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What does 'home' mean to you?

  1. leni sands profile image77
    leni sandsposted 7 years ago

    To me 'home' is where I can be me, it is a happy, safe and warm place but it hasn't always been like that...so what does 'home' mean to you?

    1. leni sands profile image77
      leni sandsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Any idea how I can correct the title?  What does 'home' mean to you?  That'll teach me to preview first!

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image78
        Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Fixed for ya.  wink

        To me, home can be many places... wherever I feel surrounded by love.

        1. leni sands profile image77
          leni sandsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you for fixing the title, Maddie.  Haven't discovered the smilies yet.

    2. lady_love158 profile image59
      lady_love158posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I love to come home kick off my shoes sit back put up my tired feet and exhale, petting the cat and just looking at my plants and listening to the quiet, gives me a warm feeling inside.

    3. ethel smith profile image85
      ethel smithposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My santuary from the world

      1. ethel smith profile image85
        ethel smithposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Bum. Meant to write SANCTUARY of course

    4. Winsome profile image92
      Winsomeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I like what a little kid wrote for his class: "Home is where your house is."
      I feel most at home when I am around my family at times like Thanksgiving but increasingly I am at home when I am able to help a friend or relative or even someone I don't really know. We are on the Earth for such a short while and if we can use our gifts to make it a better place, we are creating a home we all will want to live in.

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this



      my sanctuary. plus there's bunnies. well, one...

  2. camlo profile image84
    camloposted 7 years ago

    Home to me is my own place, where I'm free to do whatever I like when I like.

    1. leni sands profile image77
      leni sandsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So true!

  3. Bard of Ely profile image86
    Bard of Elyposted 7 years ago

    Where I sleep, where my PC is, where my mail goes and where I can leave and go back to!

    1. camlo profile image84
      camloposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's true for me too.

  4. srwnson profile image60
    srwnsonposted 7 years ago

    Home for me is on the road. My two bed Kenworth Condo.

    1. leni sands profile image77
      leni sandsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds great.

  5. timorous profile image93
    timorousposted 7 years ago

    A place where everything is familiar, and everything I need is there.  It's safe and warm (or cool when necessary...) and welcoming.  A place away from the sometimes bothersome activities of the world at large.  A place where I can mostly do what I want, while considering how my actions may be perceived by the neighbours. smile

    1. leni sands profile image77
      leni sandsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds perfect - x4-neighbours.

  6. Rafini profile image89
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    Home is a state of being, a state where you can be yourself no matter what or who is watching.  Home is deep inside you and frees you whenever you have the need. hmm

    1. leni sands profile image77
      leni sandsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I like this philosophical approach.

  7. Joe Badtoe profile image60
    Joe Badtoeposted 7 years ago

    Home

    is a bed of nails on a floor of hot coals on the edge of a cliff.

    On a thin piece of wood floating perilously in the North Atlantic being thrown into the air by giant waves that hurls sub 40 water across my pathetic frame.

    Home steppng into an elevator 40 floors up when the elevator isn't there.

    In an eagle's eyrie until the eagle finds out.

    Inside the belly of a beluga whale.

    I need to lie down..........

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      Home Girlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am Home Girl.
      I had to sell my home. I miss it. One day I will have it back. I am sure of that. Everybody should have that place: nice, secure, happy, relaxing place, place for your rest, your work, your dreams, your friends to come to, your life to live in - HOME.

      1. camlo profile image84
        camloposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I wish you luck on getting back your home.

        I've always rented, but have always been able to make any place my home.

        1. sofs profile image84
          sofsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Home is where I am happy , contented , husband, children, laughter, fun, my dog , peace. Its a beautiful place. It is mine.

          1. leni sands profile image77
            leni sandsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I agree...

  8. joaniemb profile image61
    joaniembposted 7 years ago

    Home is where I can be myself. Home is my most favorite place of all. At the end of the day I can not wait to get home relax, spend quality time with the ones I love.

  9. sugz profile image72
    sugzposted 7 years ago

    home is where i am most comfortable and relaxed.. and since i am never 'at home' i'm always traveling in my mates Volvo to another town and since i'm so comfortable being in the truck, that is like home to me, but the rest of the time.. home is the entire world, because i travel constantly to someone eles's house while i'm online, stop for a coffee and a chat then off somewhere else.. often just making someone smile and enjoy the rest of their day.. this is home to me.
    the place i sleep and reside.. is just a house, it holds no expectations of my life other than an occasional bed and somewhere to access food and my computer which travels where ever i go..

    home for me is everywhere

  10. shazwellyn profile image81
    shazwellynposted 7 years ago

    It is like a comfortable pair of slippers smile

    1. lady_love158 profile image59
      lady_love158posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Or a good foot rub! smile

      1. shazwellyn profile image81
        shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        arh,,,, that is 'receiving love', does that mean you associate home with love?

        1. lady_love158 profile image59
          lady_love158posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yes of course! There's no place like home!

          1. shazwellyn profile image81
            shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Perhaps loving yourself first is the fundamental, so where ever you go there is always home - if you love you.  What I mean is... it isnt about what you receive but what you give and what you are.  Does that make sense?

            1. Misha profile image74
              Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Sure it does. smile

              1. shazwellyn profile image81
                shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                *whack-whip*  why?  Because you enjoy it!

            2. lady_love158 profile image59
              lady_love158posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I know what you mean, so yes if you love yourself you are better able to love another and wherever you are together with your lover you'll feel secure and safe like when you're home. But still home is a place, and environment that reflects who you are, where you are surrounded by the things you love, it has the familiarity of a long time lover and when you walk in the door it's like a warm embrace surrounding you giving you that sense of security that you feel in your lovers arms. Ahhhh just thinking about it makes me feel warm all over!

  11. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years ago

    I can answer that with a song from Youtoob....

    Music by Paul Young......... this one with a bit of interpretive mime big_smile

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb8CH0rTcY4

  12. pisean282311 profile image52
    pisean282311posted 7 years ago

    for me home means a place where my loved ones are..a place where i can relax ..

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    joanna25posted 7 years ago

    a home for me is where you can express everything about you...
    a home is where you can love and be loved in return...
    a home is a place where you can share all your blessings without expectations in return...
    a " HOME ", is a place where your heart really belongs...

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      Home Girlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have a pretty decent rental place but I do not feel at home there. It is not mine.

  14. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 7 years ago

    Home to me is a concept, a feeling, and something far more than a physical structure that provides shelter.  Home is where the people I love are.

  15. TamCor profile image78
    TamCorposted 7 years ago

    Home for me is wherever my husband is...whether it is a nine room house, or a four room apartment...

    It doesn't matter, as long as I'm with him. smile

  16. ahorseback profile image48
    ahorsebackposted 7 years ago

    Home is "Where the heart is", has been said forty six million times and it's still true.......Where ever your heart travels ,Though , too is home.

 
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