30 Days of Gratitude: #14

#14: What sight are you grateful for today?

Well, I’ve moved house and country so many times now, I no longer have a “home town” or “home country”. Rather, the definition of “Home” to me is where I put my suitcase down and hang my coat up.

No matter where I go, how far I’ve travelled, or how long I’ve been away, there’s no sight I’m more grateful for at the end of the day than the house I currently call “Home”. 

I’ve moved house 22 times in 44 years, Australia is my 6th country of residence, and I’m a national of 3 different countries. But, truth be told, I could live just about anywhere on Earth, and whatever house/cottage/room/hut/caravan/shed/hovel I live in will be my Home Sweet Home.

Because Home is not where your stuff is. Stuff is just stuff, I’ve had to jettison loads of stuff over the years, and I’ve lost count of stuff that went missing or should not have been thrown out/given away/donated to charity. But, at the end of the day, Home is where those who matter most to me are. It’s where my son Jack is, and my beautiful dogs Scruffy and Shelagh, and Boo the cat. 

Everything else is a bonus.

So, at the end of each day, when I’m heading home from wherever I’ve been, the most beautiful sight to greet me is that of my Home. The sight of it comforts me, because I know it offers me shelter and safety, and tomorrow I’ll wake up and thank my bed for being so comfortable, my pillow for giving me just the right amount of support, my shower for its lovely, soothing warm water, my fridge and freezer for keeping my food cold and fresh, the Sun for shining and making my garden grow, the big tree outside for its shade and for giving shelter to wild birds, and yes even my Japanese Quails, chickens, budgies and weiros for their loud noises. 

As the saying goes, “Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like Home”.

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