Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, probably my most favorite holiday because its whole point is about giving thanks. I think after the last few years, giving thanks is even more appropriate then usual. It’s been a really tough couple of years for almost everybody and ironically tough times are what give us perspective and help us to really understand what’s meaningful in life. And as challenging as life has been, I bet now more than we used to be, most of us are clearer on how much we actually have to be thankful for.
This year, I think that quite a few people in our country will feel thankful that they were able to stay in their homes, despite how many unfortunately couldn’t. Again, the US is working it’s way through a challenging period and it’s banged up a lot of people.But despite that, I still believe that home ownership is meaningful and symbolic. I’m not saying that it’s the right choice for everyone, renting is a very sensible and necessary alternative. But if it’s a financial prudent possibility, then home ownership is a good one. Having your own home provides you something much deeper than just a investment. It’s a place to feel safe. It’s a place to freely express yourself literally and figuratively. It’s a place to play with your three dogs and three cats. It’s a place to grow a garden. It’s a place to raise a family for years to come. It’s a place to have Thanksgiving.