House and home, two different words, with two different meanings. A house is a place built for people to live, but a home is more than just a building. Homes are built from within. Homes can be people, sounds, scents, tastes, places and pictures. You can feel at home in experiences. Homes are where you feel the radiating acceptance and love in the air. You feel right when you are home. Home just isn’t the house you live in. It’s that warm feeling you get when you are with those people, smell that scent that makes you reminisce, or taste those cookies that grandma made.

Home is where you can be yourself. You don’t need to act like someone you aren’t. You can laugh to your heart’s content, cry your heart out, or just do nothing and be happy in each other’s company. At home you feel safe. People you don’t even personally know can feel like home. It all comes down to the atmosphere. To figure out what things feel like home to you, you can ask yourself, can I be myself? Do I feel loved here? Does this space provide comfort?

A house is a building meant for people to live in. This building becomes a home. Your home even has a certain calming scent whenever you walk in the door. Everyone can be themselves and not feel like they have to hide who they are. The air has a specific ambiance to it that makes it a home. The comfortable chair you always sit on to relax at the end of the day, or drink your mug of coffee or cup of tea on in the morning in your house, makes it a home. The spot in your house that has those shelves nestled with your favorite childhood books that bring back memories of when you first learned how to read, makes it a home. Home is not just a house, but a house can be a home.