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Dear old and new friends,
Springtime is when the evening news shows graphic pictures of homes tragically destroyed by tornadoes in Oklahoma or Kansas or elsewhere in the Midwest. A husband and wife, having come from a neighbor’s basement, stand in shock as they look at what once was their home, now just a concrete foundation surrounded by debris. The same homeowner’s tragedy is replayed over and over in California when brush fires fueled by drought consume entire homes leaving only a grayish ash-covered concrete pad and a lone, fireplace chimney.
Through our hearts streaks a shiver when we see such devastated pictures and wonder what it would be like if that was our home! We take some comfort in the fact we have home insurance, but why we find comfort in that is a mystery. No matter how large your home insurance policy, when your home is destroyed you only get money equal to the home’s current value…but never your home back again.
The best home insurance in the world is to have the following words tattooed on your heart, “Home lies in the things you carry with you everywhere….” These are the words of the author Pico Iyer (British born Indian; Siddharth Pico Raghavan Iyer). Here I suggest you stop reading any further and ponder the meaning of his potent statement.
Pico Iyer’s original saying was, “Home lies in the things you carry with you everywhere, and not the things that tie you down.” I intentionally interrupted his words after “everywhere,” feeling his use of “tie you down” implied restricted freedom to roam, wander or be gypsy-like. Personally, I prefer rephrasing his words: “Home lies in the things you carry with you and not the ‘stuff’ (belongings or objects), regardless how precious because of memories.”
The next time you are departing from your home to go to work, to the store or on a vacation, pause a moment. Before walking or driving away look back with loving fondness at your home. Pause for a micro-moment to consciously recall that you are carrying in your heart all the loving, deep affection expressed there, all the beautiful memories made there and all the memorable events that have happened under its roof.
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