Friday, December 12, 2008

A house is not a Home

“A house is not a home” I forgot where I got this but this words has been in my mind for a long time. Having a house to stay is not the same as having a home. A house is just a place for us to take shelter and a place to sleep. You can have a big house with lots of rooms or even a mention, but still it might not be a home. When you feel that there is no difference when staying in hotel compare to staying at your own house, then that might not be a home. What makes a house a home? In my opinion people are the ones that make a house a home. Specifically a home doesn’t have to be a house. It can be a workplace, labs, office or any place that you spend most of your time. When there is a place that you need to return as there are somebody waiting for you or there are some faces that you need to see, basically you can call that home. Some people make their work place as their home because they spend most of their time there. Some office or company even provides all the daily necessary like gym, shower, bed and kitchen. The house is just a place for them to sleep and to put their stuff. The only place that they are not alone is during working hour. It’s a bit sad but that’s what actually happens when people are too much into work. The time that you spend with your colleague is more than anybody else. Sometimes the feeling of home is much more in a corner of an office then in a house, especially in a big city. How many of you celebrate festival seasons at home? Christmas is close. Where will you celebrate Christmas this year, especially those of you that are working in big cities? I suppose a Christmas party at a club, a pub, restaurant or maybe in the office where you work. It doesn’t matter as long as you’re happy and feeling like a home.

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