There is No Place like Home
Your mother cooks food for you. She sits near you just to see you eating. You welcome your father when he returns home. Your younger brother and sister climb on his knees. Your sister pretends fighting with you. Your neighbours drop in to pass the evening hours merrily in conversation. Your father helps you in your homework. Your younger brother steals your candy. These homely joys look commonplace. But when you advance in age they are the true sources of happiness. Worldly joys are short-lived. Joys of domestic life are of permanent nature. A kind father, an affectionate mother, a sympathetic brother, a loving wife, obedient children etc. fill life with cheerfulness. Worldly things may not be got by everybody. But these and many other domestic joys can be had even by the poorest of the poor. Worldly possessions feed our body but domestic joys and happiness feed and soothe our soul. Home teaches us values and noble qualities. Unselfish devotion of the mother, self-denial of the father infuses virtues in us. Home influences impart the quality of self control. We may settle abroad or come back but scenes of home where we have spent our childhood and youth thrill us forever. Wherever we may roam, there is no place like home. Recollecting the memories of the life spent in home just fills our eyes with tears. Moist eyes simply prove that home is the best.