A man’s home is his castle.
Today I called the hubby Darryl Kerrigan because of his latest home improvement project – putting an extra toilet in our laundry.
He isn’t entirely a Kerrigan because he does finish jobs and hires actual tradies, but his love of his Castle is so endearing.
In a middle class society of today obsessed with interior design, renovation shows and lifestyle magazines (me included!), it is so easy to get caught up in ‘wanting more’ and not appreciating the home you already have, no matter its shortcomings.
We overlook the love, pride and the ultimate blessing of having a safe home with running water and electricity.
Now I’m not saying it is wrong to want to improve things or fulfil your vision of your abode – in fact I’m all for it! But it is nice to stop once in a while and be thankful for what you have – shelter that carries memories of love, laughter, and even the hard times in its walls. Somewhere to have as a refuge after an awful day in the outside world.
It doesn’t matter if you rent, have a mortgage, or own your pad. If it is a one room studio or mansion. Whether you live alone or are in a share house. Home is where the heart is.
In the wise words of Darryl “It’s not a house, it’s a home”.
What do you love most about your Castle? Let us know by leaving a comment below!