Home for the holidays has many meanings to many people. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the holidays we most associate with that expression and with both fast approaching many of us are thinking of what that means to us. These lyrics of the song “Home” from the movie “The Wiz” say it all –
“When I think of home, I think of a place where there’s overflowing . . . we must look inside our hearts to find a world full of love . . .”
Home is more a feeling than a place. It’s the feeling you get when you belong. The feeling you get when you are cared for, loved, respected and supported. Where you can care for, love, respect and support others. Home comes in all shapes and sizes. It does not always consist of brick and mortar. It can sometimes be a person and not a place. It can be a feeling that you find when you can tell the difference between being alone and being lonely. Find your home wherever or whomever it may be and cherish it. Live in it. Fill it with love.