I want our home to feel peaceful and to be a safe haven, where my kids, husband and I can walk in the door and sigh relief. We made it, we're safe. From judgement, from bullies, from criticism, from harm, from negative thinking, from the elements. Trying to wrap my brain around this idea- because it is really quite broad. There's the physical aspect, clean home=happy home. Those who know me, know I struggle with this. (I also believe mess=life and I'm not about to banish living). There's the emotional safety aspect. The acceptance and unconditional love and expressions of love. There's feng shui. Which I feel is its own post. I'm not about to change everything but a balance would be nice. I'd love to sort all of my belongings BEFORE we move them into the house and say only things that are worthy to be there will be and get rid of all the other draining things, but I don't think that's how it's going to work.
With the dawning of a new year, new phase of life I get the urge to start over. Fresh palate. I find that I don't actually DO well with a clean palate- I need something to work with. Do I like it? Do I dislike it? Does it speak to me in some way but is just kind of off and would be better to be replaced by something better, more suitable? So my first step is to accept where I am and use what I have to decide what I want. Capiche?
So until tomorrow. Or another day.
I also want to see what YOU think about home. What do you do to make your home safe and/or peaceful?