU LOVE. IT DOES NOT
MAKE YOU SHALLOW OR
MATE RIALIS TIC .”
Our homes should be designed and decorated
in a way that make us feel welcome and happy.
We should love every single room in our homes.
Yes, even the often neglected laundry rooms,
utility rooms, garages, and closets of the world.
You should love EVERY room in your home.
And you should not feel guilty or shallow for
wanting to have a home you love.
I have to admit that I used to feel guilty for
wanting to have a nice house. In fact, it still
happens to me sometimes. And it’s a pretty
awful feeling.
At times, I have totally beat myself up over it. I
think, “Why can’t I just be happy with my house
the way it is? After all, we are lucky to have a roof
over our heads and food on our table. People
are suffering in the world. There are wars and
oppression all over the world. WHAT IS WRONG
WITH ME THAT I WANT TO RENOVATE OUR
KITCHEN?!”
Can you relate? If so, let me assure you that there
is nothing wrong with you. You have nothing to
feel guilty about.
It’s not a crime, moral or otherwise, to want
a home that you love. It does not make you
shallow or materialistic. It does not make you a
bad person.
There is nothing wrong with wanting to provide





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