Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
Oliver Wendel Homes, Jr.
Today I’m thankful for Home
Home is where one starts from.
Even though I’ve only lived here in this house since the spring of 2017, I really do feel at home here where I live. I’ve got everything I need to make me feel like this is home sweet home.
It’s is a rare thing these days when people live in the same home for many years. I moved because it was time for me to downsize. I no longer needed a large home as all my children are grown and have homes of their own. All the space I once had was more than one person could ever need. I’m also getting older and don’t have the energy I once had, so a smaller place is just right for me.
Ah! There is nothing like staying a home for real comfort.
When I moved, I brought everything that was either needed or beautiful to me so I feel as if I’ve always lived here. All my familiar things are here and I’m comfortable. Lots of things were given away or trashed, but I kept what I wanted and somehow it all fits in .
I really couldn’t have made the change as easily as I did without lots of help from family and friends. My daughter was absolutely ruthless when it came to getting rid of what I really didn’t need.
On my thankful list for today:
6484. for Halloween fun
6485. for a new recipe to try
6486. for flu shots when they get the dose right
So home is where I hang my hat, it’s not a place I’ve lived very long at all. But it is definitely my home, sweet home.
Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home;
John Howard Payne