I was having some trouble trying to decide where to focus my attention on the blog in 2014, when out of the blue my 8 year old son brings me a piece of paper with some writing on it. He’d found it in one of the books he’d inherited from his older siblings and I’d never seen it before. It was my daughter’s (16) handwriting and when I read it, it took my breath away.
I like my home
My home is great
I love my home
My daughter must have been about 8 years old when she wrote that. It makes me so happy to know she felt that way. I immediately knew that that’s what I wanted for all of you….that feeling of walking into your home, exhaling and saying Ahhhh! home. Doesn’t that sound grand?
To confirm I might be on the right track I asked my Facebook readers what one word they would use to describe their homes and while some of the answers were about love and warmth, too many included words like this:
None of that says Ahhh! home to me. I think it’s time we changed that, don’t you?
It’s time to create sanctuaries in whatever spaces we’ve been blessed with big or small, house, apartment or condo, owning or renting. Whatever the situation, what if we could be content with what we have right now? What if we could turn clutter and chaos into uncluttered and calm? What if when we walk in to our homes we felt at peace and comforted by our surroundings rather than frustrated and discouraged by what we see. It is possible you know, it most definitely is.
My goal is to help you turn those words above into new positive ones:
Will you join me on this journey to loving our spaces and creating peaceful organized homes in 2014? Will you respond in the comments by sharing what one word you would use to describe your home now and the one word you wish your home reflected instead?
I want everyone to be able to walk into their homes and immediately think “Ahhhh! home”. Wouldn’t that be a beautiful thing?
Let’s do this!
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