Love is where we live.
Today I thought I saw a sign that said ‘Love is where we live’ under the ‘You are here in Tunbridge Wells town sign’. It made me smile not only to realise that I had in fact reached my destination I also felt a surge of excitement in anticipation of the day and what I could find to love from the day’s events.
The sign got me thinking about love and how love relates to where we live.
Many think of home as bricks and mortar, an area, a town, a country. Some say ‘home is where the heart’ is or ‘wherever I lay my hat that’s my home’ but what is it really like to live ‘inside you’ and how much love is under your roof? How much time and attention are you investing in making your own personal house a home?
- Many people travel the world over to find a place where they can settle down called home.
- Some look outside of themselves for someone else to love them and fill up their empty rooms with love or things.
- Others try to escape love through drugs, alcohol, work, sleep and other addictions because their experience of where they’ve lived before has been painful and unwelcoming.
- For some they build up comfort zones and prisons made up of fears, insecurities and doubts instead of homes.
Not every place you live will have dry rot or crumbling walls, not every home will cause heartache. Some homes that you have never even stepped into have solid foundations. They may be an undiscovered investment that given the opportunity will bring you untold joys. These homes may provide warmth, shelter, happiness and love. A place where you can lay your hat, a place where you can be accepted as who you are, a place where you are loved, a place called home….what would that be like for you?
It’s true each home you investigate may have a risk attached to it, but what’s the risk if you stay inside that comfort zone, keep travelling the world over or keep moving from home to home before you even unpack? Is your home really where the heart is?
Before you do consider where to live, just check in with yourself and make a note of how much love is under your roof and before you can love another be sure to go about the business of making your own house a home. This love and relationship inventory will lead the way https://wendyfry.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Love-and-Relationship-Inventory1.pdf
If you would like some help in working through the barriers that you may have to living in a happy home, I offer a range of services to support your needs https://wendyfry.com/services It will be my joy to support you.
On further investigation on the way back, the sign actually said ‘love where we live’. It’s a borough run council programme to celebrate and reward the amazing individuals, groups and organisations that help make Tunbridge Wells a great place to live.
I’m thinking about making myself up t-shirt that say’s ‘love lives here’. I may not live in Tunbridge Wells though wherever I travel, that’s my home, just like a snail carries its shell on its back – I carry love with me wherever I go and you can too x
From my heart you yours with love
Helping you to get to the heart of your love and relationship problems www.wendyfry.com
https://www.facebook.com/lovewherewelive?fref=photo For Tunbridge Wells Facebook group ‘Love where we live’