Describe a little thing — one of the things you love that defines your world but is often overlooked.
When I graduated from college, I kept telling myself:
“I need to get out of here!”
“I have to leave this place!”
“If I stay here, I’ll be left behind; I wouldn’t reach my dreams!”
It’s been more than four years since I told myself that, and I’m still living “here”. I’m still in “this place” and surprisingly, I’m doing good. Maybe not as far off as I imagined myself to be in back then, but I’m comfortable and happy. I may not be in doing what I aspired to do; nevertheless, I’m closer to family and friends.
It’s a mindset that most yuppies aspire to: to be independent and move out of the house they grew up in. I was also caught in that way of thinking and in the process, disregarded the basic fact that I have a home. How cool is that!? I HAVE A HOME! It’s not just a house, it’s a HOME! Other persons and their families may have shelter but they don’t own it. Others may have roofs under their heads, but they don’t provide optimum protection from the elements. Worse, there are families out there who sleep in the corners of buildings, under bridges, inside cars, in car-parks, and abandoned lots. They don’t have a piece of property to call their own.
Having a home is truly a blessing. We may neglect to realize it everyday due to our busy life, but when worse comes to worst, it will always be there: a house we can run to and a family to embrace us. Borrowing from Bryan Adam’s song, I Will Always Return, a song from the film, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron:
Oh I hear the wind call your name,
The sound that leads me home again.
It sparks up the fire — a flame that still burns.
Oh, it’s to you — I will always return.
As for the “becoming independent, going places, and becoming successful” part, in GOD’s time, everything will fall rightly into place. Blessings such as your own home should be satisfying enough for the soul. 🙂