The House That Shelters

Let me introduce myself, I am a house that lives in the city. I have been a shelter for many people. Those that bought me, those that rented me and those who have squatted within my walls. I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly of the humans that have lived and visited here. All in all I must say that the good has outweighed the bad and ugly throughout the years. I have housed children that have grown up to be scholars,doctors, reporters, firemen, cashiers, mothers, fathers and so much more. I have watched them grow and help shelter them as they go through the seasons of their lives. Through the Spring of blossoming, the Summer when it’s hot and just can’t seem to get comfortable, through Autumn as they prepare for what’s to come and through the Winters when it’s barren and cold and you feel like you’re alone. I stand here now weathered and beaten, but still I stand. As I stand here tall and erect with my imperfections, I do not think, what are those people thinking of me now. The only thing I think is will I be abandoned or will someone look at me and see the true beauty that lies within my walls. We, as humans, sometimes build up walls around us emotionally and sometimes even physically, so as not to get hurt. If only we could be like this house and  that even though we may not appear as we think we want to, we should acknowledge our accomplishments and know that we are beautiful in our own rights. I encourage you to take a few moments each day to see the beauty within you and the strength of the frame that continues to hold you throughout the years. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.

We may feel weathered and beaten, but we still have a strong frame inside of us to persevere through our struggles. Photo by suzukii xingfu on

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