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Loving the Place We Call Home | Gratitude Week 29

After a weekend of fun in LA, we drove back home (in Josh’s car) only to realize we lost our keys in one of the dozens of places we visited in LA. It was pretty difficult to stay calm, and I may or may not have thrown a few things. After a long drive, all I wanted to do was wash up and crawl into our own bed. Unfortunately, due to my carelessness and due to one shaaaaaady locksmith, we weren’t able to get into our home Sunday night. Luckily, our keys were found and are currently being mailed back to us (Thanks Jess!! You are a lifesaver!).

Being locked out of our home for one night actually made me realize what a privilege it is to have a place I call home. There are many things, big and small, that I often take for granted because they are always simply there. It reminded me that these too were blessings that should be counted.

Our place isn’t perfect. And at the moment (and many other moments) it happens to be a mess. You can forget about spring cleaning here. It has not been happening. But this is our humble abode and I am grateful for it as is.

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Even though I might be more of a nomad / wanderer, I’ve realized it’s always good to have a home base where you can reset.

7 Reasons Why We Love our Home // Gratitude Practice for Week 29:
  1. Comfort. Everything is familiar and arranged in a certain way for our convenience.
  2. Our bed has a pillowtop and is the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept on.
  3. Our cats. Have you ever heard the quote “Home is where the cats are”? That’s how we feel!
  4. Desktops. It’s so much easier working on a desktop than on my laptop.
  5. Washer / Dryer in unit. I didn’t realize this until we moved to LA, but depending on the city that you live in, it can be rare to have your own washer dryer in your place. You are constantly collecting quarters so you can wash your clothes.
  6. Our kitchen. I know I complain about how little storage and cabinet space we have, but at the end of the day we make it work. It stores all the snacks and food and kitchen gadgets we could ever need or want.
  7. Heater & AC. Having a working heater and AC is a luxury if I really think about it. I’ve been to so many countries where this is not the norm.

Gratitude quote of the week by Sarah Ban Breathnach:
Gratitude quote of the week is "Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need." sarah ban breathnach quotesPin

How do you define “home”? Is it a person, place, or thing? Can you think of a few reasons why you love your home? Also, we can’t use our car until the keys are mailed back to us, so what do you like to do when you are stuck at home? Let me know in the comments below.

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