IT’S NOT A HOUSE –
IT’S A SANCTUARY
It is day two of an intense spring snow storm. The kind with over a foot of heavy wet snow, wind, cold temperatures and extreme beauty. It may be spring, but for now winter is reminding us that it is still in control.
As I sit, cozy in my chair next to the fire hot coffee in hand, I am grateful for my home. Every day I strive to live in gratitude. I make lists of what I am grateful for. I repeat my gratitude mantra several times during the day. Today, at this place and time I am struck with a total feeling of gratitude for my home.
In my adult life, I have lived in eleven different types of homes.... from a trailer to apartments to townhomes to houses -big and small. Each one I was grateful for. Each one I loved when I entered, blessing and thanking it for welcoming me as its new partner. Each one I loved as I moved on, thanking it for the memories I was leaving and left blessings for the new owners that they would love and respect the home I was passing to them.
My homes have been my sanctuary from the world. A safe place to rest. A place to snuggle babies. A place to warm my hands and my heart. At times a shelter from chaos.
Today as I watch the heavy spring snow I am feeling the gratitude for all of the homes I have lived in, loved in and shared my life with.
I believe your residence is much more than a structure. It has a spirit. It has a soul. It absorbs energy from those who enter. Once you tap into the soul of a house it feels what you feel and absorbs the laughter, the joys, the sorrow and the tears that you share within it.
It becomes a home.
Whether your dwelling is built of wood, stone, metal or even cardboard, whether you rent it, own it or share it with others, honor it for the protection it gives you. Honor it as your sanctuary of safety. Fill it with love until it is saturated into every corner of its bones. Be grateful for your home.
Pennie’s Life Lesson:
“Be grateful for the space you live in. Honor your home as your sanctuary of safety.”
My intent in sharing this with you is to encourage you to think about the space you live in. What do you call home? Is it just a dwelling or is it a home?
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