Grade 5

Chatham Kent

The meaning of home to me

The meaning of a home to me has many different purposes from memories, to your family, to keep you safe, to keep you warm and many many more reasons. Something to think about is what would happen if you didn’t have a home, so you should be thankful you do.

A Home is where you can feel safe with the people you love. A home is a shelter, home is where there is a roof and walls. Home is where you’re warm.

Home is where you’re with your family at all times where you can be loved, you can laugh, you can have fun. Home is where you have celebrations with your family like holidays, traditions or a birthday. What would your home be like without family?

Just think about this for a second. Some people don’t have a home. Some people don’t have the option to stay warm. Some people don’t get warm water or warm food. Some people don’t have the option to go to the bathroom if they live in a car. Some people don’t feel safe. Do you sleep in a bed at night? Well, some people have to sleep in a car or on the streets. Do you like to watch tv every night? Some people don’t have that option. If you don’t have something you want you will probably be ungrateful, but think about not having a house. What would that be like? You are lucky and you don’t even realize it. It’s something to think about.

The point is to be thankful for what you do have, not envious of what you don’t have. Some people don’t have a house and there are people trying to help. You should too.