I never realized how meaningful the phrase “there’s no place like home for the holidays” is until being away from home for a long period of time. Living hours away from home has built an appreciation for the people and things that await. Sure, going out on the weekends without a curfew and constantly socializing with people in your hall or around campus is a ball, but do you ever miss the thrill of driving to a friend’s house or sneaking around your parents? On a serious note, though, there really is no place like being home with family and friends. In high school or when permanently living at home we usually are quick to rush out of the house for social events and rarely stop to appreciate the company of our family. As the excitement builds, counting down the days until home this unfamiliar feeling of longing for quality time in the comfort of your home really brings out the meaning of what is truly important. Thanksgiving is the perfect excuse to finally let yourself sit down and catch up with your loved ones, while eating a delicious home cooked meal at the same time. There really is no place like home for the holidays.
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