Sarah

Grade 6

Lanark
Ontario

What Home Means to Me

To me, home is a place of shelter, happiness, and warmth (a place to enjoy yourself). In my opinion, my house is somewhere for me to feel safe and for me to relax. It is a place for me to be comfortable and be with my family. A house can mean many different things to many different people, but to me, it is a great opportunity to feel happy and relaxed. My house gives me a place to live safely. I don’t think that it even really matters how big, fancy, and perfect it is; all it has to be is a warm shelter. It doesn’t matter if the house doesn’t have a ‘Straight out of a magazine’ look. In my opinion, everyone deserves a house, but it doesn’t need to be the best house in the world! A house should be a place to have fun; to be happy. It doesn’t need to be a mansion, or have a flat screen TV in every room. It doesn’t need an indoor pool, or the most expensive furniture! It just needs to be a place where you feel safe and at home. I can’t speak for everyone, but it’s not the way something looks that defines what it can do. When I think of my house, I think of a cozy, soothing place. I like to think of it as an amazing place; not because of size, but because of the value to me that it represents. It’s not the look of the house that we value, it’s the things it does for us. Things like air-conditioning, heaters, running water, and shelter are things that we don’t usually really notice, yet they are the most important things that we should cherish. Being honest, I would say that a house is a lot more than just some bricks and logs. I know that I would never live the same without my house!