30 Days of Gratitude: Day 9 – Place

No place like home.

Day 9I love staying at home for a night of watching TV, playing games, playing guitar, or just kicking back. It’s a peaceful enjoyment from the simple pleasures of your own home. But there’s a negative connotation about homebodies. People who’d rather stay at home doing the usual than go for a night out are often thought of as unadventurous and unproductive. That isn’t always the case. For me, I enjoy going out with friends or an adventurous trip, but at the end of the day, we all go home and there’s value in that. 

As a musician and music enthusiast, I can often relate thoughts directly to certain songs. Today’s soundtrack is Home by Vacations.

I am grateful for my home.

Home is a place that supports a lot of beneficial activities and behavior. It’s a place of thought: to reflect on your actions and emotions of the day, develop personal goals and plan out strategies to achieve them, and practice peaceful thinking in a controllable and comfortable environment. It’s also place to stop thinking: a protective shield from outside problems and take a breather from the daily things that keep us busy. It’s a creative space: good for experimenting with sources of creativity like writing music, painting, or writing. It’s a place for practice: providing non-judgmental place to try new things or private, personal practice.

It’s easy to get swept away by the constant stream of responsibilities that life throws at us. But life slows down at home. For me, it’s my time to recharge and catch up on spiritual grooming. I enjoy time at home. I consider it the Yin to the Yang of busy life. It’s where friends and family can gather with you creating a safe place.

IMG_0390.JPGHome is where the heart is.


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