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“I’m homesick! I’m homesick!” “But you’re at home!” “I know — and I’m sick of it!” A house is not the same as a home. That’s not just true in the dictionary — it’s true in our lives. Turtles and snails aren’t the only ones who carry their homes with them; we do it too! Holidays are home times. Like the pillow says, “All hearts come home for Christmas.” Home is the place where you feel comfortable. The physical location can change over time. Home could be a barracks, a tent, a trailer, a cell, or a hotel room. In a sense, any place in which you are housed can become a home, even temporarily, if you have the right attitude and the right companions.
A house is a place that keeps the rain off your head; a home is a place that takes the pain out of your heart. A home is a place where, instead of getting kicked around, you can kick off your shoes and relax. A house is a place that you usually pay for; a home is a place where you are paid in tokens of love. A house is brick and mortar; a home is bonds and memories.
Holidays emphasize warmth in the cold and the gathering of people separated by miles of land but united by common bonds. Making a house a home involves decorating the walls with a personal touch as well as creating an atmosphere where people feel welcome and cared for. Home should be a place where you can come when you are sick, but not be sick of.
If you are thinking about moving your home (not your house!) somewhere else, for whatever reason, you want to feel comfortable about the transition.
For expert help with making this decision, you need the wisdom and experience of Elissa Clausnitzer of Weichert Realtors. Elissa prides herself in giving clients the straight truth if they should really move or simply stay in their current living situation.