Mila

Grade 6

Winnipeg
Manitoba

What home means to me

In my eyes, and many, a home is not just a location. It isn’t just a place you crash in at the end of the day, taking a “nap.” Or a location you complain about not having any food although the fridge is full. It means something. Something more. It shows achievement, comfort ,and is positively filled to the brim with love and compassion. You can just take in all the memories and history-good and bad- as soon as you step into your sacred home. Home is more than safe- it has many, many, components.
Let’s start a mental picture. You have to buy a house, you’re old enough, somewhat ready- It’s time. You don’t have enough money to buy a house, so you have to get a job and start working to eventually be able to afford it. You have your eyes on a nice, luxurious, big one. ( A couple of them.) When you find the job that calls to you, you try your best to work hard for that goal of yours. When you are settled into your job, whatever it is, you make friends, solve problems, and earn communication skills. Look where the search for a house has driven you! After a lot more time and effort the moment strikes when you have enough money, and can purchase your first house alone. That is for sure a checkpoint in your life. It shows maturity, responsibility, and achievement. When you have lived there for a while, met someone, decorated, and maybe even started a family- it feels like home.
People without homes (unfortunately,) can’t always have those aspects. They can’t always be safe- without a protective, cozy, warm, and safe shelter. Comfortable- without a nice, fluffy bed to lie on or scorching heater always on hand. That’s why a home should make you feel lucky, deserving, or special!

Your home just absolutely screams your personality based on your plans, decoration, and furniture. Whatever you keep in there, for example, love, reflects who you are, sticks with you, and flows around.

Home can be interpreted in many different ways- that’s why it is so special. But it’s formally defined as a permanent living space- and you can make it whatever you want it to be. Whatever home means to you. To me it is the most wonderful unique place that lets you be comfortable and yourself.

I leave you with a quote:
Home should be an anchor, a port in a storm, a refuge, in place in which to dwell, a place where we are loved and where we can love.
Marvin J. Ashton