THANKFUL FOR HOME

Your home is a centre for your family. It keeps you warm, dry, and safe. Your home is the place where you have family dinner together, catch up, and share stories. No matter how you define your family, your home is where everyone comes together. Whether you spend the morning watching the parade or out in the yard playing your annual Thanksgiving family touch football match, you build traditions at home that last for generations.

The holiday season is full of traditional dinners, parties, secret Santa parties, potlucks, and more. Every year you open your home to family and friends to celebrate the holidays. Take a moment to appreciate the roof over your head that keeps you dry and warm; the doors and windows that keep the drafts out and the safety within. Appreciate the comfort and cosiness as the nights draw in so you can enjoy time with the people in your life who matter.

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You take a fun-filled vacation and it’s filled with great memories, exotic locales, scrumptious food and maybe even some quality beach time. But the second you walk in through the front door to your home, you are thankful to be surrounded by your belongings and happy to whip up a home-cooked meal. Maybe your house is a bit dishevelled, maybe the bedding isn’t 3,000 thread count like the luxury hotel’s that you stayed at but it’s home and that in itself feels great.

Today, when you take turns at the dinner table sharing what you’re grateful for, don’t forget your home — the structure that keeps you warm and dry while you enjoy your traditional family meal.

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