The Joy of Home

November 3, 2008 by  
Filed under Serenity Space

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.

~Maya Angelou

When you come in off the street, place your key in the lock, and open that door wide in the place that you live, how do you feel?

The feel of a home is more than the furniture, fittings and decorations. It’s more than a clean floor or crisp linen flapping on the washing line. It’s more than a fridge stocked with fresh food, or a comfortable place to sit. It’s more than the electronic wizardry that cleans our dishes and washes our clothes while we sleep.

A home is more than a place for everything, and everything in it’s place. It is more than clean clothes to wear and a tub to soak away our aches and pains.

A home is more than your favourite pillow, and it’s more than a well stocked bookshelf or that easel that sits in the puddle of sunlight at the window. It is more than the rose cut from your garden that sits beautifully in your grandmother’s vase.

A home is even more than the dog that sits on the front step, or the cat that curls in your lap. It’s more than freshly baked muffins cooling on the kitchen bench, scenting the air with their rich chocolateyness.

A home is all this.

And much much more.

A home is where you snuggle under the feather doona with your beloved.

A home is the place your friends love to gather, to laugh, chat and enjoy each other’s company.

A home is the place your children grow – learning to become wonderful, giving people.

A home is the place that your family congregate when they need to escape from the demands of their daily life.

A home is a place you give thanks for every single day.

A home is joy. A home is sanctuary.

A home is love.

How does your home feel?

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