Grade 6

Cote Saint Luc

Home Isn’t Just a Word it’s a Feeling

Whenever I hear the word “Home”, I don’t necessarily think about walls, a roof, doors and furniture. I think about being happy, feeling safe, family and comfort. Today I would like to talk to you about why when I hear the word “Home” I don’t think about literal things, but when I hear the word “House” I do think about literal things.

In my opinion wherever your family is, then that’s where your home is; even if it’s a little shed or a big house. When I’m with my family, I feel at home. There are more than 150,000 people in Canada who are homeless. I don’t really like calling them homeless, but rather “house-less”, because Canada can be their home. A home can be a country or a city; for example if you live in America, then that could be your home.

Feeling comfortable is a big part of a home. I feel the most comfortable at home. In my opinion when you feel comfortable somewhere then you feel at home. When I say comfortable I don’t mean feeling cozy and comfy, I mean not being shy and being able to feel free.

Having a nice community is also a big part of feeling at home. My community is a big part in my life because I’ve grown up with them. When you spend your childhood with them, you learn from them. If they do something good for your community, then you can learn from it. Being part of something could make someone feel loved and when I feel loved, I feel at home.

All in all home to me is the most incredible feeling ever! When I’m at home I feel happy, loved, comfortable and free and I would rather have all of these emotions than have a house.