My mother was and is my greatest teacher.Period. She used the life experiences that we shared ( which was rough and good) to imprint life lessons upon me that made greater sense as I grew older and experienced the complicated wonders of this world, as I tried to make a place in this world and discover what I wanted. One of these life lessons was “ Always treat your heart like a home” and it is something that has made greater sense in the past few months as I have revalueated my friendships and relationships here in Singapore
A heart and home has many similarities which are uncanny. We need both to survive as our heart and home both give us warmth and a place to store things that we consider important to us hence it is important to ensure that our homes are in the best state possible. We also allow people into our homes and hearts ( who can stay for certain periods). It is important to ensure that we let the right people into our hearts and home as some are there for negative intentions( breaking your house and your heart) and there are some there who want to help you build it so that it is strong and durable; these are the people that you want. If we continue to let toxic people inhabit our hearts and home, their bad habits will break and degrade the positivity and confidence in which we have been blessed with, which will degrade many other aspects of us. I can say this because i have been through this and now i that i am aware of it, i can focus on building a life with more positivity and can focus on making a home and a heart that is filled with good people and lots of mikado hues.
At the end of the day, it isn’t the size or the quality of your heart and home that makes it a home, it is the people that you allow into your hearts and home that make it a home. There is no use having a grand mansion or a grand heart if we dont have loving people who will make us feel less lonely at homes and in our hearts. We cannot expect to build homes of love and peace in other peoples hearts if we dont have a good strong home of love and positivity in our hearts.
Sometimes the home and the hearts that we expect to have may not necessarily fill their pleasing (ie the home and heart might look different than what we expected) but that’s the beauty of versatility; the different homes and hearts that we have can bring different ways of positivity to everyone and it can break barriers.
We might be able to change our materialistic homes, but we can definitely never change the our hearts hence I challenge everyone to build a beautiful home of love and positivity by surrounding yourself with like-minded people in your hearts this year, that breaks barriers and promotes versatility in peace and love.