Home is where the Love is
What makes a house feel like a home? Its taken me almost three years of marriage (and pregnancy) to achieve some sort of peace and understanding as to what a happy home needs. Not several bedrooms or fancy cars or flat screen TV’s, just love and harmony and good vibrations. And how do these come about? Largely by acceptance, I’ve realised. Accepting people for who they are. Accepting that though they may not love you the way you want them to, that doesnt mean they dont love you the best way they know how to.
How we see things around us makes a big impact on how we react, and ultimately sets into our character, and therefore our happiness. Changing our beliefs is the biggest challenge, especially if we are set in our ways and outlooks. But if you try it and succeed – it can work wonders on how content you feel in life.
The most important thing I’ve learnt recently is that being happy is not influenced by what is outside our house (e.g traffic, pollution, climate) but rather what is inside our home (e.g culture, traditions, love, peace, family).
This post is for me to remember these thoughts and keep coming back to this when my own perspective gets a little skewed.