One morning as I woke up, a thought welcomed me, “what have I learned on being a homeowner?” Besides my parents’ home and my husband’s parents’, I have lived in 4 rented homes and two homes which I called our own. All homes varied in sizes from two rooms to many rooms. I have stayed in the homes of family and friends as well.
I offer the top ten lessons to you as a source of inspiration to search and see what you have learned. This does not mean I have learned everything and finished learning. I hope to be still learning. But for right now, these are what I have. For this one I searched my heart to see which ten I would include. For right now, enjoy reading and pass it on to others.
- It is not the designing or decorations that make the house beautiful but the people who invest their lives in each other through love, trust, and honesty.
- Do not worry about how spectacular our house is as we invite friends and family, may our hearts reach out to them in sincerity and serenity.
- It is not in the rich cuisine you serve that your friends are satisfied but the warmth they feel in their spirits.
- Our home can become a home for others only if we are thoughtful.
- Love all our neighbours but draw clear boundaries.
- As we open our home for others, never allow our own to always feel ignored.
- The chinaware or the expensive dishes are not just for special guests but also for us to enjoy with kith and kin.
- If bricks and wood were to testify let them echo stories of forgiveness more than strife.
- There is nothing called the dream house. Every house big or small will eventually be our dream home as lives are weaved together through times of joy and tears.
- Never get our hearts fixed on any home; see it just as a temporary shelter as we will move on to our eternal home sooner or later.
Please share lessons you have learned in the comments.
Posted on Nov 20, 2014