I’ve always thought it strange to think of a house as only someplace that you live, but I think that that may be because my house has always been a…

I’ve always thought it strange to think of a house as only someplace that you live, but I think that that may be because my house has always been a home to me. No matter how troubled things may become, that is the place that I feel the most safe. Although the temperaments that fill it may grow worse, bitter, it’s still filled with the memories of the good times that were put there. I know that I’ve said that love should always be reinforced verbally, but I truly think that that’s only for the sake of reinforcement. If there is love, it can be felt, shown through even the smallest of actions. As this is National Runaway Awareness Month, I think it’s important to just try and remember what it’s like to have a home, and how to make your own feel like one for others. When I few away to Paris, practically running away from home, even my host family made their home feel as if it were my own. Just the attention that I was paid alone was enough to make my visit, even just inside those walls, all the more bearable. Now, think of those who have run away from home, and think of all the home that they’re missing. Be proactive, and make wherever you may go a home. Be proactive, and keep your own house a home.
– Eric