When I figured that this week we are going to Thank the roof over our heads, I instantly recalled memories of how my parents strived to build up our home. I remember how they took turns to be at the location of construction and supervised every activity that was leading to a structure that we would call our home. This is not the story of just my parents. Every individual strives in life to build up that one ‘Dream Haven’ where they will make the best of their lives memories. And like it is the case with everything else in our lives, our home also deserves constant investment so that it remains our ‘Haven’ lifelong. For all the comfort and sense of security our home gives us, this is the least we can do to express our gratitude towards it. Here is my short guide to ‘How To Express Gratitude to Your Home’ –
Cleanse Your Home Regularly
If you want real happiness from your home, never compromise with one thing. Keep it clean and keep it simple. By simple I mean, make sure that your house is not burdened with things you really don’t need or use. Imagine if you had to carry a burden of things that you never are going to need it on your body. You would feel tired and irritated. Well the same goes for our home. We do a spring cleaning of our home atleast twice a year, apart from a regular cursory cleaning of things we realize we are not going to need.
Keep it Energised
This is a little spiritual view of making your home a happy place to live in. I strongly believe in sciences such as Feng Shui and Vastu. According to me these are nothing but instruments of keeping bad energy away and accentuating positive energy. If you do not believe in the aforementioned sciences, just spread some positive fragrances in your house with oil diffusers or incense sticks (remember to use one which are without bamboo sticks). I sometimes put just camphor on a vaporizer.
How do you like it when you wear a new dress or use some latest fashion accessory? Your home too will feel taken care of if you invest in decking it up with beautiful things. Also there really is a benefit to getting for your some gadgets to make life easy for you and make your home feel pampered. For this very reason, last year I invested in a Vaccum Cleaner that made cleaning up of areas easy that otherwise were generally scheduled for cleaning only during the biannual spring cleaning regime.
Ghar Ek Madir –Home is a Temple
Remember the extremely common film dialogue ‘Is Ghar Ki Ek Ek Eent ko Maine Apne pyaar aur Mehnat se Seencha Hai’. In english it translates into ‘I have nurtured every nook and corner of this home with my love and hard work’. The best way of being Thankful to your Home is by treating it with as much sanctity as you would do for a temple. Doing so in ways described above gives you a direct Return On Investment. Once you embark this journey of practicing Thankfulness to your home, you will reap the benefits by feeling cleansed, energized and nurtured yourself. Life will be a happy place to be in your HOME.