"He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home."
- Johann von Goethe
Hearth and Home
Home should be a sanctuary for rest, a place that opens up its arms and welcomes you at the end of a long day. It's not just a place to eat and sleep; it's your own little cocoon from the rest of the world, a personal bubble that you can call your own. Walk into your home and everything from the books on the shelves to the food in the fridge screams, "This is who I am!".
What does your space - whether it's an entire house, a room, or a corner you have to yourself - say about you? Is it a place you feel comfortable in, one that allows you to do the things that matter most to you? Do you surround yourself with things you find beautiful, relaxing, interesting, meaningful?
Spend some time looking around your place and checking things out from an outsider's perspective. What's missing? How could you make it more "homey"? If you need a creative space, define what you need to be inspired and include it in that space. If you want somewhere to unwind, incorporate relaxing elements. You don't have to hire Martha Stewart or even spend much money; simply try to come up with simple ways you can make your humble abode a touchstone of your life. Then sit back and enjoy the uplifting surroundings!
by T.L. Scribe