There are many reasons why living in Southern California is to live in one of the most desirable places on earth. From our amazing weather, to our diverse terrain, to the many cultural benefits and entertainment opportunities – all make living here a real treat. But even with all these wonderful amenities, one of the most important possessions you have is your home.
Investing in a home is one of the best financial decisions a person can make, but there is an investment that is even more rewarding and of much greater value than that of a physical house – your home life. Any man or woman that takes the time to invest in the emotional, spiritual and physical protection and well-being of their marriage and family is doing something of much more value than anything money could ever buy.
Just as over time your physical home needs to be re-painted, re-carpeted, and re-done in order to keep your investment in shape, your home life needs to be maintained. If however, you let things go, the needs will pile up and much more work will be required to restore things. As your home is an investment, even more so is your marriage and family. Rekindling the dating of your spouse and interacting with your children are acts of kindness that send a message of love and appreciation that helps maintain a healthy home. The time and money sacrificed will most assuredly pay off with great reward.
The hidden foundation of a house is rarely ever thought of unless there is a problem; it may be ignored until an earthquake strikes. However, the most challenging quakes are the ones that shake the soul and disrupt our home life. Believe it or not, the invisible, spiritual foundation within your family is the most important thing you possess.
I personally do not believe there is anything of more value than the condition of your family life and keeping your home in tip-top shape. Is your marriage and family healthy and safe from someone invading and stealing away your most valuable treasures, your loved ones? Do you work at keeping good communication between one another? By just small acts of kindness and loving responses, you let your family know that you are willing to shield your home from the outside forces that seek to destroy it.
Make the home improvements you need to now. Fight for your family and do what you must do to change – be what they need you to be and watch the investment grow over the years.