I found this on my favorite cooking forum this morning and thought it was too good to keep to myself.
Beatitudes for a Housewife
Blessed is she whose daily tasks are a labor of love; for her willing hand and happy heart translate duty into privilege, and her labor becomes a service to God and all mankind.
Blessed is she who opens the door to welcome both stranger and well-loved friend; for gracious hospitality is a test of brotherly love.
Blesses is she who mends stockings and toys and broken hearts, for her understanding is a balm to humanity.
Blessed is she who children love, for the love of a child is more to be valued that a fortune or fame.
Blessed is she who sings at her work; for music lightens the heaviest load and brightens the dullest chore.
Blessed is she who dusts away doubt and fear and sweeps out the cobwebs of confusion; for her faith will triumph over all adversity.
Blessed is she who serves laughter and smiles with every meal; for her buoyancy of spirit is an aid to mental and physical digestion.
Blessed is she who preserves the sanctity of the Christian home; for hers is a sacred trust that crowns her with dignity.
Author unknown- Taken from the Yankee Kitchen Cookbook, 1969