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10 Simple Things That Spell H-O-M-E

10 Simple Things That Spell H-O-M-E

No matter how small or basic, home is so precious! To come back and put your feet up, watch TV, sip coffee, chat on the phone or just pop off to sleep… we often take these pleasures for granted, but today India celebrates Independence Day, and I am at home for a change. The monsoon sun is soft, and my bed is so cozy. I feel gratitude fill my heart, for this day, for my home.

Felt like jotting down the things that make my home so special. Do share your thoughts, too!

1. Your favorite coffee mug or tea set.
2. A pleasant doorbell.
3. The freedom to belt out a bathroom song.
4. A ready supply of cookies and snacks when unexpected guests turn up.
5. At least one cozy chair in a favorite nook.
6. Little things that make you happy—a basket for your magazines, a chintz curtain, the sun slanting in through a corner window.
7. The scent of baking.
8. A color scheme that makes you happy each time you walk in.
9. That secure feeling when you’re tucked up in bed and there’s a thunderstorm outside.
10. The smile on a loved one’s face when you step in.



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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).


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2:57PM PST on Nov 6, 2012


8:35AM PDT on Oct 9, 2012

love it. dont forget happy pets!

12:50PM PDT on Sep 2, 2012

Having just come back from 13 days camping, including storms, floods and some wonderful weather - here's my list:

- secure roof over one's head providing shelter from burning sun, hail, torrential rain, near 0°C temperatures ...
- a toilet which doesn't make you cringe each time you approach it
- a comfortable bed
- a fridge and a well stocked pantry (even if couldn't go shopping for fresh produce yet)
- light after sunset

9:17AM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

I had to spend some time in a hospital....all I wanted was to be home. I don't take my family or my home for granted.

11:11AM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

Thank you.

12:46PM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

Home is where my kitty cats are! They make my apartment a home! =)

5:38AM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

enjoying your own silence or noise that makes you feel happy in your own home.

8:45AM PDT on Aug 22, 2012

simple pleasures shared

6:08PM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

... the last few minutes of snuggling on my husband's shoulder before I get ready to go to work.

11:37PM PDT on Aug 19, 2012


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